Opening Saturday, February 11th, from 2PM - 4PM
In partnership with CDF and NEFA’s RDDI Chicago, Gallery 400 presents a movement workshop with artist Victoria Bradford for those interested in the relationship between mark making and movement in their work. Participants will explore the art of gesture drawing, transform those markings into movement, and anchor the movement in space and the everyday.
Victoria Eleanor Bradford is a Chicago-based artist, designer, and athlete. She works primarily in the fields of performance, video, and installation, with training in the visual arts and an upbringing in theatre, dance, and voice. Victoria received an MFA in Studio from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Notre Dame. She lives in Chicago, IL and continues to cultivate projects in her home state of Louisiana.
Victoria has created images, objects, installations and performances with numerous collaborators in Chicago and nationally. Awards and recognitions include: DCASE Theatre and Dance Residency for 2016, Featured Artist for Chicago Artists Month 2015 with Neighborhood Dances also presented as an Affiliate Program for the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, High Concept Labs Sponsored Artist. She has also been produced in conjunction with the MCA Chicago, Gallery 400, the McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Decordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Open House Chicago, Chicago Artists Coalition, Design Cloud Gallery, LUMEN Video and Performance Festival, and Sullivan Galleries, among others.
Support for this program comes through the Regional Dance Development Initiative (RDDI), a one-time multi-year stimulus in 2015-17 for the field of dance in Chicago, in partnership with the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) and their National Dance Project (NDP). Support for NDP comes from the Logan Foundation, MacArthur, Driehaus and the Doris Duke Foundation.