2005 : Collective Portrait
In this project, Gary Simmons had the kids come up with a phrase that would work as their self-portrait and write it in chalk on individual blackboards. He then asked them to partially erase the sentences. This proved to be the most difficult, yet formative moment in the process. All the boards were arranged to form a long sentence that symbolically became a collective portrait of the entire group and were then turned into a billboard.
Collective Portrait was displayed in Chelsea (over The Park Restaurant, at 10th Avenue & 18th Street) in April 2005. It was exhibited again at the Bohen Foundation, New York, in May 2005, and outdoor in the Miami Design District during Art Basel Miami Beach in December 2005.Funding for this project has been provided in part by Target, and by Kartell USA. In-kind assistance has been provided by the Park Restaurant.
- New York City, New York, 1964
The School of Visual Arts, New York City, New York (BA)
The California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California (MA)
- New York City. New York
- Painting, murals, drawing, installation