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Rico Gatson - Artists - Miles McEnery Gallery

Rico Gatson in his studio, 2020, Brooklyn, NY
(Photo credit: Jason Mandella)

Rico Gatson (b. 1966 in Augusta, GA) received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Bethel College in 1989 and his Master of Fine Arts from Yale School of Art in 1991.

Recent solo exhibitions include Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY (forthcoming); “Wall to Wall: Rico Gatson,” Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL; “Rico Gatson: Recent Work,” Scott Miller Projects, Birmingham, AL; “Ghosts,” Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “Rico Gatson: Power Portraits,” Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN; “Bridge Projects: Rico Gatson: You are Light,” Children’s Museum of the Arts, New York, NY; “Smelling the Wind,” Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York, NY; “My Eyes Have Seen,” Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, NY; “Rico Gatson: 2007-2017,” The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; “Power Lines,” Samsøñ Projects, Boston, MA; and “Rico Gatson: When She Speaks,” Studio 10, Brooklyn, NY.

Recent group exhibitions include “Rico Gatson & Cydne Jasmin Coleby,” Galerie Julien Cadet, Paris, France (forthcoming); “Color Code,” McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; “Summer Drift,” Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “Light Play,” Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL; “The Grid and the Curve,” JTT, New York, NY; “Pattern Recognition” (curated by Amy Lincoln), Sperone Westwater, New York, NY; “GEOMETRIES” (curated by Damien Davis), Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art, New York, NY; “Singing in Unison” (curated by Phong Bui), Rail Curatorial Projects, New York, NY; “Cosmic Geometries,” The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space, New York, NY; “Annotations & Improvisations (curated by Kristen Becker), Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; and “Black American Portraits” (curated by Christine Y. Kim), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA.

His work is included in the collections of the Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL; Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN; Denver Art Museum, Denver CO; Kempner Museum, Kansas City, MO; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Malcolm X Institute, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN; Mead Art Museum, Amherst, MA; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN; Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, NC; Peter Norton Family Foundation, Santa Monica, CA; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; and the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.

He is the recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award for Visual Artists; Prized Pieces Video Award from the National Black Programming Consortium; Oil Bar Ltd. Award for Excellence in Sculpture from Yale School of Art, and the Pew Charitable Trust Graduate Fellowship.

Gatson lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.