b. 1978 Lehighton, Pennsylvania.
BFA, Kutztown University, 2001.
Lives and works in upstate New York.
A decade after selling out his debut solo exhibition in New York City on opening night, Brad Kunkle has become internationally known for his unique use of gold and silver leaf in contemporary oil painting. His themes explore intuition, the power of feminine energies, and the shedding of dogmas inherited from previous generations. His work dares us to trust ourselves, embrace the unknown, and to seek beauty —something he believes is key to thriving cultures and the evolution of humanity. Kunkle is known for his compelling portrayal of women. Historically known as the femme fatale that symbolize the seductive power of women over men and threaten to destabilize cultural order, Kunkle asks the viewer to see these archetypal enchantresses not as threats, but as guides for seeking enlightenment in symbiosis with the natural world.
Museum - Institution
2016 Et in Arcadia Ego, group exhibition. New Museum Los Gatos
2015 Transmissions, group exhibition. William Roland Gallery of Fine Art. California Lutheran University.
2015 Kwan Fong Gallery of Art & Culture. Artist in Residence. California Lutheran University.
2013 MESA Contemporary Arts Museum.
2016 In/visible. Arcadia Contemporary, Los Angeles.
2014 The Belonging. Arcadia Contemporary, New York City.
2012 Gilded Wilderness. Arcadia Contemporary, New York City.
2010 Against Nature. Arcadia Contemporary, New York City.
2017 Context Art Miami. Arcadia Contemporary
2017 The New Baroque. Booth Gallery, NYC
2015 Context Art Miami. Jonathan Levine Gallery
2015 Paintguide Exhibition. The Unit London
2013 Small Works. Arcadia Contemporary, New York NY
2013 Singlefare 3. RH Gallery, New York NY
2012 Resolve. Joushua Liner Gallery, New York NY
2011 Dark Water. Group Exhibition, Copro Gallery, Los Angeles.
2011 Singlefare. Sloan Fine Art, New York NY
2010 To Sleep Like Ghosts. Strychnin Gallery, Berlin.
2010 Small Works. Arcadia Gallery, New York NY
2009 Small Works. Arcadia Gallery, New York NY
2009 International Introductions. Arcadia Gallery, New York NY