1974 (Carmel, California)
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|Paige Bradley has been inspired to sculpt the human figure in bronze since childhood. Born in Carmel, California, the artist found much inspiration in her own physical strength and the surrounding beauty of the Monterey Peninsula. Immersed in nature and art, Bradley' had early fascination with the human figure. She believes that through the figure, an artist can speak a universal language that is timeless.|
Educated at Pepperdine University, Bradley spent a year in Florence, Italy. During her travels in Europe, the Great Masters offered inspiration, but Michaelangelo reflected her own passions for the human form. She went on to continue her education at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where she furthered her sculpture education and learned to paint and print in several different mediums.
Helping other young artists, Bradley has supported arts education with national seminars, shows, donations and art auctions. She is also an advocate of healing and empowerment; additionally, finding a voice to help those who have suffered from illness or repression.
In 1998, Bradley started her own sculpture studio in her hometown of Carmel, exhibiting her sculptures in several galleries around the nation. In 2001, she was voted in to the National Sculpture Society as a professional sculptor, the Salmagundi Club invited her as a member in 2003, and in 2004, the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club welcomed her as a professional member. Annually, she has one-person shows in Los Angeles and Carmel, along with several group shows throughout the nation.
Even though the figures are sculpted in the classical tradition, Bradley is anything but classical. The artist, uniting psychology and spirituality in her sculpture, explores modern realms for her artwork. Bradley intends her work to show strength and sensitivity, with a spiritual wisdom that awakens us, leaving us yearning for truth within our own lives. Underscoring her love and passion for humanity, she writes:
"The only way I can be truthful to you, is to listen to myself-- the cries and laughter,thepeaceful silence or the loud chatter of the voice that I think is mine, but is really all of us. And with that honesty, I will create. You may hear yourself in me, and then believe that we are not separate. Ilive the dichotomy of together and alone, as we all do, but I research it as a scientist. Through my art and through living my own life, I can helpus understand the chasm, and what it will take to unite our souls."
Bradley has recently moved her studio to Brooklyn, New York, where she will continue drawing, painting and sculpting full-time with live models.
Written and submitted by Catherine DuPont, Fine-Art Professional
|Biography from Portland Classic Gallery:|
|When Paige Bradley was only nine years old, she knew she wanted to
sculpt the human figure. Born in Carmel, California she found
much inspiration in her own physical strength and in the beauty that
surrounded her. Immersed in nature and art, Paige Bradley is
fascinated with the human figure, an interest that began early in her
life. Art classes were just as important to her as basic
Educated at Pepperdine University, Paige
Bradley spent one year in Florence, Italy. During her European travels
she was inspired by the Great Masters; however Michelangelo consumed
her. She drew inspiration from nearly all of his sculptures,
studied his drawings, and realized his own passions for the human form.
returning to the United States, Paige Bradley began an intense
three-year apprenticeship with sculptor, Richard MacDonald.
During her apprenticeship she worked side by side with Richard
MacDonald on many sculptures such as the grand monument for the 1996
Summer Olympic Games.
Paige Bradley went on to continue her
education at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; the alma matter of
Mary Cassatt, Thomas Eakins, and Robert Henri. Within a year, she
won the oldest and most coveted sculpture award in the school's
history, and was invited to be one of eighteen participants in the
National Sculpture Society's "Young Sculptors Competition". Her
work is permanently housed in the American Museum in Philadelphia.
poise and grace of the female figure is a goal of Paige Bradley in her
sculptures In bronze, she strives for beautiful forms that seem
as if they could come to life at any moment.
She is a Professional Sculptor member of The National Sculpture Society in New York.
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