Associate Professor, Visual Arts, UMBC
Steve Bradley engages with time-based media, sound performance/installation, and material culture in his art practice. He explores the boundaries of urban and suburban culture by collecting debris, sound, and images from the consumed and littered landscape. He has received solo commissions and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts; Sonic Circuits VII: Walker Art Center; Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts (ISEA); Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki; Blauschimmel Atelier, Oldenberg, Germany; 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 at such venues as the InterAizoni Festival, Sardinia, Italy; Kunstradio ORF1, Vienna, Austria; (((NOMUSIC))), Strasbourg, France; 2006 Soundscape, Zürich, Switzerland; Transmission 003.3: Sound Art Festival, Chicago; Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.; Visual Arts Museum/SVA, Pulse Art, and Ricco Maresca Gallery, NYC; Red Room, the Vine, Contemporary Museum: Baltimore; and the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Recently, Bradley published an article, “ShadowCast: Out of the Dark,” in the anthology, Radio Territories, Errant Bodies Press, LA/Copenhagen. His digital images and commentary were published in Leonardo/the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST) Journal, MIT Press. His sound work has been produced in numerous CD compilations, including Die Wohltemperierte Kuche, Alien Productions/edition Kunstradio, DISContact, Canadian Electroacoustic Community, and Forces in 2 Dimensions: Untitled, Public Guilt Records. Bradley curated an audio CD, Hysteria, that was published in Link: A Critical Journal on the Arts, 2000.
In 1998, Steve Bradley founded art@radio, a net.radio broadcast project through which he has conducted streamed projects with several artists in remote locations performing simultaneously. He is the founder and active member of URBANtells, a collective that focuses on the interface between cityscape/architecture and urban culture. Recently, he was selected to participate in the Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Exchange.
Professor Bradley holds degrees in drawing and painting from the University of South Florida (B.F.A.), and in painting and electronic media from Florida State University (M.F.A.).