Born in the city of Los Angeles in 1961, the striking and impactful Mark Bradford has recently purchased a building in South Central Los Angeles near the city’s main United States Postal Service office; zip code 90001. The new environment is sure to inspire great works of art that will continue to captivate the world.

Bradford’s Art

Mark Bradford scavenges from the street transforming the materials into large collages or installations to evoke the emotive state of surviving in underground economies, migrant communities or abandoned public spaces revealing the diverse cultural and geographic mix of southern California.


BFA (1995) and MFA (1997) from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia.

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Mark Bradford’s Notable Awards & Exhibitions

Bucksbaum Award (2006)

Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (2003)

Joan Mitchell Foundation Award (2002).

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2006)

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2003)

REDCAT, Los Angeles (2004)

Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2001).

27th Bienal de São Paulo (2006)

Whitney Biennial (2006)

“inSite: Art Practices in the Public Domain,” San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico (2005).


Dynamic Mark Bradford Collaborates