Jo Bradford works primarily with cameraless photographic printmaking techniques such as photograms, luminograms and cliché verre prints. Without camera, film or digital intervention, the creation of her prints involves the arrangement of glass plates and objects, stencils and translucent objects through which she exposes coloured light, creating shapes and forms directly onto light sensitive paper, fusing printmaking, painting and traditional darkroom photography practices. Each finished piece is a unique artwork.
A three time Arts Council England Grant recipient, Bradford exhibits and sells her work internationally. Jo was born in Hertfordshire, raised in South Africa and lives and works at her studio and darkroom, Green Island Studios, on Dartmoor in Devonshire, UK.
-- GRANTS AND AWARDS --
2016 - Arts Council England Grant - Grants for the Arts Award.
2004 - Fenton Arts Trust Grant - Project Funding Award.
2003 - Arts Council England Grant - Creative Development Award.
2003 - West Midlands Arts / 'Trade Partners International Grant' - Rhubarb Rhubarb Bursary Award.
2002 - Arts Council England Grant - Creative Development Award.
2002 - West Midlands Arts Grant - Rhubarb Rhubarb Bursary Award.
Jo received her Masters Degree (with Distinction) from University College Falmouth in 2004.
Bradford's work has been reviewed in publications from Tokyo, London and New York.
Hong Kong Affordable Art Fair with Eyestorm - Wan Chai, Hong Kong. May 2016
New York Affordable Art Fair with Eyestorm - Chelsea, Manhattan. New York. March/April 2016
London Affordable Art Fair with Eyestorm - Battersea Park, London. March 2016
Facing Changes - Guys Hospital, London, May 2015
Photogram Open 2014 @ Bristol Festival of Photography - June 2014
The Photocopy Club presents Space is Ace - Doomed Gallery, Dalston. Feb 2014
Photogram Open 2014 - Silverprint, London. February 2014
Photogram Open 2014 - Urmson Burnett Gallery, Salisbury. Jan/Feb 2014
Beautiful Science at the Imperial Science Festival - London. April 2013
Beautiful Science - Brick Lane Gallery London. June 2012
Cliché Verre in the Digital Age - Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, USA. April 7th - May 3 2011
Photo Alchemy - 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA – April – May 2011
Fluxface in Space @ Fluxfest Chicago - The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, USA. February 2011
Fluxface in Space onboard NASA Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-134. Launched 16th May 2011, returning to earth after 16 days & 16 million miles.
Facing Changes - Gordon Museum, London. 2011
Saturation - Old Town Hall, Weymouth, Dorset. 30th May - 5th June 2011
Facing Changes St. Thomas’ Hospital, London. May to June 2011
Facing Changes - Red Gate Gallery, London. February 2011
Spring Show - Cuckoo Cuckoo Contemporary Art Gallery, Hastings. Sussex. 2011
iWitness - Steve Biko Building, University of Manchester. 2011
Low Tech - Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA 2010
Urban - Stramash Space, Glasgow, UK 2010
Fluxface In Space - Kennedy Space Centre, Florida, USA 2010
Woman Whose Canvas - Rag Factory, Brick Lane, London, UK 2010
Art Space - The Snug, Douglas, Isle of Man, UK 2010
Fluxface in Space - Fort Worth Art Centre, Texas, USA. 2010
Surf Substance - The Flying Longboarder, Comillas, Spain 2009
Madera Design Studio - Downtown, Los Angeles, USA 2009
Sydney Street Gallery - Sydney Street, Brighton 2008
Traces - Out Of Place Gallery, Mount Pleasant Eco Park 2008
La Galerie D’Art - Atelier Mandarine, Brest, France 2007
Indications of the Infinite - Out Of Place Gallery, Porthtowan 2007
Heart Of A Garden - Great Oak Hall, Westonbirt National Arboretum 2007
Sweet MA - Falmouth College of Arts Summer Show, Falmouth 2004
Cream Of The Crop - Rhubarb Rhubarb Bursary Winners, Custard Factory, B’ham 2003
Homegrown - Rhubarb Rhubarb Bursary Winners, Millennium Point, B’ham, 2002
Out Of Bounds - Wallsworth Hall, Gloucestershire 2000