15 - 19 Feb: On the MAP in NYC for Chinese New Year by John Bradley

Central Academy of Fine Arts and US-China Cultural Institute sponsor "Fantastic Art China" 15 - 19 Feb 2018 in conjunction with the Chinese New Year. Happy Chinese New Year! Below, please find your official reception invitation for the opening: 6-9pm 15 Feb at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 135 West 18th Street, New York, NY, 10011

Lily Wei juried show by John Bradley

Tonight we are gathered at Site:Brooklyn Gallery for the opening of Color: Primary to Tertiary. Super to connect with Lily way who chose one of my works to appear in this show. 

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See you in Brooklyn? by John Bradley

Artist Reception: Friday,November 3rd 6-9 PM

Exhibition dates: Nov. 3 – Dec. 3

Shanlin Ye: "it's a privilege to join this International Juried exhibition curated by Lilly Wei at Site:Brooklyn. Will be featuring one of my figurative works." 


Artists: Mia O, Natalie Christensen, Ruth Loaner, Jessica Alazraki, Joseph Heathoctt, YaFu Wang, Tracy Child, Florence Alfano, McEwin Dorian, Lee Zoya,Taylor Lydia Dildilian, Gail Flanery, Joanne Handler, Crystal Pei, Jenna Lynch, Pat Badt, Phoebe Sonder, John Francis, Shyun Song, Tyler Bohm, Marla Mossman, John Bassett, John Gallagher, Jim Nickel, Conny Goelz-Schmitt, Shanlin Ye, Frances Kuehn, Jon Coffelt, Jing Xu, Myra Eastman, Susan Greenspan, Tom Wheeler, Andra Samelson, Heather Bause, Katie Barrie, Jessica Houston, Michelle Dyrness, Stephanie Lehr, Colleen Cunningham, David Francis, Irina Shoyhet, Joan Grubin, Alison Kudlow, Charles Anselmo, K E Sekararum, Tad Philipp, Tanya Synar, Joanna Madloch, Joshua Littlefield, Bren Galvez-Moretti, Arthur Celedonia, Beverly Barber, Joan Easton, Maya Kabat, Loren Erdrich, Erica Licea-Kane, Jo-Ann Acey, Monroe Hodder, Patrick Affourtit, Harley Grieco, Lisa Hesselgrave, Avani Patel, Jo Wood-Brown, Julie Eisenberg Pitman, Wilfred Brunner, Winnie Sidharta, Jane Armstrong, Liz Moore, Shiloh Cinquemani, Anthony Bailey

165 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York

See you at the 2017 International Juried Exhibition? by John Bradley

Delighted to participate in this show with many talented artists from around the world  -  will include work from my Monologue Series. 

Artist statement for Monologue: "Water leaves marks on the paper like a memory that can’t be erased or obliterated, inadvertent yet unforgettable - all kinds of chance encounters conflicting and blending. The wanton flowing of the water would seek to drown out all detail, features and colors becoming blurred. And where color was not applied, they appear all the more dazzling, formed of rough particles of black and white. My subjects emerged without names, race, identity or background, stubbornly existing - calling out - up until the moment of their discovery. They became the solitary protagonists and I became the attendant of their intimate monologues, sharing with me their secrets."


ABOUT THE JUROR: Stephen Westfall received his MFA in 1978 from the University of California, Santa Barbara and has been exhibiting in the US and internationally since the 1980s. He has works in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Kemper Museum in Kansas City, the Louisiana Museum in Humlebaek, Denmark, the Munson Williams Proctor Museum in Utica, New York, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He is currently a professor at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and in the graduate program at Bard University, as well as a Contributing Editor at Art in America. 

EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Marie-Ange Ackad · Bartosz Beda · Karen Bright · Christine Carr · Sara Catapano · Fehmida Chipty · Sukjin Choi · Mike Cole · Derek Cracco · Rob Crossno · Emily Culver · Sasha de Koninck · Heather Douglas · Brian Dursee · Scott Eakin · Darcy Edwin · Carla Falb · Andrea Ferrigno · Brian Fickett · Morgan Frew · Debra Jayne · Aaron Kalinay · Jill Kerwick · Michael Lemon · Jade Lowder · Kathleen Miles · Charles Mintz · Paul Mordetsky · Kenneth Morgan · Samantha Morris · Mary Murphy · Kevin O’Hara · Joseph Ostraff · Sam Shaffer · Lauren Eve Skelly Bailey · Shyun Song · Elissa Swanger · Michael Tang · Carrie and Eric Tomberlin · Joseph Ursulo · Keith Vogrin · Lisa Warren · Tracy Wascom · Lee White · Curtis Widem · Bill Wolff · Shanlin Ye · Setsuko Yoshida

"Breaking the Cocoon" Group Exhibition | Opens 5 Nov in Harlem by John Bradley

New York, September 12, 2015 - The Grady Alexis Gallery at El Taller Latino Americano is pleased to present Breaking the Cocoon, a contemporary group art show containing eight young artists. Their art works include paintings, installations and electronic media installations. The reception is free and open to the public on November 5, 2017 from 5pm-7pm. The works are on view from November 5 – 28, 2017. These extraordinary pieces reflect the theme of Breaking the Cocoon, demonstrating the artists’ effort to break cultural and social barriers through their work. All eight artists came from other countries to the United States, choosing to embrace American culture, yet keep their own mark. Collectively, they have a rich variety of means to express their understanding of how to “Break the Cocoon” and be reborn in their own art language. In today’s world, it is not just immigrants or artists who look for ways to break their cultural cocoons: many face this challenge in personal ways. This exhibition demonstrates the way these artists have overcome this challenge through the symbolic language, media and method of art."  - Curator Zhang Lan

Twenty Years at 23rd and 10th by John Bradley

Opening Night Sept. 14, 2017 : Shanlin Ye and Director Dru Arstark with Shanlin's Reflection Series. Watercolor on Paper. Produced in 2017

Opening Night Sept. 14, 2017: Shanlin Ye and Director Dru Arstark with Shanlin's Reflection Series. Watercolor on Paper. Produced in 2017

Main Floor Exhibit : Rauschenberg, Nauman, Hewitt and others

Main Floor Exhibit: Rauschenberg, Nauman, Hewitt and others

Full Press Release

I am participating in the 20th Anniversary show at Jim Kempner Fine Art showing now through November 5, 2017. Attending the opening was a phenomenal opportunity to meet with the other gallery artists. 

Artists include Robert Attanasio, Jennifer Bartlett, Christopher Beane, Stanley Casselman, Long Bin Chen, Christo, Jeff Chyatte, Chuck Close, Eduardo Del Valle & Mirta Gomez, Jim Dine, Lin Emery, Sam Francis, Rinaldo Frattolillo, Gianfranco Gorgoni, John Henry, Charlie Hewitt, Tanja Hollander, Jasper Johns, Deborah Kass, Alex Katz, Jay Kelly, Jerry Mischak, David Mitchell, Robert Motherwell, Graham Nash, Bruce Nauman, Craig Norton, Claes Oldenburg, Yoko Ono, Jacob Ouillette, Greg Parker, Robert Petersen, Robert Rauschenberg, Ligorano/Reese, Randy Regier, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, Jonathan Santlofer, Sean Scully, Tom Slaughter, Frank Stella, Pal Svensson, Wayne Thiebaud, Boaz Vaadia, Bernar Venet, Andy Warhol, and Shanlin Ye.

Serendipitous Collision of Artists:  Shanlin Ye, Long-Bin Chen and Jacob Ouilettte explore the three floors of Jim's exhibition space and point out the location of their exhibited works

Serendipitous Collision of Artists: Shanlin Ye, Long-Bin Chen and Jacob Ouilettte explore the three floors of Jim's exhibition space and point out the location of their exhibited works

Exhibition 20 Years at 23rd and 10th:  showing works on all three levels of Jim Kempner Fine Art. 

Exhibition 20 Years at 23rd and 10th: showing works on all three levels of Jim Kempner Fine Art. 

Dawn: Exhibit in Soho by John Bradley


At Gallery 456 managed by Zhou Longzhang (周龙章), curatorial wife-and-husband team Lan Lan (纽约蓝蓝, 张兰)and Michael Daly of Incidental Art curated "Dawn: Exhbition of 7 Artists". The show included work from my Reflection Series (镜像系列 Shanlin Ye, 叶山林). Thanks to Jim Kempner Fine Art for supporting this show. We had the opening reception Sept 1. It was a fantastic opportunity to connect with other artists and friends in the NYC Chinese arts community. Below, please enjoy text of the full "master cut" of my interview with Sinotelevision and the edited product. Thanks to Stuart Bradley for the translation.