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Whitney Bradshaw

Whitney Bradshaw

Friday, October 25, 2019 @ 11:15am, Saint Kate Hotel: Lyrical

Outcry Scream Session Photo Shoot

Whitney Bradshaw is an artist, educator, curator, social worker, and single mother. Bradshaw has been the chair of the visual art conservatory at ChiArts (the Chicago High School for the Arts) since fall of 2012. She was formerly the assistant curator of the renowned LaSalle Bank Photography Collection and the curator of photography for the Bank of America Collection. As a curator, she developed more than 40 exhibitions, which have been loaned to museums throughout the United States, Central and South America, Europe, and Asia. While curating for 13 years, Bradshaw was an adjunct professor in the photography department at Columbia College Chicago where she received an MFA in photography in 2001. That same year she was named one of the top 10 MFA Candidates and awarded the College Art Association Regional M.F.A Exhibition at Gallery 400 at UIC. In 2003, she had a solo exhibition at the International Museum of Surgical Science. After focusing many years on parenting, curating, and teaching Bradshaw is back in the studio and deeply invested in her work. Bradshaw had a solo exhibition of her new Outcry project at the DePaul Art Museum September-December of 2018. This exhibition received a lot of press including a cover article in the Chicago Tribune and a segment on public TV, WTTW's Chicago Tonight. She also had a solo show of Outcry at the Tarble Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University this year and currently has one on at The Show Gallery in the Twin Cities. Her photographs can be found in the permanent collections of the DePaul Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago, the Tarble Arts Center, and have been published in the New York Times, Columbia College's 6x6 series, Time Out New York, New City, the MCA Chicago catalog for The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music 1965-Now, and the Chicago Tribune. In 1991 Bradshaw attained a BA in Sociology with a minor in Women's Studies from Eastern Illinois, a program she spearheaded and was one of the first to graduate with a degree in. She also worked in various capacities as a social worker across the city of Chicago. Some of her artwork can be viewed at

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