64 High Street
Bristol, RI 02809
Member since 6/11/2014
BRADLEY WESTER, Hybrid Practice: Painting, 3-D, Digital, Installation
Bradley recently moved his studio from Brooklyn NY to Bristol RI. His 990SF studio is located in the old Byfield schoolhouse on the town green, complete with old slate chalkboards. He spends his time between Rhode Island and New York. His current work, DISCOurse, examines a ‘Queer’ utopian impulse via the Disco Ball’s fracturing and reordering of the ‘Straight’ reflection. Previously he worked on a ten-year project called, “Ephemera & Culture: Italy, Turkey, and Japan-a Trilogy,” where he lived and worked in three disparate but geographically symmetrical cultures, resulting in three connected bodies of work. Solo & group shows in the U.S. & Europe, solo’s most recently at Yellow Peril Gallery in Providence and Margalef & Gipponi in Antwerp. Awards: Specialist Fulbright to Kyoto Japan, 2 MacDowell Fellowships, Pollock-Krasner Grant. He recently taught an interdisciplinary course at RISD; his Visiting Artist credits include: CalArts Los Angeles, Dartmouth College New Hampshire, Sint Lucas Antwerp, Kyoto University of Art & Design, The American Academy in Rome, & a recent 3-year Visiting Artist faculty position at Ringling College of Art & Design. Wester has designed theatre sets for Off-Broadway & in Los Angeles for writer/director Eve Ensler of ‘Vagina Monologues’ fame, producers Mike Nichols, Fox Television, The Promenade Theatre, LaMama, Music Theatre Group in NYC, & The Court Theatre in LA. His work was seen in an Adam Sandler film. He performed in a Robert Wilson production at Lincoln Center & created his own performances at venues such as The Kitchen & PS1.