Bradley McCallum is known for his socially engaged, creative, and collaborative art practice that foregrounds social issues and political activism in the public interest. McCallum graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (BFA) and Yale University (MFA).
McCallum operates within an expanded repertoire that includes artistic production in a range of media, social issues, dialogue and participation, with the goal of making art that matters. For more than two decades, he has explored an array of the most vexing problems –from gun violence, homelessness, silence and repression to slavery, historical representation, and contemporary racism.
Working closely with different communities, McCallum creates public art installations and collective social portraits intended to promote civic interaction, influence social strategy, and create change.
The artist produced a significant body of work that reflects a shared interest and commitment to social justice, as part of the collaborative McCallum+Tarry. His work is widely exhibited in major local and international exhibitions, and included in major private and public collections of American art.
Currently he is working on an ambitious portraiture project that deals with international justice and modern-day atrocities.
The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.