Bridget Mullen

Bridget Mullen’s paintings oscillate between abstraction and figuration, flatness and dimensionality. The artist employs decisive and intuitive mark-making to create psychedelic compositions where density and open space are in visible tension. Mullen works without sketches or initial concepts, allowing each choice to inform the next; the resulting compositions evoke the body—eyes gaze lazily alongside unfurling hair while limbs spring into motion.

BIO:

Bridget Mullen was born in 1976. The artist received an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, Massachusetts and a BAE from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. 

Solo exhibitions of Mullen’s work have taken place at: Nathalie Karg in New York City (2022); Shulamit Nazarian in Los Angeles, California (2021); Helena Anrather in New York City (2019); and Annet Gelink in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2018). 

Group exhibitions that have shown Mullen’s work have taken place at: Anne Barrault in Paris, France (2021); Bosse & Baum in London, UK (2020); Wild Palms in Düsseldorf, Germany (2019); Fahrenheit Madrid in Madrid, Spain (2019); DC Moore in New York City (2018); and L21 in Mallorca, Spain (2017). 

Mullen’s work is in the collections of: the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Netherlands; the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art in Roswell, New Mexico; and the Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum in Long Beach, California.

Mullen was the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Painting Fellowship in 2021. The artist was a recipient of a studio from the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program in 2017–2018. Mullen was a participant in the Shandaken Paint School from 2018–2019. 

Mullen has been awarded residencies at: Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine; MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire; The Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, the Netherlands; The Lighthouse Works in Fishers Island, New York; Roswell Artist-In-Residence Program in Roswell, New Mexico; the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts; VCCA in Amherst, Virginia; and Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Mullen’s work has been featured in Juxtapoz, Hyperallergic, Maake Magazine, and ArtMaze

Mullen lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.