Katherine Bradford Gallery Talk

Katherine Bradford Gallery Talk

Water, sky, atmosphere, an ethereal dining table. Katherine Bradford’s figures can be found in them all, in vibrant, eye-popping colors! Join Bradford as she walks us through these worlds and more along with Amanda Donnan, Interim Director & Chief Curator at the Frye Art Museum, in conjunction with the opening celebration of Bradford’s retrospective Flying Woman: The Paintings of Katherine Bradford. Participants are encouraged to ask questions along the way in this incredible opportunity to connect with the artist and hear about the work in her own words. 

Masks are strongly encouraged as social distancing will not be possible given the nature of the program.  


Katherine Bradford (born 1942, New York City) has received a Guggenheim Award and a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant, as well as two awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her work was presented in a solo exhibition at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, and has been featured in group shows at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas; the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas; the fourth Prospect New Orleans Triennial; MoMA P.S.1, New York; and the Brooklyn Museum. In 2017–2018 she was Senior Critic on the faculty of the Yale School of Art. Her work is included in collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Brooklyn Museum; the Dallas Museum of Art; the Frye Art Museum; the Menil Collection, Houston; the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art; and the Portland Art Museum, Oregon.  

Flying Woman: The Paintings of Katherine Bradford is organized by the Portland Museum of Art, Maine. The exhibition was curated by Jaime DeSimone, former Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic Curator of Contemporary Art, Portland Museum of Art, Maine. The presentation at the Frye Art Museum is organized by Amanda Donnan, Chief Curator.  

Generous support for the Frye’s installation is provided by ArtsFund, the Frye Foundation, and Frye Members. News media sponsorship is provided by The Seattle Times. Broadcast media sponsorship is provided by KCTS 9.

Katherine Bradford Gallery Talk

Painting of a super hero figure floating in space

Katherine Bradford. Superman Responds, Night, 2013. Oil on canvas. 48 x 36 in. Private collection. © Katherine Bradford. Image courtesy Julia Featheringill Photography

February 11, 2023

2 – 3 pm

Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104


Registration is required. Space is limited.  

Standby Policy
If the talk is at capacity, standby numbers will be distributed at the check-in desk on a first come, first served basis one half-hour before the gallery talk begins. 

Cancellation Policy
The Frye art Museum reserves the right to cancel. Registrants will be notified via email in the event of a cancellation. To cancel your reservation, contact us at education@fryemuseum.org.