Ryan Trecartin visits CCS

The College for Creative Studies was proud to host Ryan Trecartin, video art sensation, as he presented the exclusive premiere of â??Trillâ?ogy Compâ? (selections from his most recent body of work â??Any Everâ?) as a part of the Woodward Lecture Series. The lecture was followed by a Benefit Preview event inside Center Galleries on CCSâ??s Walter and Josephine Ford Campus, which showed Trecartin's head-spinning, lavishly colored video work. â??Ryan Trecartin is one of the most exciting contemporary artists working today,â? says Michelle Perron, director of Center Galleries and CCSâ??s Woodward Lecture Series. â??His use of video challenges current notions of what is beautiful and takes us into the mind of a true provocateur. We are thrilled that CCS had the opportunity to bring him here to inspire our students and other art enthusiasts. His work is a testament to the future of artistic practice.â? Based in Los Angeles, Trecartin's meteoric rise in the art world started after his participation in the 2006 Whitney Biennial; he went on to take part in the 2009 "Younger Than Jesus" exhibition at The New Museum, where he was lauded as the highlight of the show. In 2009 Trecartin was the recipient of the first Jack Wolgin Fine Art Prize, presented by the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadelphia, which recognizes the highest level of artistic excellence on an international level. In 2009 he received the Calvin Klein Collection New Artist of the Year Award at The First Annual Art Awards, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. He also received a Pew Fellowship in the Arts in 2009. â??Any Everâ? has been presented as solo exhibitions at MoMA PS1 (NewYork), the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, LA MOCA; The Power Plant (Toronto), MOCA North Miami, Istanbul Modern, and included in numerous recent biennials including Gwangju, Liverpool, Singapore and Thessaloniki.

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