RICO GATSON

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Education

Bethel College, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1989

Yale School of Art, New Haven Connecticut, 1991

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

Samson, Boston, MA, Rico Gatson, June 2016 (Forthcoming)

2014 

Studio 10, Brooklyn, New York, Rico Gatson: When She Speaks, June 13 – July 13.

2013 

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY, The Promise of Light, April 6 – May 18.

North Gallery, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College, Beloit, WI, 2013 Ginsberg Artist in

Residence, Rico Gatson, February 7 – March 30.

2012 

The Barbara Walters Art Gallery at Sarah Lawrence College, the Bronx, NY, Dufresne &

Gatson, April 5 – May 3.

2011

Exit Art, New York, NY, RICO GATSON: Three Trips around the Block, September 30 –

November 23.

Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington, VT, History Lessons, September 12-

October 16, 2011.

2009

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY, Dark Matter, February 13 – March 14.

2008

Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA, Black Magic/Black Power, October 11 –

November 8.

Pocket Utopia, Brooklyn, NY, Rico Gatson, February 1 – February 24.

MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN, Rico Gatson,

January 11 – February 17.

2006

Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN, African Fractals, June 2 – July 30.

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY, African Fractals, March 25 – April 22.

2005 The Olson Gallery, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN, Meditations on Race and Religion,

January 20 – March 25.

2004 Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY, History Lessons / Clandestine, April 24 – May

29.

2003

Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, MN, Rico Gatson: Recent Works, November 22, 2003 –

January 17, 2004.

2001

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY, Rico Gatson, November 17 – December 22.

The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA, Masking: Rico Gatson (Kindred)

And Andres Serrano (Klansman), November 16 – January 12, 2002.

Serge Ziegler Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland, Rico Gatson, March 31 – April 28.

2000

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY, Fire, February 19 – March 25.

1999

Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY, Home Sweet Home, April 23 – May 24.

1996

Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY, Project Room, November 10 – December 9.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015

Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York, NY, DEVOTION, November, 22 – Janurary, 17, 2016.

The 8th Floor, New York, NY, When Artists Speak Truth…, October 19, 2015 –

April 1, 2016.

The Boiler, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, The Raft, October 23 – December 13.

Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY, All Killer No Filler, August 8 – September 6.

99 Cent Plus Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Magic Objects, July 10 – August 23 (curated by Rico

Gatson).

Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA, Make Their Gold Teeth Ache, July 10 – August 21.

1285 Avenue of the Americas Gallery, New York, NY, between a place and candy: new

works in pattern + repetition + motif, March 16 – June 12.

Figure One, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, Painting is Dead?!, February 6 – March

28.

Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY, RESPOND, January 17 – February 22.

ODETTA, Brooklyn, NY, Pay to Play, January 16 – March 8.

2014

Regina Rex at Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL, CEMETERIUM, December 1 – 7, 2014.

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA, Guns in the Hands of Artists, October 1 –

September 30, 2017.

Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY, Pierogi XX: Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, September 5 –

October 5.

The Boiler, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY, SEVEN/VIDEO, May 2 – May 11.

2013

Outlet Fine Arts, Brooklyn, NY, 15 Artists in Black & White, December 13 – 29.

P!, New York, NY, The Ceiling Should Be Green, November 8, 2013 – December 22.

Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, NY, American Beauty, December 12, 2013 – February

1, 2014.

2012

Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria, New, New York, November 22 – March 31, 2013.

Dodge Gallery, New York, NY, Bigger Than Shadows, November 3 – December 22.

Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL, Rico Gatson and Chris Larson, November 8 –

December 6.Pocket Utopia, Brooklyn, NY, Lyrical Color, July 25 – August 24.

Dieu Donne, New York, NY, Paper Variables 2012, June 28 – August 3.

Barbara Walters Gallery, Sarah Lawrence College, the Bronx, NY. Rico Gatson and

Angela Dufresne, April 5 – May 3.

Exit Art, New York, NY, Every Exit is an Entrance: 30 Years of Exit Art, March 23 – May

19.

The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY, The Bearden Project, March 29 – May 27.

New York Center for Art and Media Studies, What I know, curated by Jason Andrew,

February 15 – March 17.

2011

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts at Seven, Miami Art Week, Miami, FL, November 29 –

December 4.

Famous Accountants, Brooklyn, NY, Per-son-age, August 5 – September 11 (curated by

Rico Gatson).

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY, Taking Shape, June 25 – July 29.

Mellwood Arts Center, Louisville, KY, It’s All in the Peripherals, May 27 – July 29.

The Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, Blink! Light, Sound & the Moving Image, March 13

– May 1.

Exit Art, New York, NY, Geometric Days, February 25 – April 30.

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY, En-Garde II: omg, January 8 – February 5.

2010

The Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, The Jewel Thief,

September 18, 2010 – February 27, 2011.

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts at Seven, Miami Art Week, Miami, FL, En-Garde, November

30 – December 5.

The Spirol Gallery at Quinebaug Valley Community College, Danielson, CT,

Divide & Conquer, August 23 – October 6.

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY, Resurrectine, May 15 – June 26.

Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY, Ocketopia, March 10 – April 18

ExitArt, New York, NY, Global/National, March 13 – May 1.

Storefront, Brooklyn, NY, NEW year, NEW work, NEW space, January 2 – February 6.

2009

NYCAMS, New York, NY, Incarnational Aesthetics, October 23 – November 20.

Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX, Reduced Visibility,

September 4 – November 15.

St. Claude Gallery, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, You Killed My Pretty

Things, August 8 – September 9.

Pocket Utopia, Brooklyn, NY, 2009 Bushwick Biennial: Finally Utopic, June 6 – June 28.

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY, BLACK&WHITEWORKS, June 6 – July 31.

Dadian Gallery, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C., Art and Text: Images,

Concepts, and Insights, January 22 – March 4; to travel.

2008 Exit Art, New York, NY, The Labyrinth Wall: From Mythology to Reality, December 14 –

February 7, 2009.

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY, Drawing Review: 37 Years of Works on

Paper, November 22 – December 23.

Studio Museum, New York, NY, Filmic, November 12 – December 11.

New Orleans, LA, Prospect 1, November 1 – January 18, 2009.

Moti Hasson Gallery, New York, NY, intransit, July 10 – August 30.

Talman + Monroe, New York, NY, ALONE/TOGETHER, May 16 – June 21.

2007

Newark Arts Council, Newark, NJ, Red Badge of Courage, October 28 – December 13.

Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, NY, System Failure, October 18 – November 24.

Dinter Fine Art, New York, NY, death & love in MODERN TIMES, September 13 –

October 27.

New York Center for Art and Media Studies, New York, NY, STRAND, September 10 –

October 19.

Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, En Prefecto Desorden, September 9 – 30.

Brooke Alexander Editions, NY, Most Humans Do Not Know Better, September 8 –

October 6.

Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY, Digital Political Time Lapse, September 3 – 28.

Max Protetech Gallery, New York, NY, Unfathom, July 9 – August 10.

Norte Maar, Brooklyn, NY, Hecho en Bushwick, June 6 – 8.

g-module, Paris, France, Double-Edged Abstraction, May 12 – July 7.

Usdan Gallery, Bennington, VT, Multiples, April 10 – May 4.

The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, Sihouette, April 11 – July 1.

Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY, Intelligent Deisgn, March 2 – April 2.

The Helena, New York, NY, M*A*S*H, February 22 – 26.

2006

Bronx River Arts Center, Bronx, NY, Drift, November 4 – December 9.

Exit Art, New York, NY, The Studio Visit, January 7 – January 28, 2006.

2005

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY, Greater New York 2005,

March 13 – September 26.

The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY, African Queen, January 26 – April 3.

Todd Madigan Gallery, California State University, Bakersfield, CA, About Face: a

selection of artists’ videos, January 14 – February 26.

2004

The Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA, Black Belt, December 11, 2004 –

February 12, 2005.

Whitney Museum at Altria, New York, NY, Fight or Flight, November 4 – February 18.

Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, NextNext Visual Art 2004, October 5 –

November 7 (Part I), November 10 – December 18 (Part II).

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY, FACEOFF, October 23 – November 27.

Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, Open House: Working in Brooklyn, April 16 –

August 15. (catalogue)

Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY, Video X: 10 years of video with Momenta Art, January 23 –

February 23.

2003

International Center of Photography, New York, NY, Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions

of the American Self, December 12 – February 29, 2004.

Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY, Black Belt, October 15 – January 4, 2004.

Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea, The 3rd Photo-Media Festival, July 18 – August 31.

(catalogue)

Triple Candie, New York, NY, Living Units, June 15 – July 27.

Schroeder Romero, Brooklyn, NY, Decade, April 11 – May 19.

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY, Ameri©an Dre@m, February 22 – April 5.

(catalogue)

New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY, Living Inside the Grid, February 21 –

June 15. (catalogue)

The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY, Veni Vidi Video, January 23 – March 30.

2002

MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA, Spinning, May 23 – August 23, 2002.

Washington Square East Galleries, New York, NY, Knockout Fairground, September26 –

October 30.

Comune di Milano, Milan, Italy, Americas Remixed, September 23 – October 29.

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY, Season Review: Fall ’01 – Spring ’02, June

20-August 2.

Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY, Paris Exchange, June 6–July 13.

Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY, Enough About Me, April 26-May 26.

The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY, Race in Digital Space, January 27- March

30.

2001

Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL, A Painting for Over the Sofa (that’s not

necessarily a painting), November 24 – December 29, and travel to: Knoxville

Museum of Art Knoxville, TN, January 11 – April 5, 2002; Walton Arts Center,

Fayetteville, AR, April 19 – June 14, 2002; William Patterson University, Wayne,

NJ, September 6 – October 18, 2002; Fuller Museum, Brockton, MA, January 3 –

March 28, 2003; Huntington Museum, Huntington, WV, December 5, 2003 –

January 30, 2004; Lakeview Museum, Peoria, IL, February 13 – April 9, 2004;

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, September 10 – October 8, 2004.

Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, FL, Brooklyn!, September 8 –

November 25.

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY, In Cold Blood, August

13 – September 22.

MIT List Visual Arts Center, Boston, MA, Race in Digital Space, April 27 – July 1.

The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY, FREESTYLE, April 24 – June 24, and

travel to: The Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA, September 28 –

November 16. (catalogue)

2000

The Jewish Museum, New York, NY, Light x Eight: The Hanukkah Project 2000,

December 7 – January 28, 2001.

Serge Ziegler Galerie, Videotheque Kunst Zurich 2000, November 24 – 27.

University Galleries, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, Never Never Land,

November 11 – December 22, and travel to: Contemporary Art Museum,

University of South Florida, October – December 2001; Rutgers-Camden Center

for the Arts, Camden, NJ, March 4 – April 27, 2002.

Gale Gates, Brooklyn, NY, The Light Show, September 15 – October 21.

1999

The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, The Flat Files, November 4 – December 4.

Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN, Group Exhibition, September 18 – October 18.

Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, Working In Brooklyn: Beyond Technology,

July 1 – S eptember 12.

Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY, Rage for Art, February 12 – March 15.

Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, NY, Video Program.

1998

Exit Art, New York, NY, Hybro Video, April 1 (Funny Faces screening).

1997

Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, Current Undercurrent:Working in Brooklyn, July

25, 1997 – January 25, 1998.

Williamsburg Art & Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY, Artists Respond to 2001: Space

Odyssey, June 21 – July 26.

Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Wien, Austria, Vienna, The View from Denver.

Gramercy Park Hotel, New York, NY, Gramercy International Art Fair.

1996

FARCO, International Art Fair, Guadalajara & Mexico City, Mexico, Video Faz.

Art & Idea, Mexico City, Mexico, Video Faz.

Sauce, Brooklyn, NY, Cadmium-Cathode.

Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY, Benefit Show, May 17.

Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY, Constriction, May 4 – May 27 (collective sound installation).

1995

Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, Presence.

Thicket Gallery, New York, NY, On the Lam, October 3 – October 8.

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY, Other Rooms, June 17 – August 4.

The Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, Options 2.

1994

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY, Faux, September 17 – October 29.

No Bias Space, North Bennington, VT, FIRED-A Late-Nite Comedy Show. (catalogue)

Thicket Gallery, New York, NY, FIRED-A Late-Nite Comedy Show, June 2 – June 30.

(catalogue)

Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY, Benefit Show, March 11.

1993

Art Space, New Haven, CT, Group Exhibition.

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2009 

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2008 

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2007 

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2005 

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2004

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Biro, Matthew. “Representing Blackness.” Art Papers (March/April 2004): 34-39.

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2003

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2002

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(January February 2002): 66.

* Griffin, Tim. “Rico Gatson at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts.” Artext, no. 76 (Spring 2002): 90-91.

“In Media Test Wall: Spinning” MIT.edu, Spring 2002.

* Kerr, Merrily. “Rico Gatson @ Ronald Feldman.” Flash Art XXXIV, no. 222 (January

February 2002): 44.

McQuaid, Cate. “Frenetic ‘Spinning’ puts art in our path – if we see it.” Boston Globe,

Friday, June 28, 2002.

“MIT List Visual Arts Center presents “Spinning.” www.cambridge-usa.org/visitor/

* Pollock, Lindsay. “Freestylin’.” Oneworld 7, no. 2 (Apr/May 2002): 108-09.

Sherman, Mary. “Heads ‘Spinning’ at MIT as media wall presents artwork.” Cambridge

TAB, Friday, July 19, 2002, p. 4.

Sherman, Mary. “Heads ‘Spinning’ at MIT as media wall presents artwork.”

www2.bostonherald.com/entertainment/ arts_culture/art07142002.htm.

* Williams, Gregory. “Rico Gatson.” Artforum XL, no. 6 (February 2002): 132.

* Willis, Holly. “Cracks in the Mirror.” RES 5, no. 3 (May/June 2002): 21.

2001

Brockington, Horace. “Freestyle: Studio Museum in Harlem.” NY Arts 6, no. 6 (June 2001): 36-37.

Cotter, Holland. “A Full Studio Museum Show Starts With 28 Young Artists and a

Shoehorn.” The New York Times, May 11, 2001, p. E36.

Dailey, Meghan. “Freestyle.” Artforum XXXIX, no. 9 (May 2001): 47.

Feaster, Felicia. “Morbid reality.” Creative Loafing.

Foret, Claire. “Freestyle at the Studio Museum in Harlem.” NY Arts 6, no. 5 (May 2001): 36.

Fox, Catherine. “What’s in a mask or a name?” The Atlanta Journal Constitution,

December 7, 2001.

“‘Freestyle’ at Studio Museum.” Artnet.com, April 13, 2001, www.artnet.com.

Garcia-Fenech, Giovanni. “Studio Museum In Harlem Unveils ‘Freestyle,’ And New Self.”

artforum.com, April 30, 2001.

Griffin, Tim. “Rico Gatson.” Time Out New York, no. 321 (November 22-29, 2001): 63.

* Levin, Kim. “Rico Gatson.” Village Voice, December 11, 2001, p. 93.

“Lights Fantastic.” New York Magazine (January 1, 2001): 139.

Muhammad, Erika Dalya. “Race in Digital Space: Conceptualizing the Media Project.”

Art Journal 60, no. 3 (Fall 2001): 92-95.

Nahas, Dominique. “Brooklyn! True and Through.” NY Arts 6, no. 11 (November 2001):

54-55.

Naves, Mario. “Post-Everything Art That Leads Nowhere.” The New York Observer, June 11, 2001, p. 17.

Plagens, Peter. “Harlem Goes ‘Freestyle’.” Newsweek CXXXVII, no. 20 (May 14, 2001): 60.

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2000

Fressola, Michael J. “Exhibit Illuminates The Symbol Of Hanukkah.” Staten Island

Sunday, December 24, 2000.

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Sirmans, Franklin. “The Light Show.” Time Out New York, no.264 (October 12-19, 2000): 58.

Stark, Rachael. “The Light Show” and “Maintaining the Myth of Control.” NY Arts 5, no.

10 (October 2000): 67.

1999

Johnson, Ken. “Beyond Technology.” The New York Times, September 3, 1999, 30.

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Brandeis University), LII, 4, May 4, 1999.

1997

Arning, Bill. “Brooklyn in the House.” Village Voice, XLII, 34, August 26, 1997.

Bell, Bill. “Canvassing Brooklyn.” Daily News, July 24, 1997.

1994

Stitelman, Paul. “No B.I.A.S. artists tackle tough issues in confrontational show.”

Bennington Banner, October 6, 1994, Arts & Entertainment Section.

EXHIBITION CATALOGUES

2009 Bushwick Biennial. Brooklyn, NY: NURTURE Art, 2009, p. 46.

Ameri©an Dre@m. New York, NY: Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, 2003.

Cameron, Dan. Living Inside the Grid. New York, NY: The New Museum of Contemporary Art,

2003.

Forbidden: Photo Festival 2003. Seoul, Korea: Gana Art Center, 2003.

Freestyle. Essay by Thelma Golden. New York, NY: The Studio Museum in Harlem, 2001.

Odita, Donald. Fire At Will, 1994.

On & Off the Wall, Denver, CO: Denver Art Museum, July 1995.

Open House: Working in Brooklyn. Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Museum, 2004.

The Jewel Thief. Cleveland, OH: Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, 2014. p. 67.

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

Franconia Sculpture Park, Taylor Falls, MN, Artist-in-Residence, 1998.

LECTURES

Beloit College, Beloit, WI, Ginsberg Artist-in-Residence Keynote Lecture, 2013.

Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York, January 25, 2005.

School of Fine & Performing Arts, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY, September 12, 2001.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN

Bethel College, St. Paul, MN

Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

The Kempner Museum of Art at Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Norton Family Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

SCREENINGS

LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), Los Angeles, CA, LA FilmForum,

October 15, 2015.

Barbados Community College, Bridgetown, Barbados, Re-Screening of 2012 Afrofuturism

Programme, February 12, 2015.

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Cine’ Cincert: Abstract Animation and Film Since 1970,

September 8, 2013.

Art 21: ACCESS 100 ARTISTS, BMCC/CUNY, What Time is Now: ART/HISTORY/FILM, a series

April 15, 2013.

GRANTS AND AWARDS

Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award for Visual Artists, 2001

Prized Pieces Video Award, National Black Programming Consortium, Columbus, OH, 1991

Oil Bar Ltd., Award for Excellence in Sculpture, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT, 1991

Pew Charitable Trust Graduate Fellowship, 1990