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Alaiyo Bradshaw was born in London, England and raised in Detroit. She has an MFA in Visual Arts and Illustration from the School of Visual Arts; graduate studies in Art History and Painting from Pratt Institute; and a BFA in Illustration, Fine Arts, and Art History from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Her concept based social conscious illustrations are effective forms of visual journalism. She loves the watercolor medium best and is influenced by illustrators Julian Allen and Thomas Woodruff.
At Parsons, she has taught classes in Art History, Illustration, Digital Design, and Drawing. Bradshaw has also taught at a number of other institutions, including Long Island University, Montclair State University, and the Montclair Art Museum.
Alaiyo is a professional illustrator and graphic designer. Her clients include: Amsterdam News, Actors Theater Workshop, The Advocate Magazine, Brian Bellinger Films, The College Board, Circe Ediciones, S.A., The Guide New Era Publication, Harcourt Brace, Heinle & Heinle, The Jewish Theatre of NY, McGraw Hill, Metropolitan Junior Baseball League, Inc., PSE&G, 20/20, The New York Times Magazine, Ward's Communication, and more.
She has exhibited at the OPUS Gallery in Mount Kisco, NY, The Society of Illustrators, The Hudson Guild, Fire Patrol No. 5, Limner Gallery, National Museum of Catholic Art, 80 Washington Square East, Ward-Nasse, A.I.R. Gallery in New York City and several other galleries in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Michigan.
SOFTWARE: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Dreamweaver.
|Thanksgiving||Women in Blues
|Women's Work||Thea's Throw
(children's book illustrations)
For a poem written in response to this piece, see the work of AJA.
|Martin Luther King, Jr.||9/11||Araxi (portrait)|
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