Mark Bradford

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Mark Bradford (b. 1961) is best known for his largescale
paintings that explore the sociopolitical potential of abstraction through a rigorous approach
to painting. Bradford’s artistic practice, which he calls ‘social abstraction,’ examines systemic
political and environmental conditions that disproportionately affect marginalized populations. In
2017, Bradford represented the US at the 57th Venice Biennale with ‘Tomorrow is Another Day,’
a major solo exhibition for the Los Angeles artist. In November of the same year, Bradford
unveiled ‘Pickett’s Charge,’ an impressive, site-specific installation for the Hirshhorn Museum and
Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC. At over 400 linear feet and inspired by French artist Paul
Philippoteaux’s nineteenth-century cyclorama at the Gettysburg National Military Park, the
painting is Bradford’s largest work to date.