EVENT: The Life of An Artist: Past, Present and Future

October 12, 2012
6:30 pmto8:00 pm


The Life of An Artist: Past, Present and Future
With Jon Kessler
Friday, Oct 12
6:30pm, Room 50

Jon Kessler was born in Yonkers, New York in 1957. He graduated with a BFA from SUNY College at Purchase and attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. His first exhibition of mechanical works were shown at Artist’s Space in 1983 followed by White Columns six months later. Since that time he has exhibited widely in galleries and museums in the United States, Europe and Japan.  He is the recipient of a Guggenheim grant, the Foundation for the Performing Arts grant, St Gaudens Sculpture award, and several National Endowment of the Arts grants. His works are in many public collections including MoMA, The Whitney Museum of American Art and MOCA. He is a Professor in the Visual Arts Division of Columbia University’s School of the Arts. For his solo exhibition, “Global Village Idiot” at Deitch Projects in 2004 he began a new series of video sculptures which led to his first New York museum exhibition, “The Palace at 4 AM”, at PS1 in 2005. His immersive video installation “The Blue Period” was shown at Salon 94 this past year. He uses digital and analog technology to create sculptures and installations that simulate films in real time.

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