(b. 1982, lives in Chicago, IL)
2010 MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
2010 Burren College of Art
2005 BFA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2000 Rhode Island School of Design
2017 Chris Bradley, Shane Campbell Gallery, Lincoln Park, IL
Chicago Works: Chris Bradley, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
2016 Ceilings, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
2014 Freezer Fever, Roberto Paradise, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2012 Close One, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, North Carolina
2011 Quiet Company, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, IL
HungryMan Gallery, Chicago, IL
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 This is a Pipe: Realism and the Found Object in Contemporary Art, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
PIZZA IS GOD, NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf, Germany
2017 Summer of Love, Green Gallery West, Milwaukee, WI
99 Cents or Less, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI (forthcoming)
Expanded: Chicago, Mana Contemporary Chicago, Chicago, IL
2016 Chicago & Vicinity, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
Grey, Brand New Gallery, Milano, Italy
Know Yourself, The Luminary, St. Louis, MO
The Coldest Winter, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2015 Chris Bradley, Alex Chitty, Shane Campbell Gallery, Lincoln Park, IL
A Posture of Latency, Leeds College of Art, Leeds, United Kingdom
SAIC Anniversary Alumni Exhibition, Curated by Scott and Tyson Reeder, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
Winners & Llamas, The Paper Agency, Los Angeles, CA
Teen Paranormal Romance, curated by Hamza Walker, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, Santa
Key Figures, Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR
Small Sculpture, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
Teen Paranormal Romance, curated by Hamza Walker, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
2014 Teen Paranormal Romance, curated by Hamza Walker, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL
2013 Pizza Time!, Marlborough Broome Street, New York, NY
A Study in Midwestern Appropriation, curated by Michelle Grabner, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
2012 Simulacrum, Canzani Center Gallery, Columbus, OH
Creature Comforts, Los Caminos Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011 Painted, curated by Tyson Reeder, Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2010 Stretching Destillment, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA
GroupSOLO, Swimming Pool Project Space, Chicago, IL
Bubble Raft, Dorsch Gallery, Miami FL
Uncrumpling This Much Crumpled Thing, The Exhibition Agency, Chicago, IL
The Joke Was Irresistible, The School of the Art Institute, Chicago IL
Evanston Biennial 2010, Evanston Art Center, Evanston IL
Union League Civic and Arts Foundation Competition, Union League Club, Chicago IL
MFA Thesis Show, The School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL
Next: The Invitation Exhibition of Emerging Artists, Chicago, IL
Uncommon Territory, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
Usefulness, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
4.01162010, Museum Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009 New Blood III, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
Waveforms: New Dialogue, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
Courtesy of Home Depot and FedEx Kinkos, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
Variations in Dialogue, LG Gallery, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2008 Logan Square Kitchen, vacant store front, Chicago IL
Garage Confessions, Chicago IL
Department Store, Sullivan Gallery, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
RHS Alumni Show, Ridgewood, NJ
2007 Little Wonders, Jersey City, NJ
Square Foot Show, Art Gotham Gallery, New York, NY
Mail Art Project, Avante Floor, Brooklyn, NY
2006 House Confessions, Bennington College, Bennington, VT
2005 House Confessions, Michigan Tour: Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Kalamazoo, MI
Out There, Duderstadt Center Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
House Confessions, Ann Arbor, MI
2004 Reconciliation, University of Michigan campus, Ann Arbor, MI
2003 University Drawings from Japan and the United States, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
Rolly Wholly Over a Tour II, Ann Arbor, MI
Rolly Wholly Over a Tour, Media Union Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
1256, Underground Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
2017 Zarley, David B. “Water into Glass, Steel into Flesh: A Review of Chris Bradley at the Museum of Contemporary
Art.” New City, Feb. 2017.
2015 Morris, Matt. “Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Instability: Chris Bradley’s Trompe L’oeil Masculinity.” Sculpture
Magazine, Apr. 2015.
2014 Mayo, Amanda Roscoe. "SFAQ Review: 'Teen Paranormal Romance' curated by Hamza Walker at The Renaissance
Society, Chicago." SFAQ, Mar. 2014.
Macmillan, Kyle. “The surreal side of ‘Twilight,’ ‘Divergent,’ etc.” Chicago Sun-Times, Mar. 6, 2014.
Waxman, Lori. “The new abjection: Art about teenagers at the Ren.” Chicago Tribune, Mar. 28, 2014.
Lampe, Lilly. “Teen Paranormal Romance.” The Paris Review Blog, Nov. 20, 2014.
Weiskopf, Dan. “’Teen Paranormal Romance’.” Artforum, Nov. 2014.
Indrisek, Scott. "Island Dreamin': Chris Bradley's Meticulous Reconstructions." Blouin Artinfo, Dec. 22, 2014.
2013 "Modern Painters Presents 25 Artists to Watch in 2014: Part 1 of 2." Modern Painters, Nov. 2013.
2012 Thomson, Julie. “Chris Bradley Finds Creative Opportunities in the Simplest of Objects in Close One at CAM
Raleigh.” Indy Week, Apr. 11, 2012.
2011 Gunn, Dan. “Interview with Chris Bradley.” Bad at Sports, Mar. 10, 2011.
Foumberg, Jason. “Review: Chris Bradley/Shane Campbell Gallery.” New City Art, Mar. 28, 2011.
Pearson, Laura. “Chris Bradley at Shane Campbell Gallery.” Time Out Chicago, Mar. 23, 2011.
2010 Hildwine, Jeriah. “UnCommon Territories at Heaven Gallery.” Chicago Art Magazine, Mar. 13, 2010.
Tierney Powell, Kate. “Eye Exam: The Local Biennial.” New City Art, May 25, 2010.
Hendrickson, Julia V. “Review: Uncrumpling This Much Crumpled Thing/The Exhibition Agency.” New City Art,
Aug. 30, 2010.