Brad Kahlhamer’s art tells stories about hybrid identities. Working with mediums spanning from painting, drawing and sculpture to performance art and music, Kahlhamer (himself of Native American ancestry) mixes indigenous and urban street culture, subjective experiences and mythical symbols and deals with topics such as identity politics and urban, global culture. The various materials offer a profound insight to the many facets of Brad Kahlhamer’s work and his own personal mythology.


Brad Kahlhamer, born 1956 in Tucson Arizona, lives and works in New York City. His work has been exhibited extensively internationally at institutions such as Musée du Quai Branly's Paris, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Missouri, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Connecticut, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Wisconsin to name just a few.

He was the recipient of the Joan Mitchell Award, 2006 and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award in painting, 2001

Kahlhamer is included in numerous public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Seattle Art Museum, Washington; the Denver Art Museum, Colorado; the Weatherspoon Art Museum, North Carolina; the Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin and the Hood Museum of Art, New Hampshire.

Installation shots