Rico Gatson

BA, Bethel University. MFA, Yale University School of Art. Working in painting, sculpture, and video, he employs the tropes of repetition, accumulation, and wit to shape his social commentary. Through the appropriation and compression of multilayered symbols, he untangles the power of these symbols and illustrates how they function in various public spheres. He has co-organized several significant exhibitions, including: Intelligent Design at Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY; Strand at New York Center for Art and Media Studies; and Pac Man at Artist Curated Projects in Los Angeles. He has had numerous solo exhibitions, including African Fractals and Dark Matter at New York's Ronald Feldman Gallery, where he is represented. He has exhibited work in numerous group exhibitions at major institutions, including The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Reina Sofia in Madrid, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, The Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, and MIT List Visual Arts Center. SLC, 2010–

Undergraduate discipline: Visual Arts

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