Artist Katherine Bradford, an MFA Purchase College graduate, class of ’88, who divides her time between New York City and Brunswick, Maine, has been awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in the field of fine arts.
She was among the 180 scholars, artists and scientists who were awarded Fellowships in this eighty-seventh annual competition.
Guggenheim Fellowships are often characterized as “midcareer’ awards for men and women who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. She was selected based on prior achievement from a group of almost 3,000 applicants.
Ms. Bradford is currently on the graduate MFA faculty at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia and on the faculty at the SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in Manhattan where she teaches a course in non-traditional painting. In 2009 she was a resident faculty member at the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine.
She has shown her work at P.S. 1 in Queens, the Brooklyn Museum, and Exit Art in New York City. She is recipient of a Pollock Krasner Grant (2000) and an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award (2005).
Her works are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Farnsworth Museum, the Portland Museum and Bowdoin, Smith, Bryn Mawr and Bates Colleges.