Born in Carmel, California Paige Bradley knew she would be an artist by the age of nine. Immersed in nature and art, Bradley's fascination with the human figure began early. She believed that through the figure an artist could speak a universal language that is timeless and essential.
... moreBorn in Carmel, California Paige Bradley knew she would be an artist by the age of nine. Immersed in nature and art, Bradley's fascination with the human figure began early. She believed that through the figure an artist could speak a universal language that is timeless and essential.
"Inspiration comes from my connection to the world, my relationships with others, and my relationship with myself. I don't need to travel the planet or hire dancers to find a muse. My individual journey is inspiration enough. Since I was nine years old I knew I would be an artist. I was drawing since I can remember and began casting my work into bronze when I was seventeen. Three decades later, I am still doing it â€“ and I intend to never stop."
Educated at Pepperdine University, Paige spent a year studying in Florence, Italy. There she took classes at the Florence Academy of Art, which included art history. She went on to continue her education at the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where she studied sculpture and learned to paint and print in several different mediums.
In 1995 Paige was assistant sculptor on a monument for the Atlanta Olympic Games. In 2001 she was voted into the National Sculpture Society, the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club and The Salmagundi Club as a professional sculptor. Teaching masters workshops and being sought out for public and private commissions, by the age of thirty she already had a strong following of international collectors.
Paige Bradley's work is represented by select galleries throughout the world. In 2004 she moved her studio from California to New York City. From there she moved to London where she spent 7 years until 2014 when she moved with her young family to their current home in Connecticut.
Paige's work is full of dichotomies: both the beautiful and the ugly, the liberated and the contained, the falling and the floating. She is always in control of form but not imprisoned by its literality. The subject matter becomes the most important â€“ not narrowly feminist, but rather humanistic betrayals of modern emotion.
"The figure to me is the perfect vehicle to communicate the human condition. I keep moving my work forward by questioning, observing, looking for truth and searching for clarity. My goal is to have the courage to create what feels real, not necessarily beautiful, in order to create lasting, fine art."