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Mark Bradley-Shoup

Mark Bradley-Shoup

(b. 1974) lives in Chattanooga in Hamilton County
FEMA Trailer in Honey Tea, 2007
oil on paper, 21 x 25.5 inches, 2015.65.7

Bradley-Shoup earned his B.F.A. from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in painting and drawing and his M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in studio art. Bradley-Shoup creates work based in part on his own manipulated photographs of urban and rural environments. Masking tape, rulers and x-acto blades are in used sync with paint brushes to produce sharp lines that cause the eye to question the environment found in the paintings. “Honey Tea” as mentioned in the title is the actual paint color used for the landscape behind the trailer. His work can be found in the collections of Fidelity Mutual, Nexair, the Chattanoogan, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and HGTV. In 2008 Bradley-Shoup received the Individual Artist Fellowship in Visual Art from the Tennessee Arts Commission.

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