Katherine Bradford (born 1942), née Houston, is an American artiste based in New York, known for paintings of swimmers, superheroes and ships that critics describe as simultaneously representational, abstract and metaphorical. She began her art career relatively late and has conventional her widest salutation in her seventies. Critic John Yau characterizes her function as independent of canon or genre dictates, open-ended in terms of process, and quirky in its humor and interior logic.
Bradford has exhibited internationally and at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, MoMA PS1, Brooklyn Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and University of the Arts (Philadelphia), among further venues. She has usual awards from the John Simon Guggenheim, Joan Mitchell and Pollock-Krasner foundations and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her pretend belongs to public art collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, Menil Collection, and Portland Museum of Art.
Bradford lives once her spouse Jane O'Wyatt, in New York City, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and Brunswick, Maine.