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  Born: August 8, 1957, Corinth, Mississippi



M.F.A. 1986, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona


B.A. 1980, Grand Canyon College, Phoenix, Arizona 



1991      Sculpture Fellowship, Marin Arts Council Individual Artist Grant Program, San Rafael, California


1984      Graduate Fellowship - Department of Art, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona


1980      First Place, Phoenix Design Plaza Outdoor Sculpture Competition, Phoenix, Arizona


One Person Exhibitions:

2014     “Resonance” Prescott College Art Gallery at the Sam Hill Warehouse, Prescott, Arizona


2013     “Refinished Symphony” The Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, Kansas


2010     “Carlton Bradford at the SOCA Gallery”, Scottsdale, Arizona


2009     “Wonders of the World” Department of Art Gallery, College of Marin, Kentfield, California


1993     Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California


1992     “Introductions `92”, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California


1988     “Emerging Artist Series”, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona


Group Exhibitions:

2016      7th Annual 2016 Sculpture Garden Exhibition, Tucson Jewish Community Center, Tucson, Arizona


2002-     School of Art Faculty Exhibition (Biennial), University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona


2015      Arizona Biennial 2015, Tuscon Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona


2014       "DIS-FUNCTIONAL" Allan Stone Projects, New York, New York


2012     “Chomp” University Club, Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix, Arizona


2009       Arizona Biennial, Tucson Museum of Art,Tucson, Arizona

                “Singularity”, Steele Pavilion Art Gallery, Herberger Theater Center Art Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona

                “Space”, Steele Pavilion Art Gallery, Herberger Theater Center Art Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona


2008       “Realities and Illusions”, National Juried Exhibition, Marin MOCA, Novato, California

                “The Edge!” International Juried Exhibition, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida


1992        Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California

                “67th Annual Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition”, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California


1990       “National Juried Exhibition”, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California

                “Four Artist Exhibition”, Etherton/Stern Gallery, Tucson, Arizona


1989        “Tucson Sculpture `89”, Downtown outdoor installation, Tucson, Arizona

                “Sheldon and Bradford”, Prescott Fine Arts Gallery, Prescott, Arizona


1986        “Arizona Biennial”, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona

                “Southwest Sculpture Competition”, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, Arizona


Articles and Reviews:

1994        Levenson, Thomas.  “Taming the Hypercello” 

                 The Sciences, July/August 1994


1993        Baker, Kenneth.  “Carlton Bradford at the Wirtz” 

                 San Francisco Chronicle, October 21, 1993


1992        Baker, Kenneth.  “Bradford Sculpture at Stephen Wirtz”

                 San Francisco Chronicle, July 28, 1992

                 Porges, Maria.  “On The Scene: San Francisco”

                 Artspace, September/October 1992


 1986       Cauthorn, Robert S.  “TMA exhibition holds excitement of discovery”

                 The Arizona Daily Star, July 10, 1988     



Chester Arnold, Sonoma, California

Di Rosa Preserve, Napa, California

Bennett Dorrance, Phoenix, Arizona

Anna Gardner, San Francisco, California

Allan Stone Estate, New York, New York

Helen and Charles Schwab, Atherton, California

Samuel Sachs II, Highland Park, Michigan

Mr. and Mrs. Eric Lidow, Los Angeles, California

Judith Wojcicki, Berkeley, California

Mr. and Mrs. Masonek, San Francisco, California

Timm Crull, San Marino, California

Ross Mollard, Ross Company, Brea, California

Buzz Spector, Los Angeles, California

Barbara and Lenny Kaban, Boston, Massachusetts

Jay and Barbara Kittle, Tucson, Arizona

Richard and Marcia Grand, Tucson, Arizona

Kathy Ilyin, Oracle, Arizona

Dennis Jones, Tucson, Arizona

Don and Deborah Jones, Glendale, Arizona

Brenda and Steve Ziegler, Scottsdale, Arizona

Stan Mintz, Madison, Wisconsin

Amy Clague, Phoenix, Arizona

Kenneth and Debby Harris, Phoenix, Arizona

Fred Borcherdt, Tucson, Arizona

Edward Morales, Phoenix, Arizona

Dixie and Dick Brown, Larkspur, California

Edward Jacobsen Estate, Phoenix, Arizona

Pam and Ellwood Parry, Tucson, Arizona

Bill and Thea Sheldon, Tucson, Arizona


Teaching Experience:


2011-present     Associate Professor, 3-D & Extended Media Division, School of Art

                            University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona


2005-2011         Assistant Professor, 3-D Division, School of Art

                            University of  Arizona, Tucson, Arizona


2003-2005         3-D Division Studio Technician and Sculpture Instructor, School of Art

                            University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona


2002-2003          Adjunct Faculty – Sculpture Program, School of Art

                            University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona


1989-1995          Instructor – Sculpture Program, Art Department

                            College of Marin, Kentfield, California


1986-1987         Teaching Assistant – Sculpture Program, Art Department 

                            University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona


Work Experience:

1999-2003         Self Employed Designer, Fabricator, and Installer

                            Bradford and Sons, Tucson, Arizona  

                            Projects include a large sculptural railing and handrail at  Soleil Restaurant 3001 E. Skyline Tucson,                                         Arizona 1999-2000; fabricating and installing a number of public sculptures for Susan Gamble of Santa                                 Theresa Tile Works including two near the new bookstore on the University of Arizona campus in 2001-                                 2002 and four large steel agave plants along Sunrise Drive, Tucson, Arizona 2003.


1995-1999         Sculptor/Fabrication Supervisor

                            The Larson Company, Tucson, Arizona

                            Projects include fabricating and installing many objects for “The Idea Factory”, a children’s interactive                                     water space at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois 1996; sculpting and supervising                                 the making of ten large (up to 10’) sea creatures for the gift shop at The Shedd Aquarium, Chicago,                                         Illinois 1997; sculpting and installing five large (up to 6’) sea creatures for “Seahorse Symphony” at the                                   Shedd Aquarium 1999 and sculpting and supervising the construction, painting, animation, and shipping                             of the Marshall Fields Christmas window display for 1997 and 1998.


1989-1995          Assistant (part-time) to sculptor Paul Harris of Bolinas, California.  

                            Fabricated wooden sculptures and assisted in the mold making and casting of various bronze sculptures.


1989-1995         Assistant (part-time) to sculptor Patricia Lyons Stroud of Mill Valley, California.  

                            Fabricated and assisted in the making of many sculptures in wood and plaster.


1984-1988         Assistant to sculptor Dennis Jones of Tucson, Arizona.

                            Assisted in the fabrication and installation of many large stainless steel sculptures.  Projects include two                               sculptures for the Steelcase Corporation, Grand Rapids, Michigan; a large outdoor sculpture near                                           Washington D.C. and a piece for the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.

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