Jyll Bradley: Biography

Jyll Bradley: Biography

Jyll Bradley was born Folkestone, UK in 1966, and lives and works in London. She studied at Goldsmiths College (1985–88) and The Slade (1991–3). Since the early 1990s she has exhibited in the UK and internationally including: The British Art Show, Hayward Gallery, London (1990); Museo De Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia (2004); Arnolfini, Bristol, (2005); the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (2008); Newlyn Art Gallery (The Exchange), Penzance (2010); the Bluecoat, Liverpool (2011); Folkestone Triennial (2014, 2017, 2021); Turner Contemporary, Margate (2017–19); Sculpture in the City, London (2020–21). Bradley has undertaken projects for significant cultural events including Liverpool, European Capital of Culture, 2008 and the Centenary of Canberra, Australia, 2013. She has also worked extensively as an award-winning writer for BBC radio. During 2020–21 Bradley created two collaborative film projects with leading U.S. composer Anna Clyne commissioned by Scottish Ensemble and New York’s Orchestra of St Luke’s. Most recently her autobiographical film M.R. featuring music by Glasgow based Irish composer Linda Buckley premiered at The Folkestone Triennial 2021. Bradley’s forthcoming projects include Threshold a sculpture work in Kaunas, Lithuania for the City’s year as European Capital of Culture 2022.
Jyll Bradley’s work is held in numerous national and international private and public collections including the Government Art Collection, UK; Folkestone Art Works, UK, the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; the National Library of Australia and Canberra Museum and Art Gallery.

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