Elaine Bradford / Bio & CV

Lives and works in Houston, TX

SOLO/TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2018 Routine Fables, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX. May-June. With Sara Cress.
2017 So All of This is My Fault?, Space 204, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. October-December.
2016 Untitled, Texas Arts and music Festival, Brenham, TX. October.
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.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX. July-August.
2017 McCheeks, Bill’s Junk, Houston, TX. July.
2017 The Cat Art Show, Texas Art Asylum, Houston, TX. June.
2015 It Came From CalArts, CentralTrak, Dallas, TX. August-September
2015 Animalia, Gensler Architecture, Houston, TX. February-June
2015 Green Valentine, G Gallery, Houston, TX. February.
2014 Light Rail Art Train, Space City Credit Union, Houston, TX. September-November
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.

EDUCATION
2003  Masters of Fine Arts, California Institute of the Arts.
2000  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art, The University of Texas at Austin.

COMMISSIONS
2015 Birds of a Feather, Making a Mark, Periwinkle Foundation at Texas Children’s Hospital. September.
2014 PODA (Portable On-Demand Art), Houston, TX. With Emily Link. Commissioned through the Houston Arts Alliance. Various Locations.
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.

AWARDS/HONORS
2008  Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist Fellowship Grant
2007  Best Work of Art. Austin Critics Table Awards
2005  Jurors Choice Award. Texas Biennial

RESIDENCIES
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
2008-2014  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.