Paige Bradley

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Paige Bradley

ARC Associate Living Master TM

25 artworks

American

Born 1974

https://www.paigebradley.com

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Expansion Rising

2019

Bronze with electricity

82.6 x 53.3 x 36.2 cms | 32 1/2 x 21 x 14 1/4 ins

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Intention

2019

Bronze

78.7 x 40.6 x 53.3 cms | 31 x 16 x 21 ins

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L'Attitude

2018

Bronze

233.7 x 114.3 x 104.1 cms | 92 x 45 x 41 ins

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Illumination

Bronze with Electricity

47 x 67.3 x 33.7 cms | 18 1/2 x 26 1/2 x 13 1/4 ins

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Release

2002

Bronze

55.9 x 22.9 x 22.9 cms | 22 x 9 x 9 ins

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Freedom Bound

2004

Bronze

53.3 x 71.1 x 30.5 cms | 21 x 28 x 12 ins

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Visionary

2004

Bronze

68.6 x 30.5 x 30.5 cms | 27 x 12 x 12 ins

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Alapadma

2005

Bronze

71.1 x 86.4 x 40.6 cms | 28 x 34 x 16 ins

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Expansion

2005

Bronze

71.1 x 88.9 x 43.2 cms | 28 x 35 x 17 ins

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Into the Light

2005

Bronze

35.6 x 30.5 x 30.5 cms | 14 x 12 x 12 ins

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Paige Bradley’s (b. 1974) powerful sculptures of dynamically posed figures showcase more than just physical strength and passion —they testify to the inner strength and fortitude woven into the fabric of a person’s soul. Her own personal experiences are the starting point for Paige’s work, and she then uses her skill, intuition, and sensitivity to build these stories out into universally understood creations. The unseen and often unspoken dichotomies one encounters in life —joy and sorrow, dissonance and harmony, weakness and strength, ugliness and beauty —become powerfully alive in Paige’s sculpture, as she is an artist who has the rare ability to turn abstract feeling into three-dimensional form.
 
Working in the figurative genre, Paige’s sculptures are anything but relics, antiques, or pastiches of figuration past. Rather, her works combine iconic media and uncommon skill with modern thought, philosophy, and psychology, speaking in the currency of our contemporary culture. Paige is also known for eschewing stylistic rules and parameters of any kind, which has kept stagnation far from her studio. In looking at the variety of thought-provoking work she has produced over her 25-year career, one can see how this mindset continues to serve her creative diversity: some of her figures sit strong and grounded in outdoor spaces; others float delicately in suspended compositions; others are sturdily wrapped in silk while stretching toward freedom. Although she primarily casts in bronze, Paige’s artwork also encompasses painting and charcoals, woodcuts, iron-bonded resin, aluminum, mixed media, or any other material she feels helps communicate her message.
 
As a successful female sculptor in the 21stcentury —a time that is seeing women joining together, speaking out, and standing up in unprecedented numbers —Paige remains an artist of singular self-assurance and conviction, choosing to focus on feminine strength, empowerment, and the ability to overcome. “I did not struggle in the same way that my ancestors did, but I’m still subject to many inequalities and unnecessary hardships,” says Paige in the video she posted on International Women’s Day. “And I’m stronger because I learned to fight, overcome, and triumph. My artwork is about this: the hiding and emerging. The trusting, connecting, and the releasing. Allowing vulnerability. The birthing and the nurturing. Learning to love openly and to crack myself open to find the brilliance within. I hope my journey can inspire others and at the least show the world that a woman who is a wife, a daughter, and a mom can still be an artist who can shake preconceived paradigms. Once we find our unique voice in life, it is not complete until we pay it forward.”
 
 

Elected Fellow - National Sculpture Society, 2018
Marilyn Newmark Memorial, American Artist's Professional League, 2014
Best Sculpture, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, 2013
Best of Show, American Women Artists, 2011
Sculpture Honor Award, Academic Artists Association, 2010
Gold Medal of Honor, The Allied Artists of America, 2009
Third Place, 4th Annual A.R.C. Salon, Online Exhibition, 2006
The Lindsey Morris Memorial Award, Allied Artists of America, 2005
Art Students League Award, Allied Artists of America, 2004
Leonard Meiselman Memorial Award, Pen + Brush, 2004
Third Place Award, Women Artists of the West, 2004
Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Nominated Professional Young Sculptor Award
Viselaya Sculpture Competition, 2003
National Sculpture Society, Nominated Professional Member, Young Sculptor Award, 2001
Ramborger Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1996
National Sculpture Society, Young Sculptors Competition, 1996

RJD Gallery, Principal Gallery, Cutter & Cutter Fine Art, Galerie du Soleil, Gallery D'May, Windsor Fine Art, Thornwood Gallery, Chloe Gallery, Classic Fine Art, R. Alexander Fine Art, Canyon Fine Art, Greenberg Fine Art, Ode to Art - Singapore, Panter & Hall - London, Oakham Contemporary, London, Lou Arnow, Hilligoss,