About

Alaiyo in her studio

Alaiyo Bradshaw is an Artist, Illustrator & Graphic Designer. Her representational skills and use of watercolor have been impressing audiences since she was a young high school student in Detroit, Michigan. Born in London, England, Alaiyo earned a BFA in Illustration, Fine Arts, and Art History at University of Michigan, an MFA in Visual Journalism at the School of Visual Arts, and pursued graduate studies in Art History and Painting at Pratt Institute.

Alaiyo is currently an assistant professor at Parsons School of Design, where she has taught digital and traditional drawing, illustration, and art history. Her current intense curriculum teaches first year students about drawing, painting and color study using both digital and analog tools and methods.

Alaiyo also works as an illustrator for magazines, books, and other publications. Her clients have included McGraw Hill, Amsterdam New, The Jewish Theatre of NY, Metropolitan Junior Baseball League, Inc., PSE&G, 20/20, The New York Times Magazine, Ward’s Communication, Actors Theater Workshop, The Advocate Magazine, and others.

She also teaches private painting and drawing lessons, and is available for portrait painting and other private commissions. Please contact Alaiyo Bradshaw for more information about classes, illustration commissions, or available printed items.


Television/Radio Interviews:

2014
Satellite Radio Interview, November 15, 2014, 11:00-11:30. See blog post for details

2013
One of three featured Ditmas Park, Brooklyn artists discussing their practice on Neighborhood Beat, Brooklyn Independent Television, Brooklyn, NY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7TWBr2QVG4

Featured interview in The Brooklyn ARTery segment of Inspired, Soundbooth Productions, Brooklyn, NY

2012
Press coverage interview segment on Alaiyo’s artwork and participation in the Flatbush Artists 2012 Salon Show, Chanel 12, Brooklyn, NY, Brie Arts Media Production, Neighborhood Beat: http://www.flatbushartists.org/press.htm

Featured interview segment on my work and practice as an illustrator and fine artist as the recipient of the Kenise Barnes Fine Arts Award, LMC-TV Productions, Larchmont Art Show

Selected Exhibitions:

2015
October 17-18, 2015 “Fiatbush Artists Studio Tour”, 11 am-5pm. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fiatbush-Artists-Studio-Tour/309055422518941. See more info in blog post.

2014
November 4-December 17, 2014, “SVA MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Alumni show”, 601 W. 26th St. 15th fl.

November 15-16, 2014 “Fiatbush Artists Studio Tour”, 11 am-5pm. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fiatbush-Artists-Studio-Tour/309055422518941. See more info in blog post.

“Fiatbush Artists Salon Show 2014”, Park Slopes Artist Salon, Brooklyn, NY

“Offense and Dissent”,  Sheila Johnson Design Center, NY, NY

2013
“A Horse of Course”,  Arts Westchester, White Plains, NY

(2 person show) “Art Xtremely”, Showcasing the works of Alaiyo Bradshaw and Mwanza Daily, LT Graphics and Artist Showroom, Detroit, Ml

“Flatbush Artists Salon Show 2013”, Park Slopes Artist Salon, Brooklyn, NY

2012
“Rock of Ages”, Mount Kisco Library, Mount Kisco, NY

“Wish You Were Here 11”, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

“The New Show 2012”,  Parsons Fine Arts Gallery, New York, NY

“Flatbush Artists SaIon Show 2012”, Park Slopes Artist Salon, Brooklyn, NY

2011
“Drawing Lab: The Sensori-Motor City”, Aronson Gallery, New York, NY

“Wish You Were Here 10”, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

“Art and Creative Research”,  Parsons Fine Arts Gallery, New York, NY

“Larchmont Arts Festival”, Larchmont, NY