Full Artist's statement
Stephen Bradley is an inter-media and trans-disciplinary artist whose primary practice maps and traces our relationship to place through ambient sound recordings, landscape photography and recorded stories juxtaposed with artifacts discarded or lost in the landscape. Bradley is currently artist-in-residence at the Chesapeake Arts Center adjacent to this community and where he collaborates with stakeholders engaged with civic projects.
Bradley has received solo commissions, awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts; Maryland State Arts Council, Sonic Circuits VII: Walker Art Center; Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts (ISEA); Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki; Blauschimmel Atelier, Oldenberg, Germany; Bie1nal de Arte Contemporaneo de Sevilla, Biacs3, Spain; Wave Hill, Bronx; and Hull Time-Based Arts, UK.
His sound performances, media installations, and site-specific art works have been exhibited and presented nationally and internationally venues such as the Sandao Gallery. Xiamen University and VArts Center, Shanghai, China; radioCona FM, Ljublijana, Solvenia; InterAizoni Festival, Sardinia, Italy; Kunstradio ORF1, Vienna, Austria; (((NOMUSIC))), Strasbourg, France; 2006 Soundscape, Zürich, Switzerland; Transmission 003.3: Sound Art Festival, Chicazgo; Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.; Visual Arts Museum/SVA, Pulse Art, and Ricco Maresca Gallery, NYC; Megapolis Sound Art Festival; Red Room, the Vine, Contemporary Museum; the Baltimore Museum of Art and Maryland Art Place; Music Department, Towson University, Baltimore, Maryland.
Bradley teaches at UMBC in the department of visual arts, Baltimore, Maryland.