Rico Gatson received his MFA from Yale University. His work addresses identity politics, the history of race, entertainment and spirituality. He has had solo exhibitions at Pierogi, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts and Exit Art, all in New York, and Steve Turner Contemporary in California. He is represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts.
Rico's Upcoming Workshops
Students have formal training in critical issues of 2-D art making, experience with public critiques and a solid portfolio of their artwork.
Jul 26 - 30, 2021
Merging Abstraction and Representation
The mysterious, powerful realm of abstraction and how it can be used as a visual tool when merged with representation becomes accessible in this acrylic painting workshop. Participants delve into the basic, visual elements of abstraction through the exploration of pattern, color, composition and fragmentation. Advanced painters are encouraged to experiment with surface texture, alternative painting materials and incorporate representational elements such as photographs and figurative painting. These dynamic combinations result in bold, exciting images that use abstraction as a device to interrupt reality and present it in unique and surprising ways.