Elizabeth Bradford

Elizabeth Bradford is a painter and a writer. Through her work she explores the natural world, capturing what remains of the undeveloped South. Her paintings are studies of complex patterns found in nature and are marked by a strong sense of color. Though representational, her work has its roots in abstraction.

Publications

2006 The Painted Journal

2016 Elizabeth Bradford: Time + Terrain

Museum, University and Private Collections

Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, Blowing Rock, NC

Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC

Her Excellency, Madame President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia

Kenan Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Davidson College, Davidson, NC

Southern Living Magazine, Southern Progress Corporation, Birmingham, ALA

Bank of America, Charlotte, NC

Trammell Crow Company, Charlotte, NC

Branch Banking and Trust, Charlotte, NC

Electrolux, Concord, NC

The Pines, Davidson, NC

Fearrington Village Inn, Pittsboro, NC

Central Carolina Bank, Durham, NC

RIHT Mortgage, Charlotte, NC

Brooks, Pierce, Raleigh, NC

UNC Rex NC Heart and Vascular Hospital, Raleigh, NC

NC State Bar, Raleigh, NC

Couric Cancer Center, Charlottesville, VA

Awards

2017 ArtPop, class of 2018

2008 Telly Award, for “The Painted Journal”

2006 Featured Artist, North Carolina Women’s Conference, Charlotte, NC

1996 Selected for US State Department Artists in Embassies Program

Exhibitions

2019 “Arboreal”, Moss Art Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

2019 “Elizabeth Bradford:Time +Terrain”, Franklin G Burroughs- Simeon B Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach, SC

2019 “What Wild Life Left”, Anything Anywhere Incorporated, Brooklyn, NY

2018 Solo Exhibition, “Entanglements”, The Mahler Fine Art, Raleigh, NC

2018 Solo Exhibition, “New Work”, The Umstead, Raleigh, NC

2016 Solo Exhibition “Elizabeth Bradford: Time + Terrain”, Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, Blowing Rock, NC. Curated by Carla Hanzal

2016 Solo Exhibition “Persistence of Eden”, Hood College, Frederick, MD

2015 “Reclaiming Nature: Art and Sustainability”, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC

2010 Solo Exhibition, “What the Day Brought”, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, NC

2010 Solo Exhibition, “The Year of Silence and Blooming”, Christa Faut Gallery , Cornelius, NC 

2008 Solo Exhibition, “Two Mile Radius”, Christa Faut Gallery

2006 “The Southern Landscape”, Duke University Law School Gallery, Duke University, Durham, NC

2006 “The Southern Landscape” invitational, Lee Hansley Gallery, Raleigh, NC

2006 Solo Exhibition, “Recent Work”, Christa Faut Gallery

2004 Solo Exhibition, “Dream and Metaphor”, Christa Faut Gallery

2002 Solo Exhibition, “Water, Earth, Sky”, Christa Faut Gallery

2002 Solo Exhibition, Cleveland Springs Fine Art, Shelby, NC

2000 Solo Exhibition, “Three Hundred & Sixty Six Days”, Christa Faut Gallery

1998 Solo Exhibition, “New Work”, Christa Faut Gallery

1996 Solo Exhibition, “Woman’s Work”, Christa Faut Gallery

1995 Solo Exhibition,” Paintings and Prints”, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Cone Center Gallery, Charlotte, NC

1994 Solo Exhibition, “Blues Poetry”, Christa Faut Gallery

1992 Solo Exhibition, “Summer”, Christa Faut Gallery

1990 Solo Exhibition, “This Place”, Christa Faut Gallery

1986 “North Carolina Artists” Invitational, Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC

1981 Solo Exhibition, Davidson College Art Gallery

1981 Solo Exhibition, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC

1979 Springs Mills Open Exhibition, Traveling Show, Juror: Marcia Tucker, Spartanburg, SC

Residencies

2017 Moulin à Nef, VCCA-France, Auvillar, France

2014 Skopart, Skopelos, Greece

2013 Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, VA 

2011 School of the Art Institute, Teacher’s Institute of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Education

1994-5 University of North Carolina at Charlotte

1973 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA Degree

1973-4 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, attended Masters in Teaching program.

1975, 1982 Davidson College, studied lithography, painting.