Jason Rhoades


Jason Fayette Rhoades (July 9, 1965 - August 1, 2006) was an American installation artist. Better known in Europe, where he exhibited regularly for the last twelve years of his life, Rhoades was celebrated for his combination dinner party/exhibitions that feature violet neon signs (a form of word art) and his large scale sculptural installations inspired by his rural upbringing in Northern California and Los Angeles car culture. His work often incorporates building materials and found objects assembled with "humor and conceptual rigor." He was known for by-passing conventional ideas of taste and political correctness in his pursuit of the creative drive.

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Known for his large-scale installations that were included in the 1995 and 1997 Whitney Biennials as well as the 1997 and 1999 Venice Biennales; he received his MFA from UCLA, and was an undergraduate at the San Francisco Art Institute 1985-1988.

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Artist, conceptual artist, installation artist, sculptor

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Jason Rhoades, Jason Fayette Rhoades

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