Suggestive of modernists like Matisse and Chaim Soutine, as well as 20th Century German Expressionist painters, such as Ludwig Kirchner, Bradley Wood’s paintings express ambivalence about the current human condition. While the settings in which Wood situates his languid, idiosyncratic figures suggest comfort and privilege, the skewed perspectives from which we view them imply that everything may not be as it appears on his lushly painted surfaces. Figures and interiors seem ready to slip off the canvas. There is a subtle social critique in Wood’s combination of subject matter and style. Wood’s work has been exhibited in venues in New York, London, Hong Kong and Toronto, and was featured in the acclaimed “Human Condition” exhibition that took place in an abandoned Los Angeles hospital in 2016. In 2017, he was the recipient of the prestigious Moth Art Prize and Residency in Ireland.

BORN
Regina Saskatchewan, Canada, 1970

EDUCATION
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
Art Center Europe, Vevey, Switzerland

EXHIBITION HISTORY 2001-2017
SOLO SHOWS and PRESENTATIONS
Angell Gallery "The Spoils" 2018 Toronto, ON
VOLTA March 2017 NY, NY
Art Central April 2017, Hong Kong
PULSE Solo Miami, December 2016
Angell Gallery November 2016 Toronto, ON
PULSE Solo March, 2016,  NYC 
Angell Gallery "Armchair Tableaux" 2015 Toronto, ON
"Domestic Fictions" 2015 curated by Rebecca Wilson, NYC
Parts Gallery "The Neighbors4"  2014 curated by Dianna Witte, Toronto, ON.
Raines Law Room "Dirty Lounging"  2014, NY, NY.
The Peacock "Chillin in the Den of Antiquity" 2014, NY, NY.
Parts Gallery "The Neighbors3" 2013, curated by  Dianna Witte, Toronto, ON.
The Peacock "New paintings in the Library" 2013, NY,NY.
Parts Gallery "The Neighbors2" 2012, curated by and Dianna Witte, Toronto, ON.
Parts Gallery "The Neighbors" 2011, curated by Dianna Witte, Toronto, ON.
Suny Peekskill “Interactive Spaces”, curated by Lise Prown. Peekskill, NY.
Hill Holiday space/John Hancock building, "Figures and Graphics" 2011, Boston, MA.
JURIED GROUP SHOWS 2000-2004
Exit Art Biennial ll, “Traffic” curated by Jodi Hanel and Papo Colo, NY,NY.
Art in General “Re: Source” curated by Beth Venn and Sofia Hernandez Chon Cuy, NY,NY.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council  “Woolworth Residency Open Studios” curated by Erin Donnelly, NY,NY
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council “Open Studios” curated by Erin Donnelly,NY, NY.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, "Ecosystem” curated by Erin Donnelly, NY,NY.
Bronx Museum “Artists in the Marketplace” curated by Holly Block, Bronx, NY.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS and PRESENTATIONS
Anxious Body, 2017, curated by Bill Clarke, Toronto,ON
Human Condition, 2016, curated by John Wolf, Los Angeles, CA 
Angell Gallery, Summer exhibition 2016, Toronto, ON
Angell Gallery, 20th Anniversary exhibition 2016, Toronto, ON 
SIM-SMITH, Art SouthHamptons 2016, Bridgehampton, NY
SIM-SMITH, Context Art, 2016, Miami, Florida
Angell Gallery, Summer exhibition 2015, Toronto, ON
SIM-SMITH, Art Hamptons 2015, Bridgehampton, NY
Parts Gallery, TIAF 2014, Toronto, ON.
Parts Gallery “Summer Salon” 2014,Toronto, ON.
FitzRoy Knox, ArtHamptons  2014, Curated by Laurie Carroll, Bridgehampton, NY.
Parts Gallery “Spring Salon” 2014, Toronto, ON.
Angell Gallery “I heart Paint” 2014, curated by Kim Dorland, Toronto, ON.
Reis Experimental Space "Untitled" 2014, Long Island City, NY.
Parts Gallery, Love Art, Toronto 2014, curated by Dianna Witte, Toronto, ON.
Parts Gallery “Winter Salon” 2014, Curated by Dianna Witte, Toronto, ON.
Parts Gallery TIAF 2013, Curated by Dianna Witte,Toronto, ON.
Parts Gallery “Winter Salon” 2013, Toronto, ON.
Parts Gallery TIAF 2012, Toronto, ON.
Wayfarers, 2012 Brooklyn, NY.
Daniel Cooney Fine Art igavel Auctions 2012, NY, NY.
Parts Gallery "Summer Salon" 2012, curated by Dianna Witte
Parts Gallery "Fall Salon" 2011, curated by Dianna Witte, Toronto, ON.
Parts Gallery TIAF 2011, curated by Ric Santon and Dianna Witte, Toronto, ON.
Parts Gallery “Artificial Kingdom” 2010, curated by Ric Santon, Toronto, ON.
Parts Gallery TIAF 2010, curated by Ric Santon and Dianna Witte, Toronto, ON.
The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Open Studio show, NY, NY.
Dead CAT Gallery, Benefit for High School Art Programs, Providence, RI.
Woods-Gerry, RISD Painting Department group show, Providence, RI.

AWARDS/RECOGNITION
The Moth Art Prize,  2017
PULSE NY/MIAMI, prize nominee March and December 2016 
Saatchi Art, Best of 2014, Dec. 2014
Selection of The Public Art Network’s 2004 Year In Review, Americans for the Arts
Field Projects, "Up and Coming Artists to Watch"
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Woolworth Residency
SVA MFA guest artist
Artists in the Marketplace at the Bronx Museum

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
“The Body”, Interview with Bradley Wood, Emboss Magazine, November, 2017
Eccentric portraits set in luscious New York interiors win Moth Art Prize, The Irish Times, Sept1 2017
Rebecca O’Connor, The Moth, Fall Issue 2017
Maria Zemtsova, Summer Interview, Art Maze Mag, June 2017
Rebecca O’Connor, The Moth, Spring Issue 2017
Ekaternina Popova, Create Magazine, April 26, 2017
Elizaveta Mironova, Bradley Wood and Natalka Hussar at Angell Gallery, Art Toronto.ca, November 2016
Steering by the Art Stars, BLOUINARTINFO, March 2016
Sarah Cascone, The Spirit of Exploration Drives Pulse 2016, artnet news, March 4 2016 
Ilka Scobie, Armory Week Round-Up, Artlyst, March 2016
Miraj Dhir, Eyes Wide Shut: Bradley Wood’s Phantasmagoric Fictions, Sept 20th 2015
Eileen Kinsella, Art Hamptons, artnet, July 2 2015
Corbett, Rachel. FWx (Food & Wine) March 28, 2014.
Takahashi, Lisa.10 Minutes with Painter Bradley Wood, March 14, 2014.
Dion, Tan. A ,BLOUINARTINFO, April 25, 2014.
Greenfield, Rebecca. The Peacock and the Shakespeare, The New York Times, December 23, 2013.
Biram, Meg. Bradley Wood, Meg Biram Blog, December 9, 2013.
Flynn, Christine. Expert Picks, Toronto Life, January 2013.
LuLu. Couples interview, Lush Magazine, Spring Issue, 2012.
Vaughan, R.M. Bradley Wood at Parts Gallery, THE GLOBE AND MAIL, October 28, 2011.

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