Jess Bradford (b.1987 Singapore) is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Sydney. Bradford’s work explores her mixed race heritage by questioning stereotypical representations of cultural or national identity. She destabilizes concepts of an original, authentic, or static cultural identity by working with reproductions and self-reflexive forms. Her current practice spans painting, ceramics, video and installation.
Bradford holds an MFA by Research from Sydney College of the Arts, and was a recipient of the Australian Postgraduate Award. She has been a finalist in the John Fries Memorial Prize, the Tim Olsen Drawing Prize, and the Jenny Birt Award. Bradford has participated in solo and group exhibitions across various Artist Run Initiatives and Regional Galleries, including Firstdraft Gallery, 2013; Archive Space, 2014; Penrith Regional Gallery, 2013; and Fairfield City Museum and Gallery, 2014. Bradford has been awarded the Blacktown City Art Prize for watercolour in 2012 and 2013. She is in Judith Neilson’s private collection and under the public acquisition of the Ford Land Company.
She is represented by Galerie Pompom, Sydney