The Institute of Contemporary Art and the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania present a lecture by Richard Rezac, an artist who has been primarily making object-sculptures, essentially abstract in form, since the mid-1980s.
Rezac (b. 1952, lives and works in Chicago) makes sculpture reliant on a deliberative process with each work, which allows for ongoing re-definition, however subtle. All of his sculpture has originated from drawing with the aim of synthesis and simplification.
Richard Rezac has received the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the Rome Prize Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, among others. Since 2000, he has had twenty solo exhibitions, including at the Portland Art Museum, Oregon; Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago; Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin; Feature Inc., New York; Marc Foxx, Los Angeles; and James Harris Gallery, Seattle. His sculpture is in the collections of The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Dallas Museum of Art, Portland Art Museum, Detroit Institute of Art, and the Yale University Art Gallery, among others. He is the Adjunct Full Professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in both the Painting and Sculpture departments.