Approved: 01.06.2020

Brad Waters

Artist

Approved: 01.06.2020

Based in Cornwall, UK Brad Waters creates expressive and abstract paintings that scale smaller mounted works to larger murals. Using spray paint, oils, acrylic and ink paintings take shape through an exploratory and instinctive process.

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    Artist Statement

    Based in Cornwall, UK Brad Waters creates expressive and abstract paintings that scale smaller mounted works to larger murals. Using spray paint, oils, acrylic and ink paintings take shape through an exploratory and instinctive process.

    In 2018 Brad painted for the European Space Agency as a finalist for the Graffiti Without Gravity competition. As part of a group exhibition Brad's painting went on to tour at E.S.A events around Europe and at The Hague. In 2019 Brad was selected as a finalist for the LCA Art Prize leading to an exhibition at the LCA Store Street gallery in London.

    CV & Education

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2019 - Ocean Studios, “BRAD WATERS: Leave Your Mark”, Royal William Yard, Plymouth, UK.

    2017 - Ocean Studios, “BRAD WATERS: Solo Exhibition”, Royal William Yard, Plymouth, UK.

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2020 - 1 Alfred Place, Executive Business Club, London, UK.

    2019 - London Contemporary Art Gallery, "LCA Art Prize 2019", London, UK.

    2019 - The Cells, “The Joint Exhibition” with Lee Jackson, Devonport Guildhall, Plymouth.

    2019 - European Space Operations Centre, “Graffiti Without Gravity Collection”, Darmstadt, Germany.

    2018 - Korte Vijverberg 2, “INSIDE ’18", The Hague, Netherlands.

    2018 - E.S.A Space for Inspiration Conference, “Graffiti Without Gravity Collection”, Bilbao, Spain.

    2018 - European Space Agency ESTEC, “Graffiti Without Gravity Collection”, Noordwijk, Netherlands.

    2016 - Ocean Studios, “Pop Up Art Fair”, Royal William Yard, Plymouth.

    ACHIEVEMENTS

    2019 - London Contemporary Art Prize finalist, London, UK.

    2019 - Rooftop mural, Jealous Gallery, Shoreditch, London.

    2018 - Graffiti without Gravity competition finalist, European Space Agency, Netherlands

    COMMISSIONS

    2019 - West End Branded Benches, Plymouth City Centre Company, UK.

    2019 - Kraken Rum mural, Proximo Spirits/CI Group, Penzance, UK.

    2019 - West End Carnival Street Art, Plymouth City Centre Company, UK.

    2019 - Star in stairwell and door decoration, SLG Brands, Cheltenham, UK.

    2018 - Boardroom graffiti mural, SLG Brands, Cheltenham, UK.

    PUBLICATIONS

    Jealous Newspaper, London, published 2019.

    Biennial Edition of Peripheral ARTeries Art Review, online, published 2019.

    The Hague Street Art Magazine, Netherlands, published 2018.

    COLLECTIONS

    “Graffiti Without Gravity”, European Space Agency, Germany.

    SUPPORT

    Activities funding through Cornwall Cultivator, 2018.

    EVENTS

    2020 - Earth Day 2020 Halt: Stealth Street Art Campaign, Planet Earth.

    2019 - Hi-Vis Street Art Festival, Birmingham, UK.

    2019 - Carnival Mural, Plymouth, UK.

    2019 - Global Street Art Wall, London, UK.

    2019 - Styles of Somerset, Glastonbury, UK.

    2019 - Jealous Gallery rooftop mural, London, UK.

    2018 - Whitecross Street Party, London, UK.

    2018 - Spring Jam, Cheltenham, UK.

    2018 - Teleport Hotel, The Hague, Netherlands.

    2018 - Graffiti Without Gravity, European Space Agency, Netherlands.

    2017 - Cheltenham Paint Festival, Cheltenham, UK.