Eve Bradford is a writer, interdisciplinary artist and whole system curator; utilizing extensive studies in art, language, performance, cultural theory, spiritual practice and permaculture to create events, performances, workshops and environments. Her work exists in the liminal space between activism and prayer, science and art, chaos and structure. Eve is dedicated to the revitalization of language as a sacred tool of culture crafting and to art’s rightful place as an integral part of any sustainable system.
Eve has done production work, performance and teaching at Glade Festival (UK), Shambhala Festival (BC), Burning Man (US), Symbiosis Festival (US), Oregon Country Fair (US), Alex Grey’s CoSM (NYC), BaliSpirit Festival (Bali) and many more. She is the producer of the Synergenesis visionary culture events and a performing member of the Funginears. She is the co-author of a series of art culture catalogues with Delvin Solkinson and facilitates the Serpent Path workshops with Isis Indriya. She has taught writing and creative practice free lance and at Precious Life Wellness Village (Berkeley, CA), the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies (Rhinebeck, NY) and City Repair’s Village Building Convergence (Portland, OR). She is currently working on the memoir of legendary humanitarian Mama Kia.
Eve holds a BA in Art and Culture from the Gallatin Division of Individualized Study at NYU and an MFA in Writing from California College of the Arts.
Events Program and Outreach–Precious Life Wellness Village–Berkeley, CA
program and produce all special events and seminars for holistic healing and community education center, handle promotions and community outreach.
Co-Author–Memoir of Mama Kia–Lamay, Peru
hired by legendary humanitarian Mama Kia to facilitate and co-author the writing of her life story as a handbook for others, at her orphanage in the Sacred Valley of Peru.
Facilitator-Serpent Path–UK, CA, Bali, OR
create and facilitate interactive ritual initiatory workshops based on Kabbalah and indigenous wisdom practices
Performance and Production–Funginears–the whole wide world
perform and co-produce traveling beatbox puppet group, including a West Coast tour with Bassnectar and Zilla in Spring 07.
Co-founder and co-director-Moirae-Bali, CA, OR, B.C.
create, produce and perform ritual theater spectaculars at a variety of festivals and gatherings
Event Production–CA, OR, WA, B.C.
Contribute to a variety of events showcasing art, music, visionary culture, community building and permaculture including Synergenesis, Emerg-n-see, Oracle Gatherings, Shambhala and Symbiosis.
Faculty–Omega Institute for Holistic Studies—Rhinebeck, NY
Taught a variety of writing workshops to the 200+ staff of holistic retreat center. Participated in poetry workshop with Louise Gluck, Tony Hoagland, Li-Young Lee, Kim Addonizio and Coleman Barks.
Programming for Frogwood Lodge Retreat Center—Boonville, CA
Responsibilities involve many aspects of running a small independent retreat center, including designing and facilitating programs.
Manager of Staff Art Studio, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies
Responsibilities included holding open studios and workshops, organizing open mikes & art related events on campus and encouraging art making of all kinds. Studied writing with Sharon Olds, Brett Bevell.
February -April 2002
Traveled in SE Asia
November 2001-January 2002
Intern, Pangaia Permaculture community–Big Island of Hawaii
Lived and worked at this sustainable intentional community to learn more about permaculture design techniques for use in my own art and life making.
Café Cook, Omega Institute for Holisitc Studies
Worked as cook and co-manager of Omega Café, studied writing (with Lynda Barry, Brett Bevell), yoga, meditation, movement.
Co-founder and Organizer, Reclaim the Streets NYC
While in school, helped found and organize a group of community activists focused on the privatization of public space in Manhattan. Projects included throwing large-scale illegal street parties/spectacles at key locations around the city (Astor Place, Times Square, Tompkins Square), billboard modification, community garden actions and much more. Personal responsibilities included writing many of the press releases and other propaganda for the group, logistical organizing, puppet making, legal strategizing and general revelry.
Ministry Training Program
Center for Sacred Studies and International Council of 13 Indigenous Granmothers
begun May 2009, 2 year ordination process towards Interfaith Minister of Indigenous Ways
with Martin Prechtel in Ojo Caliente, New Mexico
begun in Dec 2008, 4 year school of history, language, art, music and cultivating the indigenous soul
MFA in Creative Writing, California College of the Arts
All College Honors Award for Graduate Creative Writing
San Francisco 2003-5
BA in Art and Cultural Process (Individualized Major)
NYU: Gallatin Division of Independent Study
High School Diploma from Phillips Academy
Andover, MA 1991-95