Garrett Bradley: American Rhapsody
August Wilson African American Cultural Center is pleased to present Garrett Bradley: American Rhapsody, an exhibition of work by Los Angeles and New Orleans-based artist and filmmaker Garrett Bradley (b. 1986, New York, New York).
On view in August Wilson African American Cultural Center’s Claude Worthington Benedum Gallery from March 4, 2022–May 29, 2022, the exhibition will feature a selection of new and recent single and multi-channel films and videos by the artist.
Garrett Bradley works across narrative, documentary, and experimental modes of filmmaking to explore the social, economic, and racial politics of everyday life. Garrett Bradley: American Rhapsody features a selection of three recent works by the artist—two single-channel videos and a multi-channel video installation—America (2019), AKA (2019), and Alone (2017).
Garrett Bradley received her MFA from University of California, Los Angeles and BA from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Her short films and feature-length projects have been exhibited internationally at museums and festivals including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2020; the New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana; Whitney Biennial 2019, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California; The Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah; The Tribeca Film Festival, New York, New York; Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Montreal, Canada; The Rotterdam Film Festival, The Netherlands; SXSW, Austin, Texas, among many others. Bradley has received numerous awards and honors, including a 2019-20 Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, Italy.
Garrett Bradley: American Rhapsody is organized by Rebecca Matalon, Curator, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and presented by August Wilson African American Cultural Center.