Ross Bleckner

Ross Bleckner
Bleckner in May 2009
Born(1949-05-12) May 12, 1949 (age 68)
New York City
EducationNew York University
California Institute of the Arts
Known forPainting


Ross Bleckner (given birth to Might 12, 1949) can be an American musician. He presently lives and functions in NEW YORK. In 1965 a viewing from the Responsive Eyesight, the initial exhibit he ever saw, produced a huge effect on him. He made a decision to become an musician and continued to review with Sol LeWitt and Chuck Close during his period at NY College or university where, in 1971, he graduated using a BA. Then continued to gain an MFA through the California Institute from the Arts in 1973. “‘I always definitely thought there is a notable difference between being truly a youthful artist and a significant youthful artist,'”

Life and work

He was created in NEW YORK and was raised in Hewlett, L.We. In 1974, when Bleckner relocated back to NY, he moved right into a Tribeca loft building. Three from the flooring were rented towards the painter Julian Schnabel and from 1977 to 1983 the Mudd Golf club, a nightclub frequented by music artists and artists, is at the same building. In 2004 Bleckner offered the building. He kept his first single exhibition in 1975 at Cunningham Ward Gallery in NY. After that In 1979 he started what was to become very long association with Mary Boone Gallery in NY. In 1981 Bleckner fulfilled Thomas Ammann, who was simply an important Swiss art seller who continued to get Bleckner's work.Since either the 1980s or 1990s as an openly gay designer, his art continues to be largely a study of change, reduction, and memory space, often addressing the main topic of Helps. Mr. Bleckner uses symbolic imagery instead of immediate representation, and his function is aesthetically elusive, with forms that continuously change concentrate. While a lot of Bleckner's function can be split into unique organizations or series with motifs repeated from painting to painting, he's also in the habit of redeploying and merging old motifs.In 1993, Bleckner bought Truman Capote’s contemporary beach house on the five-acre property in Sagaponack, NY for $800,000, after that owned by THE TYPE Conservancy. Over twenty years and two main renovations, he doubled the house's size, and experienced a coordinating 1,900 square-foot studio room built with an adjoining field.


In 1995, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum acquired a significant retrospective of his functions in the last 2 decades of exhibitions at acclaimed establishments such as SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Museum of Contemporary Artwork, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, as well as the Carnegie Museum of Artwork.


Functions by the musician are held in series all over the world including [1] Museum of Contemporary Artwork, NY, Museum of Modern Artwork, LA, Collezione Maramotti Italy, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Contemporary Artwork Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, as well as the Whitney Museum of American Artwork, NY.


Through his philanthropic efforts, Ross Bleckner has enabled many community organizations to execute their vital function. He is around the table of Helps Community Research Effort of America (ACRIA), a nonprofit community-based AIDS study and treatment education middle. Bleckner happens to be a Clinical Teacher of Studio Artwork at NY University's Steinhardt College of Tradition, Education, and Human being Development. IN-MAY 2009 he was granted the name of Goodwill Ambassador from the US. He was the 1st fine artist to get the position. Later on that 12 months Ross Bleckner travelled to Gulu, Uganda to utilize former children troops and abductees. Collectively the kids and Bleckner produced portraits and paintings, that have been offered at a US advantage and through his exhibition, Welcome to Gulu, at Lehmann Maupin Gallery. Proceeds elevated were used to assist to UN's work to stop human being trafficking in Uganda.