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Ginsberg Artist’s work ‘a commentary on the American landscape’ (video)

February 18, 2013

Rico Gatson, the 2013 Ginsberg Family Artist-in-Residence, will give a public lecture about his sculptures, videos, and paintings Wednesday (Feb. 20) at 8 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium of Morse-Ingersoll Hall.


Click here to see a video portrait of Gatson, and preview some of his vibrant work. In the interview, he also talks about how he self-identifies as an artist—as a sculptor who paints.

Gatson’s work is politically and racially charged, a social commentary on the American landscape informed, his bio says, by “repetition, accumulation, and wit.” He received a master of fine arts degree from the Yale School of Art and a bachelor's degree from Bethel College in St. Paul, Minn. Gatson has participated in numerous exhibitions at venues including Momenta Art in Brooklyn, N.Y., the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts in New York City. He was an Artist-in-Residence at Franconia Sculpture Park in St. Paul, Minn. He lives and works in New York.

The Ginsberg Family Artist-in-Residence program was established with a gift of Stuart Ginsberg'82 and his wife, Lisa, to bring distinguished individuals or groups to campus to teach, conduct workshops, and perform or exhibit works.