Rachal Bradley is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art (including foundation year) at the School of Art, Architecture and Design.
Bradley studied an LLB Law degree before attending Goldsmiths to study Fine Art and Art History. She has an MFA from Glasgow School of Art and also studied at California Institute of Art, Valencia, USA. She has previously taught at Nottingham Trent University, and as a visiting lecturer to Goldsmiths, Ruskin School of Art, Glasgow School of Art and Art Academy, Vienna. Bradley is currently a Senior Lecturer on Fine Art (including a foundation year).
Bradley's research interests focus on the sculptural questions between the individual body and infrastructure. This includes thinking about how the body can gain agency through an eroticisation of infrastructure and what formal qualities this could have. Bradley is affiliated with the Centre for Creative Arts, Cultures and Engagement (CREATURE).
Bradley previously taught at Nottingham Trent University on the MFA and Fine Art BA courses, acting as course leader and principal lecturer. She has taught as a visiting lecturer to Goldsmiths, Ruskin School of Art, Slade School of Art, Glasgow School of Art and the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. Bradley is currently a Senior Lecturer on the foundation Fine Art course at London Met. Prior to teaching in higher education, Bradley taught Fine Art in further education and also at A-level.
Indebted Vision (with Inka Meissner), Erotics of Infrastructure, both published by Divided Publishing.
Practice outputs include international and national exhibitions at:
- Gasworks, London
- Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich
- Jan Kaps, Cologne
- Cubitt, London
- Kunsthaus Glarus
- Westfalischer Kunstverein
- Kunsthal Oslo
- KW Institute for Contemporary Art
- Berlin and TG Gallery, Nottingham
In 2017 Bradley was the second Freelands Foundation artist in residence at Gasworks and in 2014 undertook the Triangle residency, Marseille.
Bradley has received project grants from Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, Hope Scott Trust, The Elephant Trust, Freelands Foundation and an individual award from the Henry Moore Foundation in 2020. She was nominated for the Paul Hamlyn award in 2018.
In 2018 Bradley's work was acquired by the Public Art Council Collection.