From the Winter 1995-96 issue of The Messenger, the Wheelwright Museum’s former tri-annual newsletter.
Coming up in the Klah Gallery, February 24 through May 8, 1996
RESTLESS NATIVE: DAVID BRADLEY
Bradley’s paintings have their roots in folk art; they are representational and employ the bold use of color. Often they hare commentaries upon society as seen through the eyes of a Native American. Bradley, who was born in 1954, served in the Peace Corps in the 1970s in the Dominican Republic and Guatemala. After graduating first in this class at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe in 1979, he was awarded one of the first SWAIA fellowships in 1980. He received a B.A. in fine arts from the College of Santa Fe, and since then has exhibited widely and on many awards and honors. He describes himself as a mixed-blood American Indian who is an enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe with Sioux and Euro-American heritage.