Justin Randolph Thompson and Bradly Dever Treadaway are American new media artists that have collaborated over the past 20 years through the mediums of photography, installation, video and performance. Their collaboration revolves around ideas of cultural clash, generational divide, social hierarchies, the resonance of collective and personal identity and a legacy of spiritual ascension. Thompson spends his time between the Italy and the US while Treadaway is based in Brooklyn. Accolades include a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, a Fulbright Fellowship, a BRIC Media Arts Fellowship, and a Jerome Fellowship to Franconia Sculpture Park and the artists work can be found in the collections of the Fundacion Botin, the Brooklyn Public Library, the Mobile Museum of Art and The Center for Photography at Woodstock.

Thompson and Treadaway have realized numerous residencies, exhibitions and performances at major Universities including Kutztown University, Michigan State University, Wells College and Texas A&M University Corpus Christi.

Artist Statement
The work of Justin Randolph Thompson and Bradly Dever Treadaway explores generational divisions, cultural separatism, cross- racial dialogs and the collision of collective versus anagraphically-attested identities. Reflecting upon spiritual ascension and the social hierarchies prescribed as the prerequisite for patriotism, the work juxtaposes elements of an American folk legacy and gestures of African-American resistance against the expansionist philosophy of Roman antiquity. Employing photography, video, sound-based sculpture, performance and installation, the work uproots notions of classification in regards to artistic practice and socio-political origins.