Elaine Bradford / Bio & CV
Lives and works in Houston, TX
SOLO/TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2014 Mask, The Front, New Orleans, LA. August – September.
2014 Ceremonial Concealment, Picture Gallery, Saint-Gaudens Memorial, Cornish, NH. May-July.
2014 Doppelgänger, Gaddis Geeslin Gallery, Sam Houston State University. February- March. With Bari Ziperstein.
2013 Ceremonial Concealment. Settlement Goods, Houston, TX. September-October.
2013 The Wedding Party, The Project Room, Art Palace Gallery, Houston, TX. June- August.
2012 Stylish Breed, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL. January-April. With Megan Greene.
2011 The Sidereal, Blaffer Art Museum’s Window Into Houston, Houston, TX. April- June.
2010 The Museum of Unnatural History, Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery, Lone Star College, Montgomery, TX. November- December.
2009 The Museum of Unnatural History, ArtLeague, Houston, TX. January-February.
2008 Fictitious Realities/Realistic Fictions, Art Palace Gallery, Austin, TX. September-October. With Seth Mittag.
2008 Ersatz Nature, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX. January- February. With Shawn Smith.
2007 Locked Horns and Shed Antlers, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX. November.
2007 Crocheting Deer, Hidden Squirrels, Cactus Bra, San Antonio, TX. October.
2007 New Work, Hunt Gallery, Webster University, St. Louis, MO. August-September.
2007 Freaks of Nurture, Women & Their Work, Austin, TX. February.
2006 Outside In, Okay Mountain, Austin, TX. August. With William Hundley.
2005 Rear Bumper Sweater, Seth’s Bumper Gallery, Houston, TX. April.
2004 Domestic Camouflage, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. October-December.
2003 Small Comforts, Other Worlds, East Gallery, Fullerton, California. August- September.
2000 Comfort Show, New Gallery, Austin, Texas. May.
2014 Summer Salts. Art Palace Gallery, Houston, TX. July – August.
2014 The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX. July-August.
2013 Trojan Box. Art League, Houston, TX. August-September.
2013 Needled: Contemporary Needle Art. Handmade in America Gallery, Asheville, NC. June- September.
2012 In Heaven, Everything Is Fine. Public Works SF’s Roll Up Gallery, San Francisco, CA. October-November.
2012 Captured: Specimens in Contemporary Art. Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts. Walnut Creek, CA. September- November.
2012 Diaspora Vibe 2.0, Levitas Center for the Arts, Southampton, NY. August.
2012 Voices of Home, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA. March-April.
2012 BOX 13 Collective: Right to Assemble, Texas State University Gallery, San Marcos, TX. February- March.
2012 Voices of Home, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY. January- February.
2011 Extreme Materials 2, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY. October- January.
2011 In Residence 2010, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX. October – December.
2011 Crafting Live(s): 10 Years of Artists-in-Residence, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX. June – September.
2011 Box of Curiosities, PODA project through the City of Houston and HAA, Various locations in Houston, TX
2011 Edge of Life: Forest Pathology Art. Cole Art Center, Stephen F. Austin State University. Nacogdoches , TX. January- February.
2010 High Fiber & Raw Materials, Invitational exhibition, The Arts Alliance Center at Clearlake. Clearlake, TX. August-October.
2010 Ladies First, Art Palace Gallery, Houston, TX. March – May.
2010 Earthbound, Art Museum of South Texas. Corpus Christi, TX. March- May.
2010 Sur Le Fil, Musée International des Arts Modestes, Sete, France. December-April.
2009 Domestic Animals, Webb Gallery, Waxahachie, TX. November- January.
2009 Sur Le Fil, Maison Folie Wazemmes, Lille, France. October- November.
2009 30th Anniversary Exhibition. Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX. Curated by Clint Willour. August- September.
2009 Animal Attraction, Ambient Art Projects, Las Vegas, NV. June-August.
2009 Raised in Craftivity, Wignall Museum/Gallery, Rancho Cucamonga, CA. January-March.
2008 Skin Trade, Chashama ABC, New York, NY. October-November.
2008 UnBOXed, Crazywood Gallery, Huntsville, TX. October- November.
2008 Cohesive Discord, Space 125, Houston, TX. June-August.
2008 Un-Natural Disaster, University of Texas at Dallas. Dallas, TX. March-April.
2007 Raised in Craftivity, Greenlease Gallery, Kansas City, MO. September.
2007 More Art, Less Filler, Space 204, Ingram Studio Art Center, Vanderbilt University. August-October.
2007 White Trash Heroes, Texas Firehouse Gallery, Long Island City, NY. August.
2007 High 5: Emerging Art in America. The CW Corporate Headquarters, Burbank, CA. June-Aug, 2007.
2007 New Works, Hardin Simmons University, Abilene, TX. January –February.
2006 Fall Show, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY. November-December.
2006 Embroidered Stories/Knitted Tales, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA. September-November.
2006 Sculpture Now, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, TX. September-October.
2006 BEAST, Finesilver Gallery, Houston, TX. September-November.
2006 Crafty, MassArt, Boston, MA. September-October.
2006 Summer Sucks, Commerce Street Artist Warehouse, Houston, TX. August.
2006 Femme xx v1.0, Revolution Gallery, Dallas, TX. May-June.
2006 Quiver, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. May- June.
2006 BMG Artists’ Annual, BLK/MRKT Gallery, Culver City, CA. January- February.
2005 Hanging by a Thread, The Moore Space, Miami, FL. September-October.
2005 The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX. July.
2005 Texas Biennial, Austin, TX. March.
2004 Empty Nest, Sweetboy Projects Home Base, Los Angeles, CA. July.
2004 Arboretum, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. July-August.
2004 BID Show, Guaranteed Vacuum, Arroyo Arts Collective, Highland Park, CA. May. Juried by Liz Larner.
2004 Pleasure Garden, Barnsdall Art Park, Hollywood, CA. April.
2004 Girls Who Wear Glasses, Crazy Space, Santa Monica, CA. March.
2003 Trail Mix: A Mile of Art, Hahamongna Watershed Park, Pasadena, CA. November. Selected by New Town Pasadena.
2003 In the Nursery, Armory Northwest, Pasadena, CA. October- January.
2003 Armory Outdoor Sculpture Installational, Armory Northwest, Pasadena, CA. July. August.
2003 Space Invaders, Six Months, Los Angeles, CA. May.
2003 Emergence, Track 16, Santa Monica, CA. March.
2002 Old Town Newhall Art Walk, Jazmin’s Bakery, Newhall, CA. December. Commissioned by City of Santa Clarita, California.
2002 Soft, Time & Place Gallery, Gorman, CA. November-January.
2000 Passing Through Walls: An Art Exhibition Inside an Architecture Building, Sutton Hall, The University of Texas,Austin, TX. December.
2000 Revelation, Texas, International Sculpture Conference, Houston, TX. May- June. Juried by Dr. Frances Colpitt, Luis Jimenez, and Sharon Engelstein.
1999 Surface Tension: An Art Exhibition Inside a Swimming Center, The Texas Swimming Center, Austin, TX. December.
2003 Masters of Fine Arts, California Institute of the Arts.
2000 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art, The University of Texas at Austin.
PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS
2011 Insperity Golf Experience, Discovery Green, Houston, TX September – November.
2010 Pachikadi and His Flying Friends, Civic Art Commission for the Vinson Neighborhood Library through City of Houston and the Houston Arts Alliance, Permanent.
2008 Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist Fellowship Grant
2007 Best Work of Art. Austin Critics Table Awards
2005 Jurors Choice Award. Texas Biennial
2011 Many Mini Residency, Skydive Artspace, Houston, TX. July 10-11, 2011.
2010 Houston Center of Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX. January-August.
ARTS ORGANIZATIONS AFFILIATIONS
2008- Present BOX 13 ArtSpace Houston, TX. President (2011-2013) Exhibition Coordinator (2008-2010).
2009- 2012 Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX. Programming Committee.
2007- 2012 Diverseworks Art Space. Houston, TX. Artist Board.
2007-2008 Buffalo Bayou Art Park, Houston, TX. Executive Director.