Lori Bradley holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, a Master of Art Education degree from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMD), a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Atlanta College of Art in Atlanta, GA. Lori taught at the Atlanta College of Art (now the Savannah College of Art and Design) for five years. She was a Department Chair from her second semester on and designed the first studio-major program in Electronic Media at the Atlanta College of Art. Lori taught for eight years at UMD in the Department of Art Education and developed curricula for the Technology in the Arts Classroom series of special topics courses. She currently teaches painting and drawing at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. She lives with her husband and ever-expanding pack of rescue dogs while maintaining a studio at the Hatch Street Studios.
Lori’s paintings, ceramics and collages are included in numerous private collections throughout the United States. She exhibits her artwork in juried exhibitions nationally, showing her work at the Marion Art Center, Colo Colo Gallery, Gallery 65 on William, the Judith Klein Gallery and Studio in New Bedford, MA, and AZ Fine Arts in Wellesley, MA. She is represented by Isherwood Gallery in Newport, RI, and Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ. She is a member of ArtWorks! in New Bedford, MA, and participates in the annual New Bedford Open Studios and SouthCoast Artist's Studio Tours. In recent years, her artwork has been featured in the Winter 2011 edition of the Newport Review, and shown in the 2008 and 2009 Annual International Alternative Digital Printing Exhibitions at the Booksmart Studio Gallery in Rochester, NY, the biannual State of Clay Exhibition at both the Lexington Arts Center and the Fuller Museum of Craft in Brockton, MA, The Digital Insight Exhibition at the Fuller Museum, the 2008 Decorator's Showcase of Homes, Portsmouth,RI, The Art of Mosaic Exhibition at the Somerville Museum in Somerville, MA, An American Craftsman Galleries in New York, NY, Tree’s Place Gallery in Orleans, MA, Gallery X in New Bedford, MA, Hope Gallery in Portsmouth, RI, All Fired Up Pottery and Gallery in Newport, RI, Art and Soul Gallery in Cranston, RI, Red Shift Gallery in Denver, CO, The Berkshire Arts Festival, The Rustic Show in Danbury, CT, The Fine Furnishings 2006 and 2007 Providence,RI Shows, The Craft Today Exhibition at the Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, CT, and at the Marion Arts Center in Marion, MA.
News and Events
Free "watery" acrylic workshop on Saturday, May 15 from noon to 4:00 during South Coast Spring Arts!
This is a walk-in workshop, you don't need to be there for the entire four hours. You can come and paint for a half-hour or stay the entire time. You will walk away with a finishing painting you did using watery acrylic paints with sponges and sticks as alternative painting tools!
I'll be set up in the hallway outside
Studio #211 Hatch Street Studios, 88 Hatch Street, New Bedford, MA 01245
We'll still be social distancing sitting around a table so please wear a mask!
Also, Studio #211 will be open to visitors during the workshop. I have a new studio mate, Amy Lund of ACL Handweavers. She has beautiful hand-woven items for sale and an amazing collection of large and small traditional looms! I'll be offering matted and framed prints from paintings in my Earth Stretched Thin and Common Birds series, in addition to several my Lasting Leaf ceramic wall pieces!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and check out SouthCoast Spring Arts.
During this year of social distancing, I've been enjoying painting in the Berkshires
and getting inspiration every day from driving to the top of Mt. Greylock. Climbing higher, the various lookouts offer ever-changing view of the clouds and distant mountains of Massachusetts, New
York State and Vermont. I'm always struck by how fragile the landscape looks; as if it is pockets of air covered with a thin veneer of glass that catches the most subtle changes in light and
reflects back endless color combinations.
These views inspired my new acrylic painting series, Earth Waves. Herman Melville looked out his Berkshire window and saw the rolling, rounded old New England mountains and they inspired his classic novel Moby Dick, as he thought they looked like the backs of whales breaching the surface of the ocean.
Of course, underneath the mountain surface is the hardest of rocks, granite, but after a summer with news of fires, floods and other ravages of climate change, the surface earth seems increasingly delicate. And, of course, the surface of the earth that contains all of life is only 3 to 46 miles deep!
My large-scale ceramic mirrors are now available year-round at Gotta Have It! in Fairhaven, MA!