artwork by Bradley Cahill


Bradley Cahill is a sculptor from Dayton, Ohio who resides in Northern Illinois with his wife and three daughters. He earned a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from Wright State University and worked as an art handler and installer at the Dayton Art Institute and the Dayton Visual Arts Center. After relocating, he worked as an art handler and installer for Northern Illinois University Art Museum while continuing his pursuit of sculpture. He established CultSculpture in 2014 to consolidate his creative and functional works and is associated with the Illinois visual arts group Paper Bone Collective. 

      Artist Statement
The focus of my work is the exploration of personal mythology as it is influenced by ancient legend and contemporary lore. I am moved by heavy objects of reverence and began carving stone in 2002 to try to understand this archaic art form. There is a certain authority to working with stone that I find intriguing- a decisiveness and a directness in translating idea to object in durable materials. We are temporary creatures and carving stone is an act of faith in an unknown future where stone sculptures survive as messages to an unborn generation. 
     

                                                  

      Education                                             

 Bachelor of Fine Arts-Sculpture, Wright State University, 2005  

       Experience

Exhibition Preparator- Northern Illinois University Art Museum, 2007 to 2010

Exhibition Preparator- Dayton Visual Arts Center, 2004 to 2006

Exhibition Preparator- Dayton Art Institute, 2004 to 2006

Art educator- Dayton Art Institute, 2004 to 2005


        Solo Exhibitions

Dust: Archive: Rockford University, March 18-April 15, 2016

Ouroborus: Goloka Gallery, March 4 to April 4 2009

 Selected Group Exhibitions

Annual Juried Group Exhibition: Freeport Art Museum, November 13, 2015- January 25, 2016

The Carnival: Sauk Valley College, October 19- November 13, 2015

The Carnival: Temple Gallery, October 9-10, 2015

Bestiary: Sauk Valley College, July 24-September 3, 2015

Friction + Gravity: Irish Rose Saloon, April 10-11, 2015

Group Show: SmallTown Skateshop, February 27, 2014

Grand Guignol: Temple Gallery, October 11- 12, 2013

CarlinFest: the House Café, November 3 - 17, 2012

Group Show: Medicine Man Collective, October 14, 2012

Group Show: Circus Sideshow Collective, May 13-14, 2011

Jim Charette Retrospective (as curator): 513 Gallery, January 5- February, 2011

Satellite: Space 11, September 4- 19, 2009

Material Afterlife: Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, April 10- August 8, 2009

Material Afterlife: Beverly Arts Center, August 15- October 29, 2008

DEVOtional: Asterisk Gallery, August 29, 2008

Group show: Altgeld Museum, March 25- May 10, 2008

Fruit for the Egg: Goloka Fine Art Gallery, December 14- 15, 2007

Fluctuation Spring Giddyup: Goloka Fine Art Gallery, May 5- 6, 2006

Obscure Hot Winter: Goloka Fine Art Gallery, December 9- 10, 2005

Yeck Fellowship Exhibition: Dayton Art Institute, June 5, 2004