Bradley Wilson

“About ten years ago I became interested in the idea of painting as an improvised performance. I had grown dissatisfied with creating work that was fully conceived at the beginning, designed through studies and sketches, and then executed onto canvas.  Something important was missing.  I began to make paintings with no formulated plan.  I let the images emerge slowly or quickly out of the painting process itself.  I began playing with color, line, texture and shape.  I embraced uncertainty as an essential element of creating.

My painting process is fluid and organic.  I constantly make changes throughout the making of a piece. I have no philosophy of painting other than to be open and responsive to the possibilities of the moment. Connecting with the present and finding the potential- this is what my work is about.”

Bradley was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1970.  He received degrees in painting from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (BFA, 1994) and the University of Mississippi (MFA, 1997).  His paintings, drawings and sculptures are in many private and corporate collections across the United States and Europe.  He has exhibited in galleries and museums across the southeast.

Bradley spends his days teaching art and creating.  He resides with his wife and six dogs in Chattanooga.

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