David Brady

David Brady

Born in Los Angeles in 1961, Brady is known for his continuous exploration of the figure through traditional and digital collage and his use of discarded objects.

Brady views painting and creativity as a science in which one incessantly experiments with a variety of mediums and self-taught techniques while researching themes through travel, sketching and research. Utilizing a host of found objects and recycled materials his collage based paintings portray powerful and provocative images that reflect contemporary life. His creations include collage, assemblage, oil and drawing as well as digitally based projections and interactive multimedia.

Since the early 1990’s, Brady’s paintings and collage works have been featured in numerous exhibitions, international projects and student programs. Exhibitions and projects include the Museum of Fine Art Cuba, Modern Art Museum Mexico, Turchin Center for the Arts, Lilia Arts Center Japan, MOCA Los Angeles, the Center for the Study of Collage in France, Los Angeles Hammer Museum
Brady’s ongoing focus is mental health issues and awareness through community based art projects and programs. This ongoing effort includes projects with Nelson Mandela, Coach Art Children’s programs, U.S. Veterans art therapy programs, and the Chiari Brain project and numerous art therapy related workshops and events.

Painting for me is a constant process of exploration, research and education. The creative process is paramount in my approach to painting especially when it comes to experimentation. I need to attack each image through a different approach, a different method in order to keep the spontaneity and incorporate chance into the work.

The theme in my painting has been constant throughout my life as I find the figure interesting, challenging and the most complex subject to study. I am interested in capturing human emotion and thoughts utilizing techniques, familiar objects and references to give the viewer their own map to understanding the image.I incorporate found objects and references to trigger different memories for each viewer. This is important to me as I want each viewer to have an individual starting point when they first see the image. My paintings are a reflection of society as I use layers of varied materials (memories) to show the complex world we reside in.

 Gallery FIVE08, Santa Monica, CA
 Gabba Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 Bleicher Gallery, Bergamot Station
 Santa Monica, CA
 Gabba Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 Gallery FIVE08, Santa Monica, CA
 Venice Grind, Venice, CA
 Cella Gallery, Hollywood, CA
 Gallery FIVE08, Santa Monica, CA
 Wonderfully Absurd
 Push Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
Discarded Lanscapes
 Solo Exhibition
 AIA Exhibitions Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 First Amendment
 Gallery of Common Experience
 Texas State University, San Marcos TX
Eye To Eye
 Crewest Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Innagural Exhibition
 First Avenue Contemporary Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho
Found Object and Assemblage Works
 Eco Logical Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
VIVA LA Cannibal Flower
 Benefit Exhibition for Stand Up For Kids
 Vortex, Los Angeles, CA
A Murder of Crows and Other Avian Stories
 Cactus Gallery, Eagle Rock, CA
 Eco Logical Art Gallery, Los Angeles
 The Healing Game
 Altered Space Gallery, Venice
 New Works by David Brady
 Norm Maxwell Gallery, Los Angeles
 America Dysfunction
 Solo Exhibition, Newcomb Gallery
 University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Street Life
 Norm Maxwell Gallery, Los Angeles
 The Unity Series with Nelson Mandela
 World Econimic Forum, Davos Switzerland
Triggers and Responses
 Solo Exhibition, The… Gallery, Hollywood
 Sum of the Parts
 Turchin Center for the Arts, Boone, NC
Expressing the Repressed
 Vertigo Gallery, Memphis, TN
 IV International Digital Art Exhibition
 National Museum of Fine Art, Havana, Cuba
Combination, Digital Projections
 UCLA/Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Wish You Were Here, Postcards 2002
 Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, New York
International Contemporary Collage
 Gallery Saint Martin, Paris, France
New Contemporary Collage
 International Center for the Study of Collage, Sergine, France
 All Nude All the Time
 Robert Canaga Gallery, Eugene, OR
 Kreishaus Gallerie, Bergheim, Germany
Human Evolution
 World Trade Center, Osaka, Japan
 Mexico ’99, Global Culture Center
 Museum of Modern Art, Toluca, Mexico
 L.A. Freeways
 Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Kawaguchi Art Station ’98
 Lilia Art Center, Kawaguchi, Japan
New Assemblages
 Edward Byrd Gallery, Los Angeles
Citizen, Global Culture Center
 SOMAR Gallery, San Francisco
 The Great Garbage Binge Art Show
 Boise State University Art Center, Boise
Loss of the Soul
 Solo Exhibition
 Gallery 5, Santa Monica, CA

Cover Art
 Impeachable Magazine, 2012, Vol. 1 #1
Lost and Found
 Another Sky Press Publications, 2012
In The Gallery
 Fourth Magazine, Issue 3, May-June 2019
Self Expression Workshops
 Vet Center Voice Magazine, Vol 27, No.4, 2006
The Nelson Mandela Unity Series
 Exhibition Book, Touch of Mandela, 2005
Pieces of This and That
 Winston-Salem Journal. April 28, 2004. Patterson, Tom
Rosen Galleries Feature Sum of the Parts
 Art Matters, Spring 2004
Piecing Lives
 Winston-Salem Journal. March 28, 2004. Patterson, Tom
When Worlds Collage
 Mountain Times Focus: Feb. 5, 2004. Eason, Jeff
Turchin Offers Best of Assemblage & Collage
 Carolina Arts, Feb, 2004
Cover Art
 Janus Head Magazine Special Edition on Addiction
 Cover art, Winter 2003-4, V6.2
Arte Digital
 IV Salon of International Digital Art, Centro Cultural Pablo, June 2002
Graphic Design USA
 America’s Graphic Design Awards 2001, pp: 180
One Show Interactive 2001
 America’s Best Interactive and New Media
 Volume IV, 2001: 174
Gallery:Digital Design
 DesignNET Magazine, Vol. 32, May, 2000: 152-53
Unusual Materials Found in Mixed Media Paintings
 About.com, April, 2000, Soules, Calli
Moving Pictures
 Micropublishing News
 Vol. 11, No.4, April, 2000: 22-24, Luster, Gary
 Alumnus Enjoys Art Career
 Fillmore Herald,Vol.92 #32, June 24, 1999
Brady & Gagnot in Art Sation
 GCC Express, Issue #6, January 1999
Artist Unveils New Painting for the City
 Saitama Press, Japan, October 29, 1998
International Artists Create Images
 Mainichi News, Tokyo, Japan, October 4, 1998
Creating Art for the City of Kawaguchi
 Saitama News, Kawaguchi, Japan, September 5, 1998
The Gallery
 IN/EX/US Magazine July 1998: backcover
Winding Down on Junk
 Boise Weekly, Issue #12, Oct. 28, 1997 Doherty, Mary
Solid Waste Contains Artistic Value
 The Arbiter, Boise State University,
 September 10, 1997. Cunningham, Wayne
Memory, Dreams and Reflections
 Points of View, The Site, MSNBC,
 August 1997. Kadrey, Richard

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