Profile

Tony Tasset

Education


MFA, The School of the Art institute of Chicago
BFA, The Art Academy of Cincinnati


Contact


929 West Harrison Street, 106 Jefferson Hall

Tony Tasset has worked in a variety of styles and mediums including sculpture, photography, video and film. In the last few years he has created several large-scale permanent outdoor sculptures. His work deals with universal themes and emotions through common pictorial languages. To this end, he employs familiarity, humor, craft, sentiment, confession and shock. He makes iconic images about the current cultural moment from an individual perspective Tasset received his MFA from The School of the Art institute of Chicago and his BFA from The Art Academy of Cincinnati. Tasset is currently a University Scholar at The University of Illinois at Chicago; was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship; and received The Louis Comfort Tiffany Award. Tasset’s most recent exhibitions include “All Things Must Pass” at The Laumeier Art Museum and Sculpture Park, St Louis; “Sympathy for the Devil, Art and Rock and Roll since 1967” at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and “Into Me/ Out of Me” at MACRO, Rome. His work has been reviewed in The L Magazine and inArtforum.

Courses Taught


SPRING 2013
AD 203 - Topics in Drawing Studio I 33419: LEC / 33418: LAB
AD 304 - Advanced Topics in Drawing 33421: LEC / 33420: LAB
AD 342 - Topics in Sculpture 24887: LEC / 24886: LAB
AD 499 - Cooperative Education 18495: COP, by appointment
AD 500 - Art and Design Teaching Internship 29334: PR, by appointment
AD 531 - Advanced Studio Arts 18541: CNF, by appointment 18550: LAB, by appointment