MATT WHITBY

P H O T O G R A P H Y

ABOUT ME

     Brad du Puy is a visual artist living and working in New Orleans, LA.  His images have been seen in numerous exhibitions throughout the Gulf South, as well as in New York, and Miami, FL.  His most recent solo exhibition took place at D.O.C.S. Gallery, in New Orleans.

 

     In 2006, he took part in two New York exhibitions.  He was included in "A Tribute to J.B. Harter", at the innaugural exhibition of the Leslie Lohman Foundation's Prince Street Gallery. "Surge NOLA" (a post Katrina survey), took place at the Brooklyn Lyceum.

 

     His work has been the focus of solo exhibitions at Cathedral Creative Studios, Homespace Gallery, and Terrence Sanders Gallery, in New Orleans.

 

      He has also been included in group exhibitions at The Ohr O'Keefe Museum in Biloxi, MS, The LSU Union Art Gallery, in Baton Rouge, LA, as well as the UNO St.Claude Gallery,  and Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans.

 

     In 2001, he received his Master of Fine Arts from the University of New Orleans, where he studied under artist, Jim Richard.

Brad du Puy

visual artist

    It is gratifying to consider the promise of settings that communicate a strong sense of place and relevance. I search for this in the often divergent and contrasting paradigms within my surroundings. As I take inventory of these surroundings, I notice the joyous and the beleaguered, the pristine and the tainted, the untouchable and the accessible. 

     Do the people, places and institutions within my observation successfully fulfill desired notions of self-discovery?

 

     Are the challenges to these objectives posed by a set of varied and changing realities surmountable?

    The conversation I intend to enter centers around searching out, as well as questioning the sustainability of concepts related to growth and pleasure that I consider meaningful.