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Donald Moffett

American, b. 1955

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Donald Moffett

American, b. 1955

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Donald Moffett extends the traditional two-dimensional frame of the canvas, turning its flat plane into a rich ground for highly textured relief works and intricate constructions that incorporate video projections. Ranging from landscape and nature to politics and history, Moffett's subjects fuse poetry, humor, and provocation. “Sometimes you just need a hole, a smudge or an X,” Moffett explains, “and then at other times—you really need the whole hog.” Moffett explores an interest in the intersection of the ecstatic and the secular, using sound and light in conjunction with his paintings to create an ambiance more reminiscent of the Renaissance than the current world. Moffett is deeply engaged with contemporary gay rights issues, and has produced projects examining gay subculture and homosexuals in the military.

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MCA Chicago
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Artforum, and 3 more
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Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 2 more
Biography

Donald Moffett extends the traditional two-dimensional frame of the canvas, turning its flat plane into a rich ground for highly textured relief works and intricate constructions that incorporate video projections. Ranging from landscape and nature to politics and history, Moffett's subjects fuse poetry, humor, and provocation. “Sometimes you just need a hole, a smudge or an X,” Moffett explains, “and then at other times—you really need the whole hog.” Moffett explores an interest in the intersection of the ecstatic and the secular, using sound and light in conjunction with his paintings to create an ambiance more reminiscent of the Renaissance than the current world. Moffett is deeply engaged with contemporary gay rights issues, and has produced projects examining gay subculture and homosexuals in the military.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
MCA Chicago
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 2 more