Born in 1961 in Los Angeles, California, Mark Bradford is an abstract painter and performance artist. A graduate of the California Institute of the Arts, the LA-based artist is particularly known for his collaged paintings, which have been exhibited in many cities across the globe. He represented the United States in the Venice Biennale in 2016.
Bradford produces large-scaled abstract painting works from masses of excavated and layered paper. His materials vary, ranging from graffiti-based stencils and flyers to billboards. His painting style adopts both the elements of architecture & urban streets and canons of modernist composition. Bradford was a 2009 MacArthur Fellow.