GALWAY ARTISTPeter Bradley

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Since graduating from Limerick School of Art and Design in 2014 with a first class honours BA in Painting, Bradley has exhibited work in group shows with The Royal Hibernian Academy, The Royal Ulster Academy, The Hermione Annual Exhibition, and was shortlisted for the Hennessy Portrait prize in 2016. He has been awarded the Tyrone Guthrie Residency Award by the Galway City Council in 2017, and the R.C. lewis Crosby Award for Painting in 2013. Bradley lives and works in Galway City.

Identity, gender, sex, and sexuality are prevalent themes in the work of painter Peter Bradley. Having had an obsession with Identity and gender from a young age, Bradley’s investigation is driven by the artifice of social constructionism and is inspired by those individuals who do not feel constrained by outdated ideas of what is acceptable or expected of them. His paintings are an analysis of identity presentation between and beyond the gender binary and a celebration of self-expression.

Particular attention is paid to the evolution of modern masculinity and the increasingly widespread acceptance that what makes you male is not what makes you a man.

2019 – Winter Open 2019, Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre.

The Royal Ulster Academy 138th Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast 

           189th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

2018 – Zurich Portrait Prize, National Gallery of Ireland

           Plane/Potty duo show with Laura Angell, 126 Artist Run Gallery, Galway

           188th Annual Exhibition, Royal hibernian Academy, Dublin

 Hermione Annual Exhibition, Alexandra College, Dublin, Curated by Aisling Prior

2017 – The Royal Ulster Academy 136th Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast                                                                                                  

187th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

 KFest Music and Arts Festival, Killorglin, Co. Kerry

 Hermione Annual Exhibition, Alexandra College, Dublin, Curated by Aisling Prior

 2016 – Hennessy Portrait Prize, National Gallery of Ireland

           An Áit Eile: What Now?, Galway Arts Centre

           ‘You should have been there’, The Coach House, Limerick

2015 – The Royal Ulster Academy 134th Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast

           Quantum Leap, Foundation15 Arts Festival, Tullamore

           Galway Fringe Festival, Galway

           Galway 20/20 Group Show, Curated by Design Network West, Galway

2014 – Engage Studios Members Exhibition, 126 Gallery, Galway, Curated by Austin Ivers

           RDS Student Art Awards travelling exhibition 2014, Bourn Vincent Gallery, Limerick

           RDS Student Art Awards 2014, RDS Dublin

           ‘First Light’, Limerick School of Art and Design degree show, Limerick

2013 – RDS Student Art Awards travelling exhibition 2013, Luan Gallery, Athlone

           RDS Student Art Awards 2013, RDS Dublin

           ‘The Gathering’ group photography exhibition, Shannon Airport

           ‘WAMI’ group show, Faber Studios, Limerick

2012 – ‘Symbiosis’ group show, Hunt Museum, Limerick