Jason Rhoades

American, 1965–2006

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Jason Rhoades

American, 1965–2006

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Transgressing the boundaries of artistic convention and political correctness, Jason Rhoades made conceptual art that explored religion, consumerism, language, and art itself. His installations were room-sized, interactive assemblages of objects and neon lights, as well as multimedia embellishments that highlighted the artist’s process-oriented method. For his best-known and final installation, Black Pussy Soirée Cabaret Macramé (2006), Rhoades arranged piles of fabric, aluminum bookshelves, and Native American dream catchers beneath hanging neon lights spelling out euphemisms for female genitalia, which Rhoades had researched for many years and included in previous installations.

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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 8 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 4 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 4 more
Biography

Transgressing the boundaries of artistic convention and political correctness, Jason Rhoades made conceptual art that explored religion, consumerism, language, and art itself. His installations were room-sized, interactive assemblages of objects and neon lights, as well as multimedia embellishments that highlighted the artist’s process-oriented method. For his best-known and final installation, Black Pussy Soirée Cabaret Macramé (2006), Rhoades arranged piles of fabric, aluminum bookshelves, and Native American dream catchers beneath hanging neon lights spelling out euphemisms for female genitalia, which Rhoades had researched for many years and included in previous installations.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 8 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 4 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 4 more