Bridget Mullen

Bridget Mullen

Born in Winona, Minnesota; Works in in Brooklyn, NY
Bridget Mullen holds an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art. She has been awarded residencies at MacDowell, The Jan Van Eyck Academie, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, The Fine Arts Work Center, and Yaddo among many others. Her recent solo exhibitions include Helena Anrather, New York, NY; Annet Gelink, Amsterdam, Netherlands; and recent group exhibitions include Wild Palms, Düsseldorf, Germany; DC Moore, New York, NY; Thierry Goldberg, New York, NY; and Fahrenheit Madrid, Madrid, Spain. Her work is in the collections of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Netherlands and the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art in Roswell, NM. She was awarded studio space from the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program from 2017-2018 and participated in the Shandaken Paint School from 2018-2019. Her work has been featured in Juxtapoz, Maake Magazine, and ArtMaze. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
"Mine is a process of sympathetic improvisations, of forms trying on figures and figures trying on features to see if/how they hold. Simply, I’ll make an abstract painting then repurpose the abstractions as figures. This reversal of logic produces melodic and dissonant passages, unstable forms frozen in the moment of their becoming or dissolving. When predetermining a painting seems too direct, too much like language, this process taps into irrational and referential registers to reveal mutable thresholds between forms sparring for clarity and figures longing to relate."
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