Andre Bradley lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. Bradley’s artistic, curatorial, and photo book practices currently explore the subject of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the black community. He utilizes mixed and digital media, photography, and installation as forms of ideological resistance that foreground lived experience, against the background of art.
Bradley graduated from Image Text Ithaca and the Rhode Island School of Design’s Photography MFA programs. Bradley also completed coursework at the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Curatorial Practice MFA program. Bradley was named a George Ciscle Scholar in Curatorial Practice during his studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Bradley received the T.C. Colley Award for Photographic Excellence during his studies at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Bradley's first photo-book Dark Archives, I-41
was shortlisted for the Photo-Text Book Award at Les Rencontres d’Arles and the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation First PhotoBook Award, both in 2016. Bradley was the inaugural fellow of the Arc Baltimore/Curatorial Practice Fellowship in 2019, a junior fellow at Image Text Ithaca in 2015, and an artist-in-residence at the Tilt Institute for the Contemporary Image in 2016. Bradley’s work has been collected by public and private art institutions and libraries including the RISD Museum of Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and Scripps College's Ella Strong Denison Library Rare Book Room.
Where’s Walter? (Gentle on My Mind), 2020 asks the viewer to play a game. In appearing images, a digital cut-out of Walter Scott (1965 -2015) "runs." Outside the local news frame in which we typically reference his and other’s experiences, into a distorted, image-text treatment of the classic children's book Where’s Waldo? Re-presenting the public haunt of unarmed black women and men killed by police. Culled from the artist's series American Slideshows, 2015-Ongoing, Where's Walter? is set to a soundtrack of songs by NWA ("100 Miles and Running"), Frank Sinatra and Aretha Franklin ("Gentle on My Mind"). The artist serves a cut-out figure that runs into and out of America’s archive of National Parks landscape imagery as a flattened, and appropriated image of mourning.
It’s life or death across the American landscape, through burning wildfires, o’er snow and evergreen, through hell and high water.
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