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Louise Bradley

Louise Bradley

Louise Bradley's studio (2021), photograph by Rebecca Goldman

Studio 84

Louise Bradley is interested in therapeutic process and haptic perception; allowing the self to go beyond cerebral ideas, accessing what is internalised and somatised through contact with materials. Bradley uses clay to create containers that have become a motif for the body, where such things as feelings, fears, or hidden secrets are held. For Bradley, the idea of the body as a container links to existential and esoteric ideas.

Bradley also extends her practice into painting and ink drawing, as well as photography and sculpture. The drawings and paintings she creates are expressive and emotive depictions of her partner that further explore the body and femininity.

Bradley studied Fine Art BA Hons at Southampton Solent University graduating in 2013, after which she gained several exhibitions in the Southampton area. In 2014, she was included in Bloomberg New Contemporaries with a digital video. She studied an MA in Art Psychotherapy at the University of South Wales (2014–2017) and has since worked as a therapist. In 2017, Bradley joined Spike Island studios and has had several exhibitions in Bristol and around the UK.

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