A 6’8” gay African-American former hairdresser, Bradford creates art that gives voice to marginalized communities. He is known for launching social service programs in cities with major exhibitions of his art. In his native Los Angeles, Bradford created a nearly 20,000-square-foot community arts center that works with youths in foster care. In Venice, he set up a storefront where current and former inmates could sell the wares they made while imprisoned. In Baltimore, he is creating the silk-screening workshop for low-income kids.