Born in Carmel, California Paige Bradley knew she would be an artist by the age of nine. Immersed in the natural world, 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.
Paige Bradley started drawing from the nude model by the age of ten and by fifteen was studying intensely at university campuses during the summer months. Knowing that she was naturally a sculptor, at seventeen she cast her first bronze sculpture.
Educated at Pepperdine University, Paige spent a year in Florence, Italy with the university's study program. There she studied at the Florence Academy of Art. She went on to continue her education at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
In 1995 she was assistant sculptor on a monument for the Atlanta Olympic Games. In 2001 she was voted into the National Sculpture Society and the Salmagundi Club as a professional sculptor. In 2006 she was chosen to create a prestigious international award for young dancers. Selected by a panel of judges, a young international dancer is now awarded this sculpture every year.
Annually, Paige Bradley has several exhibitions, and her work can be seen in selected galleries throughout the world. In 2004 she moved her studio from California to New York City. In the spring of 2007 she moved to London, where she currently works full time.
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 as humanistic betrayals of modern emotion. Paige's work is becoming a valuable keystone for the missing figure in contemporary art.
Oakham Contemporary & Panter & Hall, London, UK
Ode to Art, Singapore
Classic Art Gallery, Carmel & Palm Desert, California, USA
Galerie du Soleil, Naples, Florida, USA
Addison Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
DE Fine Art, Atlanta, Gorgia, USA
Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston, Texas, USA
Monarch gallery, San Diego, California, USA