Brad Faine (1945-) was born and grew up in Brighton. He studied Fine Art (Painting) at Leicester College of Art where he achieved a Dip Ad (Hons) under the tutelage of Harry Thubron, an early proponent of conceptual art, and subsequently completed a Post Graduate ATC course at Goldsmiths. During his time at Leicester, Brad Faine developed the first truly playable 3d Chess set which was exhibited at the ‘Invention of Problems’ Exhibition at the ICA. He also was responsible for the concept for ‘Inter-play’, one of the two British entries for the 1968 Paris Biennale.
On leaving college in 1972, Brad Faine and his wife Jane founded Coriander Studio, which has grown into an internationally renowned maker and publisher of limited edition silkscreen and latterly digital prints, working with artists that range from Henri Chopin to Erte, Richard Hamilton to Peter Blake, Michael Craig-Martin to Damien Hirst.
In addition to being the managing director of Coriander Studio Brad Faine has taught printmaking as a visiting lecturer at a number of art schools including St Martins College of Art and Design, Farnham School of Art, and at the Royal Academy of Art, where he had a one man show in the Coffee Bar Gallery. He has been involved in many collaborative demonstrations of printmaking, including a Granada Television film with Brendan Neiland and Patrick Hughes and a project with Bruce McLean at the Victoria and Albert Museum. He has also been a guest speaker at a number of national and international printmaking symposia.
Throughout Coriander’s 40 year history, Brad Faine has continued to work as a painter and printmaker in his own right. He has works in many private and public collections in the UK, the USA and the Middle East, and has had work included mixed shows in London, New York, Dubai and Tokyo. Recent exhibitions include a one-man show at the Chelsea Arts club, a major joint print show with Peter Blake and Brendan Neiland at Leicester City Art Gallery, a one-man show at the London Sketch Club and another at 45 Park Lane – (the Cut), and a three month exhibition with Steve Thomas at Chelsea Future Space. His work has been seen in numerous mixed shows including the Pop Art exhibition at the Belgravia Gallery and the recent Mixed print show at the Railings Gallery.
In 1984 Brad Faine was responsible for initiating the concept of ‘Visual Aid for Band Aid’ and, along with Peter Blake, Graham Bannister and Gordon House, was integral in the organization of 104 artists and the production of an edition of 500 prints, the proceeds of which went to the Band Aid Trust.
In 1989 Brad Faine was invited to write the New Guide to Screen Printing, which was published by Hodder Headline, and has subsequently written a number of articles for books on artists such as Terry Frost, Brendan Neiland and Peter Blake.