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.


Exhibitions

 

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.  

 

Solo

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. 

 

Group 

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