Tony Tasset is an American multimedia artist, best known for his large-scale public sculptures that invoke viewers to engage and experience artist’s intentional connections between the given subject and themselves.
Tasset was born in Cincinnati in 1960, where he received his BFA at the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 1983 and his MFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1985.
Tony Tasset works with video, photography, bronze, wax, fiberglass, film and even taxidermy. His work, employing wisdom and wit, continuously contends with the trappings of modernism, postmodern theory, pop culture and the universal human emotions associated with love, loss, frailty and beauty.
Tony Tasset’s Artists Monument was in the 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Tasset’s select recent exhibitions and works include Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY, Kavi Gupta Berlin, Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City, Boca Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL and MANA Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ, the Rochester Art Center, Rochester, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, ICA, Boston, MA, and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.
Tasset currently resides in Chicago, Illinois and is represented by Kavi Gupta of Chicago and Berlin.