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Alison Brady Lecture

Alison Brady is a contemporary artist who was born in Cleveland, OH in 1979, and presently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Brady received her BFA from the School of Art, Architecture, Design & Planning, Ohio, in 2003, and her MFA from the School Of Visual Arts, New York, in 2006.

Brady's work comprises of a series of color photographs that work to stimulate unconscious emotions, desires, and sexual compulsions, all unified within a dynamic that vacillates between the real and the fantasized. She explores issues related to madness and alienation as they exist in contemporary culture, concentrating on expressions of neurosis, on feelings of anxiety, displacement, and loss of identity. Brady endeavors to create dichotomies between the sensual and the horrific, the beautiful and the destructive.

Brady exhibits both nationally and internationally, and her work is featured in many private and public collections such as Elton John's collection the West collection. Her work has been featured in publications such as New York Arts Magazine, Time Out NY, and The New York Times. In addition, Saatchi Gallery named her as one of the top emerging artists in the world.

Brady's selected solo exhibitions include House Project, New York, NY (2011); An Uncertain Nature, Massimo Audiello, NY (2009); Ul. Drobniewicza 26, Fundacia Centrum Fotografii -Foundation Center of Photography, Bielsko – Biala, Poland (2008); Sweet Affliction, Massimo Audiello, New York, NY (2007).

Selected group exhibitions include 4X4 Kopeikin Gallery, LA, CA (2010); Portraits, Detroit Museum of New Art, Detroit, MI (2010); BAM Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn, NY (2009); Remember Me When I'm Dead, Fleetwing Gallery/ Brooklyn Artillery, Brooklyn, NY (2009); Prague Biennale, Czech Republic (2009).  

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