Katherine Bradford is an American painter whose works explore the complexities of loneliness, agency, gender roles, and consciousness. Her art features whimsical subject matter such as floating heads, UFOs, and bikini-clad bathers. Often utilizing a palette of pinks and deep blues, Bradford paints her subjects against layered, color-field backdrops that reference the work of Mark Rothko.
‘Cape Woman’ combines a lot of Bradford’s predominant themes from her later career such as femininity and figures and displays her use of pinks.
Bradford has been reviewed by two major art publications (Artforum &
Art in America). She was included in the Prospect New Orleans Biennial and was in a group show at the MoMA & MoMA PS1.