Born in Turks and Caicos, Bradley Theodore is a contemporary artist who started his career in New York City and has been an internationally-inclined artist and collaborator from his very beginnings. Having worked in the tech and design sector after his graduation from the School of Visual Arts, Theodore eventually moved back to New York where his artistic career took off.
With roots in graphic design, Theodore’s beginnings as an artist came from adorning the streets of New York City with vibrant, chromatic murals of skeletons depicting contemporary pop culture and fashion “royalty.”
Theodore recently partnered with The LEGO Group to unveil the latest Fulton Market mural in Chicago using thousands of LEGO DOTS pieces.
Theodore is known for his colorful paintings, murals and prints of fashion icons found across the world including New York, Tokyo, Milan.
Theodore gravitated toward using LEGO DOTS for his latest piece because of the artistic magic that happens when “two people can unify to create something beautiful.”
Evoking the universality of color, skeletons, and celebrity, Bradley Theodore distills figures to skeletal forms, a confrontation that the artist calls “an act of living”, pushing color to express memory, emotion, and lived experiences.
Theodore has collaborated with popular artists and brands on creative projects, including Moët, Rolls-Royce, and Moleskine. In 2016, Bradley was the official artist for the US Open, where he created four murals on display at the tournament’s venue; and was the subject of independent film “Becoming: Bradley Theodore,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.
In 2017, Google invited Theodore to their Artist in Residence program (AiR), where he employed the tech giant’s Tilt Brush tool to create art in another dimension and invite viewers to experience his creations in a more intimate way.
Most recently, in 2018, for the 50th anniversary of PUMA’s Suede, Bradley designed a limited edition series of sneakers and garments. Launching in early 2019, it was Bradley’s second collaboration PUMA, featuring a more extensive collection.
The artist currently lives and works in Miami.