New York-based Katherine Bradford paints luminous fields of color peopled with characters in action or in repose. Often they are swimming, flying, or floating. Bradford paints with a formal inventiveness and a shifting sense of figure and ground, giving narrative weight to her figures who may appear as heroes or lovers, families or couples, or isolated individuals. Her chromatic scenes, painted in many transparent layers of acrylic, transmit a light-filled quality and offer metaphorical possibilities for issues such as gender and universal humanity. Bradford is represented by Canada in New York and has had recent solo shows in Tokyo, Berlin, Milan, London and Paris. Her work is included in collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Menil Collection, and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art among others.