Tony Tasset

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Tony Tasset

Tony Tasset is an American multimedia artist. His works consists mainly of video, bronze, wax, sculpture, photography, film, and taxidermy. [1] He has exhibitions that can be seen in Dallas, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Germany, Canada, Portugal, Italy, Ecuador, and London. [2] [3]


Tasset was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. [4] He received his BFA from The Art Academy of Cincinnati, and his MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1985). In 1986, 13 pieces of his art were purchased by two New York art dealers at the Chicago Art Expo. [2] Tasset received an Award in Visual Arts along with $15,000 cash in 1989. [5] He was also awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2006 and The Louis Comfort Tiffany Award. [6] He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois and is represented by Kavi Gupta of Chicago and Berlin. [7] He is an art professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is married to the painter Judy Ledgerwood. [8]

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  1. N p. Tony Tasset. Museum of Contemporary Photography. 2001. Web. 9 October 2009.
  2. 1 2 Lautman, Victoria, “Artists in Demand-Starving They’re not. In fact, These Young Artists Can’t Work Fast enough to please their Patrons.” Chicago Tribune May 4, 1988. Web. 13 October 2009.
  3. N.p. Tony Tasset, Professor of Studio Arts. UIC School of Art and Design. 2008. Web. 9 October 2009.
  4. "Eye, 2007". Laumeier Sculpture Park. Archived from the original on 14 August 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
  5. Artner, Alan G., “Tasset Approval_Chicago Sculptor Wins $15,000 for his works.” Chicago Tribune. October 12, 1989. Web. 13 October 2009
  6. N.p. “2006 Guggenheim Fellows Announced.” Artforum. 12 April 2006. Web. 13 October 2009
  8. N.p. Tony Tasset, Professor of Studio Arts. UIC School of Art and Design. 2008. Web. 9 October 2009
  9. Tony Tasset at the Renaissance Society