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Paige Bradley, 1974 | Figurative sculptor

Born in Carmel, California Paige Bradley knew she would be an artist by the age of nine.
Immersed in nature and art, Bradley’s fascination with the human figure began early.
She believed that through the figure an artist could speak a universal language that is timeless and essential.
Paige began drawing from the model by the age of ten and by fifteen was studying intensely at university campuses during the summer months.

Knowing that she was naturally a sculptor, at seventeen she cast her first bronze.
Educated at Pepperdine University, Paige spent a year in Florence, Italy with the university’s study program.
There she took classes at the Florence Academy of Art, which included art history.

She went on to continue her education at the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where she studied sculpture and learned to paint and print in several different mediums.
In 1995 Paige was assistant sculptor on a monument for the Atlanta Olympic Games.
In 2001 she was voted into the National Sculpture Society, the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club and The Salmagundi Club as a professional sculptor.

By 2006, her work was featured in over a dozen galleries, teaching masters workshops and being sought out for public and private commissions.
At thirty years old, she already had a strong following of international collectors.

Paige’s work is full of dichotomies: both the beautiful and the ugly, the liberated and the contained, the falling and the floating.
She is always in control of form but not imprisoned by its literality.
The subject matter becomes the most important - not narrowly feminist, but rather humanistic betrayals of modern emotion.

Paige’s work is becoming a valuable keystone for the missing figure in contemporary art.
In 2014 Paige exhibited over forty sculptures, several new drawings, and a signed catalog of works at a major U.S. exhibition.
It was her way of celebrating twenty years in sculpture, which most likely is just the beginning.

Artist Statement

"Inspiration comes from my connection to the world, my relationships with others, and my relationship with myself.
I don’t need to travel the planet or hire dancers to find a muse.
My individual journey is inspiration enough. Since I was nine years old I knew I would be an artist.

I was drawing since I can remember and began casting my work into bronze when I was seventeen.
Three decades later, I am still doing it - and I intend to never stop. As much as I try to avoid labeling myself, I am a figurative artist in everything I do.
The figure to me is the perfect vehicle to communicate the human condition.

My definition of success is to be a visionary through truthful and courageous artwork, work that communicates what it feels like to be alive in the world today.
I keep moving my work forward by questioning, observing, looking for truth and searching for clarity.
My goal is to have the courage to create what feels real, not necessarily beautiful, in order to create lasting, fine art". | Source: © Cutter and Cutter Fine Art

Paige Bradley è una scultrice Americana nota per i bronzi figurativi rappresentativi.
È diventata famosa per la sua tecnica di scultura utilizzando tecniche miste di bronzo ed illuminazione.

Il suo lavoro è diventato famoso con l'esposizione pubblica della sua scultura Expansion.

Sul suo sito web scrive: "Disegnavo da quando ho memoria, e ho iniziato a fondere il mio lavoro in bronzo quando avevo diciassette anni".
Ha studiato alla Pepperdine University, Florence Academy of Art ed anche Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.


Nel 1995 Bradley è stata assistente scultore per un monumento per i Giochi Olimpici di Atlanta.
Nel 2001 è stata votata nella National Sculpture Society, nel Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club e nel Salmagundi Club come scultrice professionista.

Nel 2006, il suo lavoro è stato presentato in oltre una dozzina di gallerie, insegnava in seminari di master ed era ricercata per commissioni pubbliche e private.
All'età di 30 anni, aveva un forte seguito di collezionisti internazionali.

Nel 2001 Bradley è stata votata nella National Sculpture Society come scultore professionista.
Nel 2006, la Ballet International Foundation le ha commissionato la creazione di un premio di bronzo da assegnare annualmente ai principali concorsi internazionali.

Nel 2004 Bradley ha creato una serie di sculture in bronzo illuminate ed il suo lavoro chiamato Expansion è stato il primo.
L'Espansion raffigurava la figura di una donna seduta nella posizione del loto con la luce che emanava dalle crepe nel suo corpo. | Fonte: © British Wikipedia