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Bradley Butler was born on a cold December morning in 1983 in Upstate New York.  He grew up in a small town 30 minutes east of Rochester and most likely, always knew he was an artist.  He has been making and exhibiting his work since 2006 and has been featured in solo, group, and juried exhibitions regionally and nationally.

Butler received an A.A.S. in graphic design at Monroe Community College in 2004, and then went on to receive a B.S. in art education at Nazareth College in 2007, and an M.F.A from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2010.  In addition to making art, he is the executive director and curator at Main Street Arts, a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization in Clifton Springs, NY.  Bradley lis in Canandaigua with his wife, Sarah.

Paintings by American artist Bradley Butler on a gallery wall

Solo exhibition:  What isn’t Real and What is (2018), Mercer Gallery at Monroe Community College

“I see a parallel between deep thought, deep water, and deep space and this perceived parallel is a constant source of inspiration.  Painting allows me to explore the mysterious, rich blackness inherent in each of these places.”