Brad Patterson

www.bradleygallery.com

“Nature inspires contemporary design in all of my artwork. Clean lines join with natural colors and textures. Flowing bends in vases, actual impressions of leaves and branches, and the more nature inspired look of sculptural pieces all play into this idea. Adding natural elements to my work helps give it more of a presence and adds a decorative touch making my work ready for display.”

Born in Grand Haven, Michigan, Brad was introduced to the art world at an early age. Narrowing down his creativity to ceramics in high school, Brad was able to set up a studio in a spare bedroom of his parents home. Exhibiting in a few art shows and galleries paid for his college. After graduating with a BFA in ceramics from Grand Valley State University in 2004, he was ready to start his career as a full-time artist. Creating everything from his home studio, his work can be seen throughout the year at numerous galleries and art shows.

For years, Brad has been designing and creating functional, food-safe work, while keeping each piece a decorative work of art. All of his work is hand-built and impressions are made of real naturals.

Brad has been involved with numerous group and juried competitions. These have led to multiple Curator’s Choice, People’s Choice, Jury Favorite, and Purchase Awards.

 

Awards

Grand Haven Artwalk 2013, 2nd place Juried Vote in Sculpture

Grand Haven Artwalk 2013, 2nd place Juried Vote in Sculpture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2008 People’s Choice Award, Art on the Riverfront, Grand Haven Area Arts Council,

Grand Haven, Michigan

2008 Jury Favorite, Tulip Time Art and Craft Fair

Holland, Michigan

2008 Purchase Award, RNW Development Co.,

Fruitport, Michigan

2007 People’s Choice Award, Art on the Riverfront, Grand Haven Area Arts Council,

Grand Haven, Michigan

2006 Purchase Award, Rimar Development,

Fruitport, Michigan

2004 Curator’s Choice Award, 76th Regional, Muskegon Museum of Art,

Muskegon, Michigan

2004 People’s Choice Award, 76th Regional, Muskegon Museum of Art,

Muskegon, Michigan

2003 People’s Choice Award, Art on the Riverfront, Grand Haven Area Arts Council,

Grand Haven, Michigan

1999 Purchase Award, Griffin Elementary School,

Grand Haven, Michigan

Public Work

2005 Symbiosis: Variation #1, Grand Valley State University,

Lake Ontario Hall, Allendale, Michigan

Juried Exhibitions

2008 80th Regional, Muskegon Museum of Art,

Juror: Joe Bova, Muskegon, Michigan

2007 79th Regional, Muskegon Museum of Art,

Juror: William Lieberman, Muskegon, Michigan

2006 West Michigan Area Show 2006, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts,

Juror: Tim Lowly, Kalamazoo, Michigan

2006 78th Regional, Muskegon Museum of Art,

Juror: Dr. Howard Risatti, Muskegon, Michigan

2006 Change of Seasons, Juried Exhibiton 2006, White River Gallery,

Juror: Susan Eckhardt, Montague, Michigan

2006 Annual Juried Art Exhibit, Winter Festival, Gallery Uptown,

Juror: E. Jane Connell, Grand Haven, Michigan

2005 Annual Juried Art Exhibit, Winter Festival, Gallery Uptown,

Juror: Don Kerr, Grand Haven, Michigan

2004 76th Regional, Muskegon Museum of Art,

Juror: Dr. Dean Porter, Muskegon, Michigan

2001 73rd Regional, Muskegon Museum of Art,

Juror: Thomas Collins, Muskegon, Michigan

2000 Winterfest Juried Art Exhibition, Gallery Upstairs

Juror: Susan Talbot-Stanaway, Grand Haven, Michigan

Gallery Representation

Art & Soul Gallery, Traverse City, Michigan

Bradley Gallery, Grand Haven, Michigan

Gallery Uptown, Grand Haven, Michigan

Lakeside Landing, Muskegon, Michigan

Whistling Moose, Harbor Springs, Michigan

YT Galleria, Grand Rapids, Michigan