About the Artist Bradley Arthur
Born in Tampa, Florida and raised in Miami Beach. His career as a sculptor began in 1970 when at 17 after attending a metal sculpture program at the Coconut Grove School of Art, he apprenticed for the metal sculptor Hugh Dumont. From Arthur’s earliest sculptures, reusing already existing materials became his primary media. His commitment to recycling and the environment are central to his intentions and use of materials. Transforming and recontextualizing our society’s stuff wether its information, language or material objects gives the artist an unending source of challenge and expression. After graduating with a degree in Fine Art from the University of South Florida (1975) he worked and traveled in the US and Europe. He continued his education with additional apprenticeships with several metal, bronze and marble sculptors in France, Italy and New York City. Arthur attended the Lacoste School of the Arts (1978) in Provence, France. He apprenticed for the Japanese Master Yasuo Mizui in Paris. In the late 70’s and early 80’s he worked in the stone and bronze studios of Pietrasanta, Italy. He maintained a studio in a historical landmark building in Tribeca in lower Manhattan from 1978 -1997. His award winning artwork has been exhibited in over a dozen solo shows and more than 100 group exhibitions, including the Grand Palais in Paris and Lincoln Center, Phillips de Pury & Company and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts in New York City. He worked with the renowned Art Law attorney Gustave Harrow at New York Law School and in Manhattan Federal Court on Visual Artists Rights cases including Richard Serra’s ‘Tilted Arc”/GSA case. He has lectured on Artists Authorship Rights, copyrights and the VARA/1990 Act. He has been awarded both private and public art commissions for his large outdoor sculptures. His 2001 Public Art commission from Hillsborough County recycled the guns and weapons collected from a buy back program to produce two original multi- ton sculptures. His work is listed in the Smithsonian Institution’s inventory of American Painting and Sculpture. A number of his sculptures were purchased by the renowned collector Richard Brown Baker, and are now part of the collection of Yale University Art Gallery.in New Haven, Connecticut. He and his wife have two grown children and live in a small town north of Tampa where he maintains his studio. He is a certified Amrit Yoga Instructor and teaches in the Group Fitness Program at the University of South Florida as well as in private classes and at Namaste Yoga Studio in Lutz.