Artist Talk: Tony Tasset
Join artist Tony Tasset and UK Art Museum Director Stuart Horodner for a discussion of Tasset’s history of making sculptures based on common American experiences – like carving pumpkins and building snowmen – and using scale and materials in surprising ways. Tasset’s 20 foot tall work, Mood Sculpture, was selected by the Student Center Art Committee last year, and will be installed on campus in the coming week.
Tony Tasset is an acclaimed American artist and educator, who was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1960. He received his BFA from The Art Institute of Cincinnati, and his MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and he taught for many years at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Tasset is a recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, and his work has been included in the Front International: Cleveland Triennial For Contemporary Art, Chicago River Walk Public Sculpture Exhibition, and the Whitney Biennial, among others. He is represented in the permanent collections of San Francisco MOMA; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Laumeier Sculpture Park, St Louis; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and Museum Fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany, amongst others.