Biography

Dove Bradshaw was born in New York City where she currently lives and works. Beginning in 1969, she pioneered the use of indeterminacy in sculpture, painting, performance, and film. By enlisting the unpredictable effects of natural elements, she has become known for her chemical paintings that change with the atmosphere. There have been several books published on her work, including a collaboration between John Cage and Thomas McEvilley titled Dove Bradshaw, Works, 1969–1993. In 1984, she was appointed artistic advisor for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, where she spent a decade designing sets, costumes, and lighting for the company’s stage and television productions around the world. She has had exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and the City University of New York, and is represented in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the British Museum in London, among others.