Jyll Bradley

Jyll Bradley (b.1966, Folkestone, UK) Lives and works in London, UK. Studied BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London UK (1985-1988); Higher Diploma, Fine Art, Slade School of Art, London, UK (1991-1993). Nominated for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards for Artists (2006 & 2007). Bradley’s installations, drawings, and light box works express a deeply personal engagement with identity and place. Light is an important protagonist in her practice, and she talks of using it to ‘bring things into the present’. Bradley’s work increasingly engages with architecture, site and community. Through unlikely pairings of materials and traditions, her installations invite reflection upon dualities at the core of self and modern life. Select solo exhibitions and projects include: Le Jardin hospitalier Hopital Roger Salengro, Lille, France (2015); The friend I have/is a passionate friend Mummery + Schnelle, London (2014); City of Trees The National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australia (2013); Airports for the Lights: Shadows and Particles, the Bluecoat, Liverpool (2011). Select group exhibitions include: Look Out The Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone, UK (2014); The Negligent Eye the Bluecoat, Liverpool (2014); Galapagos Centro d'Arte Moderna, Lisbon, Portugal (2013); New Work at the Walker the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK (2013). Current projects include a major permanent commission for Cambridge CB1 and a solo commission for Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK (2017). Jyll Bradley’s Work is held in Public Collections including The Government Art Collection, UK; The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK; The National Library of Australia, Canberra, AU; Canberra Museum and Art Gallery, Canberra, AU.

Last updated: 24.02.2017

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