Jessica Bradley Art & Projects opened in May 2005.
The gallery presents exhibitions locally with an international perspective. Artists associated with the gallery reside in Toronto and across Canada, as well as in Los Angeles, Berlin, Brussels and London. Our program model provides a context for the range of artistic practices today, including special projects and collaborations as well as a regular roster of solo exhibitions. In our inaugural year four out of ten exhibitions were group shows conceived to feature artists whose work is linked through subject or concept, regardless of generation or national origin. Since then there have been 5 more project exhibitions . Artists represented by the gallery are primarily of an emerging generation whose interests are not bound by medium.
Services offered: exhibition organization and collection consultation; international and secondary market sourcing and sales; appraisal and collections assessment.
Jessica Bradley has developed collections of contemporary Canadian and international art at Canada's two premier art institutions, the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Over twenty-five years she has established national and international contacts, and has a respected professional reputation among private collectors, artists, commercial gallery directors, critics and curators. Her broad experience and acknowledged contribution to the development of collections in all contemporary media has afforded her an unparalleled knowledge of the current context and range of artistic practices, and their histories, here and on the international scene. Jessica Bradley was commissioner for Canada's representation at the Venice biennale in 1982 , 1984 and 1999 and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Art History and Critical Theory at the University of Ottawa, Concordia University, Montreal, and the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto. She has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University, Toronto and has been a member of various consultative committees and juries in the visual arts, including the Toronto Arts Awards. The Gershon Iskowitz Prize and The Sobey Award. Jessica Bradley co-edited the anthology Site Lines: Reading Contemporary Canadian Art (Montreal: 1994. Editions Artexte).