BRADFORD HURST KESSLER

Born 1982 on High Plains, Kansas
Lives and works in New York

SCHOOLS 

MFA, School of Visual Arts, New York

BFA, University of Kansas, Lawrence

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 TBA, Lock Up International, Lisbon (forthcoming)

        Metropolitan Book of the Dead, Valentin, Paris

2015 Anxiety Social Club, Ashes/Ashes, Los Angeles

2014 Pile of Mist, 247365, New York

        Stink By Instinct, Welcome Screen, London

2013 Ever Renewed and Renewing, Fitness Center for Arts and Tactics, Brooklyn

        Eternity Pains, MFA Thesis Exhibition, School of Visual Arts, New York
2010 Monumental Ghostly Heights, Dafeng Gallery, Beijing

GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS

2017 Fiction, Fiction. Affliction, Galerie Mascota, Mexico City, by Wills Baker (forthcoming)

        Hot Mud Fest, 81 Spook Rock Rd, Hudson NY, by JAG and Bobo

        Miserere Paraphrase, (with Ivana Basic), Holiday Forever, Jackson Hole

        Bradford Kessler's -1% & Paul Morrissey's Women in Revolt,Spectacle Theater, Brooklyn, by Matchcuts

        Art Los Angeles Contemporary, with Valentin, Los Angeles

2016 Forest of My Dead Cells, 032c Workshop, Berlin, by Korakrit Arunanondchai

        Body Holes, newscenario.net, 9th Berlin Biennale

        Cure Cruelty, (with Rafael Delacruz & Quintessa Matranga), Kunsthalle Wichita

        Ready To Drop (with Body by Body & Erin Jane Nelson), Springsteen, Baltimore

2015 Some Gallerists, The Duck, Berlin, by M/L Artspace

        PĿΛNΞS, Bas Fisher Invitational, Miami, by Annika Kuhlmann & Anna Frost

        An Adventure Film Starring Tom Hanks, Rockaway, Queens, by hotelart.us

        Land Lords, (with Alessandro Agudio & Michael Assiff), MonCHÉRI, Brussels

        AFA2, 63rd-77th Steps, Pane e Pomodoro Beach, Bari

        Narrow Waves, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, by Springsteen

        F·R·I·E·N·D·S , Evelyn Yard, London, by Michael Pybus

        Finally Every Dimension of the Soil, American Medium, New York

        Please Excuse Our Appearance, 247365, New York

        Stoneroses 2, Grunewald, Berlin, by Santiago Taccetti & Mirak Jamal

        CKTV Karaoke, Red Bull Studios, New York, by Chris Rice & Joe Kay

        NYC Porn Film Festival, Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn

        Together Forever, 138 Eldridge #1F, New York, by Taylor Trabulus & Scarlett Connolly

        Das Gesamtsexwerk, Spectrum, Brooklyn, by M/L Artspace

2014 Sous La Moquette/La Moquette, Ashes/Ashes, Los Angeles

        Art Basel Mukwonago, Bahamas Biennale, Mukwonago, WI, by Sean J. Patrick Carney

        The Botanica, Invisible Exports, New York, by AA Bronson & Michael Bühler-Rose

        Dogs Chase Balls, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, by No Space

        Heathers, Rowing, London, by Alex Ross

        AA Bronson's House of Shame, Gwangju Biennale, by AA Bronson

        Dull Theatrics, Penelope, Queens, by Mark Sengbusch

        Brunette, (ft. Nathan Whipple), Otion Front, Brooklyn

        Maspeth World of Wheels, with 247365, Knockdown Center, Queens

        Science Faction, Eastern Bloc, Montreal

        Phresh Produce, 27 Orchard Street, by BCALLA and Ms. Fitz, New York

        Magnum Opus, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington

        Paramount Ranch, with Audio Visual Arts, Los Angeles

        Pyramid Scheme, 204 25th Street, Brooklyn

2013 Art | Basel Miami, Eternal Boy launch with Printed Matter, Miami

        The Temptation of AA Bronson, Witte de With, Rotterdam

        Frequency Response, Electronic Arts Intermix, New York

        Ecstasy Apocalypse, School of Visual Arts, New York, by Thyrza Goodeve 

        LA Art Book Fair, Printed Matter booth, The Geffen Contemporary at MoCA, Los Angeles

        Material Concerns, RARE, New York 

2012 Art | Basel Miami, release with Printed Matter, New York / Art Metropole, Toronto

        Art | Basel Miami, (AA Bronson & Bradford Kessler), with Esther Schipper Gallery, Berlin

        Live Free And Die, Parade Ground, New York

        Young And Not Stupid, (with AA Bronson) Anthology Film Archives, New York, by Jana Leo

        Missinglinks, Electronic Arts Intermix, New York

        Hearth Gods XXXVII, Jimmy's, New York, by Michael Yates Crowley

        Place / Discplace / Replace, School of Visual Arts, New York, by Sirra Sigurðardóttir

        Pool Party, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn

        Brucennial: Harderer, Strongerer, Fasterer, by Bruce HIgh Quality Foundation, New York

2011 Resistance To ___________, (with Matt Hope), The Temple, Beijing

        Young And Not Stupid, Anthology Film Archives, New York, by Jana Leo

2010 Songzhuang Art Festival, James Rosenquist, (with Chip Rountree), Songzhuang Museum of Art

        Origin of life, Caochangdi Dog Restaurant, (with Chip Rountree), Beijing

2009 Origin of life, (with Chip Rountree), Dafeng Gallery, Beijing

2008 Between Spaces, Dafeng Gallery, Beijing

        Beijing Int'l Film Festival, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

        The Dark Side, Urban Nomad Film Festival, Taipei Film Archive, Taipei

2007 Beijing Int'l Film Festival, Mao Livehouse, Beijing

2006 Run For Your Life, Spring Brain Monkey, Shizuoka City, Japan

        Geisai 10, Tokyo Big Site, Tokyo


CURATORIAL

Kunsthalle Wichita, 2015-present

Kessler & Kessler, 2011-present

Prairie Fortress Press, 2005-present

PACE (House), Lawrence, 2003-2005

PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS 

  • "Ivana Bašić and Bradford Kessler at Holiday Forever", Tzvetnik Online, March 2017
  • "Ivana Bašić and Bradford Kessler at Holiday Forever", ArtViewer, March 2017
  • "Ivana Bašić + Bradford Kessler’s MISERERE Paraphrase floating in a dark void at Holiday Forever", AQNB, March 2017
  • "Bradford Hurst Kessler and Alex Rathbone at Valentin, Paris", Mousse Magazine Online, January 2017
  • "Bradford Kessler at Valentin", ArtViewer, January 2017
  • "Bradford Hurst Kessler at Valentin", Tzvetnik Online, January 2017
  • "Bradford Kessler at Valentin", CURA, January 2017
  • "Ready to Drop", Modern Painters, by Noah Dillon, May 2016
  • "Ready to Drop", O Fluxo, March 2016
  • "The Unfiltered Fetish", Bmore Art, by Terence Hannum, February 2016
  • "Group Show at The Duck",Contemporary Art Daily, December 2015
  • "PĿΛNΞS",O Fluxo, December 2015
  • "Land Lords | MonCheri", Dis Magazine, by Caroline Ballegaard, October 2015
  • "Bradford Kessler - Anxiety Social Club", Aujourd'hui ,October 2015
  • "Anxiety Social Club", ArtForum (Instagram), October 2015
  • "Last Look: Anxiety Social Club", WHOAH, October 2015
  • "Land Lords at MonCheri", ArtViewer, October 2015
  • "An Interview with Bradford Kessler", Conceptual Fine Arts, by Piero Bisello, September 2015
  • "Land Lords at MonCheri", O Fluxo, September 2015
  • "LANDLORDS — Interview with the curator", ATP Diary, Matteo Mottin, September 2015
  • "Hotel Art presents a group show on Periscope: An Adventure Film Starring Tom Hanks",O Fluxo, September 2015
  • "Art Against All: Afa 2 review", AQNB, by FF, August 2015
  • "Art is a Beach", Sleek Magazine, by Mark Pieterson, August 2015
  • "‘AFA 2′ by 63rd-77th STEPS", O Fluxo, August, 2015
  • "Group Show at American Medium", Contemporary Art Daily, June, 2015
  • "Finally Every Dimension of the Soil at American Medium", Art Viewer, May 2015
  • "Paramount Pictures", ArtForum.com, February, 2015
  • "Miley Cyrus enters short film into NYC Porn Film Festival", Dazed Digital, by Zing Tsjeng, February 2015
  • "An Exhibition About Dogs That Barks but Doesn’t Bite", hyperallergic.com, by Kate Sierzputowski, January 2015
  • "Heathers", Flash Art, by Attilia Fattori Franchini, November 2014
  • "Featured Artist: Bradford Kessler", Sculpture Center Notebook, sculpture-center.tumblr.com, September 2014
  • "I shop therefore I am", AQNB, August 2014
  • "A Secret History Mapped in the Mundane", ArtSlant.com, by Allison Kuo, July 2014
  • "Bradford Kessler, Pile Of Mist @ 247365, Manhattan", ART BLOG ART BLOG, by Joshua Abelow, July 2014
  • "Art Crush: Bradford Kessler", tucked-in.com, by Ilana Savdie July 2014
  • "Bradford Kessler", Dust Magazine Online, by Domenico de Chirico, February 2014

    Burning Down The House, Gwangju Biennale 2014 Catalogue, "AA Bronson's House of Shame", Edited by Jessica Morgan, 2014

    Queer Zines 2, “Prairie Fortress Press”, Printed Matter & Witte de With Publishers, Edited by AA Bronson and Phillip Aarons, 2014

  • "Recap: Art Basel Miami Beach", artobserved.com, December, 2013

    Modern Weekly, “Return of the Prodigal Son”, Fall Winter Men's Issue, 2013

  • “Artist Spotlight: Bradford Kessler”, creepsannual.tumblr.com, October, 2013
  • “AA Bronson's Garden of Queer Delights”, hyperallergic.com, September, 2013

    Metropolis M, “De Tempel Van De Heilige Bronson”, metropolism.com, September, 2013

  • "Bradford Kessler: In Studio", ffffffwalls.com, March, 2013
  • “Triskaidekaphobia at Parade Ground”, papermag.com, Jan15, 2013
  • “50 Greatest Hits from Miami Art Fair Extravaganza”, ArtInfo.com, December 2012