Brad Woodfin – Broods

Brad Woodfin was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts in 1970. He moved to Olympia, Washington in 1991 to study printmaking and painting at The Evergreen State College. His work has been featured in solo shows in New York, Vancouver, Calgary, San Francisco and Los Angeles, as well as group shows and art fairs in London, Miami, Hamburg, New York, Melbourne. Brad lives and works in Montreal.

Artist Statement

I was going to name each painting in this show a short phrase that would make my personal, universal. I gave up on that and gave them proper names.

In memory of their first names.


We itch all summer.
We hold our tongues.
Our heads on fire.
We clung to songs.
We knew hope was a waste.
We always want more.
Our beautiful world in ruins.
I live in the great world but it hurts.
No one hurts like us.

We are memorial.

Brad Woodfin, September, 2022.

Read our interview with Brad to learn more about his creative practice.