Runaway Woman – Interview with Artist Katherine Bradford (2022)

Video (11:48): Katherine Bradford is best known for her paintings of swimmers, superheroes, and ships that critics describe as simultaneously representational and abstract, luminous, and richly metaphorical. In this interview, she discusses her creative praxis and Flying Woman: The Paintings of Katherine Bradford, a 2022 survey exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art in Maine, which has travelled to several venues.

Art Book

Flying Woman: The Paintings of Katherine Bradford
by Jaime DeSimone (Author), Nancy Princenthal (Author)
Publisher: ‎ Rizzoli International Publications; 1st edition (13 Sept. 2022)
Language: ‎ English
Hardcover: ‎ 160 pages
ISBN-10: ‎ 0847871894
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0847871896
Dimensions: ‎ 24.92 x 2.06 x 31.45 cm

From the Back Cover

“The first major survey of artist Katherine Bradford, renowned for her wholly personal paintings of swimmers, bathers, and superheroes.

Known for her vibrant palette and eccentric compositions, Katherine Bradford came to prominence late in life, when her unique style of painting finally garnered critical acclaim in the art world. The artist’s paintings are populated by a wide-ranging cast of characters―from swimmers to superheroes to, most recently, mothers―who anchor and connect her work across time and media. Her figures, who often defy society’s expectations of women (and other gender norms), thus serve as surrogates for a mother, painter, and lesbian coming of age at the turn of the twenty-first century. Featuring more than twenty years of her work, Flying Woman: The Paintings of Katherine Bradford considers the artist’s many themes, her ongoing exploration of different painterly modes, and her lifelong fascination with color.” – Rizzoli International Publications

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