For two decades, Bradley Ehrsam has pioneered the art of transforming tricycles, reclaimed objects, motorcycle parts, and wood into exquisite sculpture, functional art, and paintings.
Born in Chicago and raised in Wisconsin, where Harley Davidson was founded, Bradley surrounded himself with old school motorcycle culture and family friends that worked in the local factories. Bradley deconstructs tricycles, using them as a blank canvas to retell the stories of his adventurous childhood. His body of work symbolizes the creativity of a child, the memories of an adult, and is a vehicle to fuel one’s own imagination.
With vivid chrome and vibrant color, precision of the blown glass, and ebullient wings and wheels, Bradley pushes the limits to assure that each trike, each sculpture, each painting, and each functional art piece inspires joy. Bradley fabricates his work with the combination of metal, wood, carbon fiber, and the incorporation of reclaimed objects including carbonators, gear shafts, and other unique artifacts.
While receiving his Masters in Fine Arts and Public Practice from the Heron School of Art and Design, he combined his passion for art and design with his passion for empowering youth through the creative process. He expanded his work into a public practice forum connecting the community of youth in underserved schools, with the creation of public art. In 2012, Bradley and his wife co-founded BEME Creative, LLC that incorporates fine art, sculpture, custom furniture, and philanthropy. His non-profit organization, Art & Soul, was launched in 2016 to empower at-risk and handicapable youth through visual art.
Bradley and his wife Mary live in the West Village in New York City.