Bradley N. Litwin is a Philadelphia based, multi-discipline artist, born in 1955. Primarily self-trained, his career as an artist has taken a serpentine path through craft, manufacturing, multimedia production, music, and the fine arts. Through it all, he has been making machinery of one kind or another for over thirty-five years.

Beginning with model-making as a child; then teaching himself guitar making as a teenager, Litwin has always asserted his destiny as an unconventional independent. Despite not following the well-established school and career paths, taken by most, he has none the less succeeded in various professions, without benefit of formal credentials. Instead, he’s relied on the merits of demonstrated skills and knowledge, gained through a continuing practice of self-directed, conscious observation, and synthesis.

That unique career path has included: medical product manufacturing design, museum exhibit design and fabrication, electronics manufacturing equipment design and prototyping, 3D animation, graphic design and interactive multimedia production.

Today, as a sculptor of kinetic automata, as well as a singer and guitarist, performing interpretations of 1920s era, ragtime, jazz and blues; and as an arts educator, working with students of every description, Litwin continues to redefine himself as an artist. His most recent projects have involved community outreach and residency programs, sometimes combining both visual and musical arts, throughout the mid Atlantic and Midwest region of the US.

Recent Projects & Honors:

2014 Cross Pollinaton Collaboration Project, Swim Pony, Philadelphia, PA
2014 New Courtland Fellowship, Philadelphia, PA
2013 Gallery Exhibition with Jon Eckels at the Mount Airy Contemporary Artists Space, Philadelphia, PA
2012-14 Fellow of the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA
2011 30 piece commission, Neo Pangea Surprise Box, Reading, PA
2011 50 piece commission, Roche Diagnostic Laboratories, Indianapolis, IN
2011 Artist in Residence, Common Ground, Westminster, MD, week-long kinetic sculpture workshop, and festival stage performance
2010 Four touring kinetic pieces commissioned for the stage performance by Squonk Opera, of Pittsburgh, PA
2009 “Brad Litwin: A Collection of Mechanical Conundra” solo exhibition at Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2009 “Collision 14” group show at Axiom Center for New & Experimental Media, Jamaica Plain, MA
2008 “Re.Action,” Merit Award for “The Rotapult,” inaugural exhibit at Annmarie Sculpture Garden, Solomons, Maryland (4 works selected for this exhibition)
2008 Hatboro-Horsham Education Foundation grant, Artist in Residence – Kinetic Sculpture Project, Hatboro-Horsham High School, Horsham, PA
2008 “Kinetic Image” Director’s Award for “The Sway of Public Opinion” kinetic sculpture exhibited at the Torpedo Factory - Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA
2007 Collaborative Kinetic Sculpture Project: a community outreach arts residency with Project H.O.M.E. residents, at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA (PNC Bank grant)
2007 Combined Music and Kinetic Sculpture Exhibition: arts residency with the Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, Ohio (PennPAT matching fund grant)
2006 combined music and sculpture community arts residency with the Springfield, Ohio Arts Council (PennPAT matching fund grant)
2005 sculpture kinetic installation commissioned by the Merion Elementary School Home & School Association, Merion, PA

Commonwealth Speaker for the Pennsylvania Humanities Council 2004 – present
Adjudicated roster member of the Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour 2003 – present
Adjudicated roster member of Young Audiences of Eastern Pennsylvania 2005 – present
Roster member of Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership 2005 – 2008