Mark Bradford's Biography
Mark Bradford is an American contemporary artist whose work is rooted in his identity as a self-taught African-American artist. His work is deeply connected to his experience growing up in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, where he developed an appreciation for the unique beauty of urban decay. His work often combines found materials, such as discarded posters, with paint and other media to create complex abstract compositions that speak to the interconnectedness of the human experience. Bradford has been awarded the MacArthur "Genius" Grant, the Bucksbaum Award, and the Golden Lion Award. His work is represented in major public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.