Animate Art! | Robert Pruitt

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 6:30pm

Robert Pruitt in conversation with Karen Beckman

Robert Pruitt is an artist living and working in Houston TX. He makes drawings and sculptures about the complexity of black identity by combining contrasting signs and imagery of disparate Black influences and aesthetics. He layers Science Fiction, Hip Hop, comic books, and black political and social struggles into layered portraits of his friends and community. Pruitt has exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Studio Museum Harlem, the 2006 Whitney Biennial and various other museums and artists spaces. He is also a founding member of the artist collective Otabenga Jones & Associates.

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This event is co-sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania's Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Program in Contemporary Art, the Department of the History of Art, the Program in Cinema Studies, and the Provost’s Interdisciplinary Arts Fund.


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