Artist to Artist: Grayson Cox & Jomar Statkun (VIDEO)
The Schneider Museum of Art presents artists Grayson Cox (2020 VAST resident) and Jomar Statkun in conversation. This presentation was originally presented and recorded via Zoom on May 14, 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.
About Grayson Cox
Grayson Cox is a New York City based artist working in a variety of media, from painting and printmaking to photography and furniture-like sculpture. He was born in 1979 in Indianapolis, Indiana, received his BFA from Indiana University and spent two years living and working in Tokyo before moving to New York City in 2005. Grayson received his Masters of Fine Art from Columbia University in 2010. Grayson is the recipient of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Artistic innovation and collaboration grant, National Society of Arts & Letters Career Award, the Daisy Soros Prize, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Residency. He has exhibited in New York and internationally including the Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland; Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Tel Aviv, Israel; The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; The New Museum, New York; Elizabeth Foundation, New York; The Fisher Landau Center for Art, Queens, New York; Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY; The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, NY; and the Sculpture Center in Queens, NY.
Grayson’s most recent solo and two person exhibitions have been held at Pressure Club Gallery in Philadelphia, Gasser Grunert Gallery in New York, and Planthouse Gallery in New York. His shows have been reviewed in multiple publications including the New York Times, Art in America, Artnet.com and Time Out New York.
Grayson is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. More Information at graysoncox.com.
About Jomar Statkun
Jomar Statkun was born in Long Branch, New Jersey in 1972. His official/birth certificate name is Joseph Marino Statkun. It’s believed he was born in the same hospital as Bruce Springsteen. He grew up in a small town called Allentown (that’s Allentown, New Jersey, not Pennsylvania). He is a quarter Filipino, a quarter Chinese, a quarter Polish, and a quarter Lithuanian. His father used to be a missionary priest. Growing up, his greatest mentor was the cosmologist and geologian, Thomas Berry. In high school he had the school record for the 400 meter hurdles at 55.5 seconds. He loved to organize and invent games for his friends in the neighborhood where he grew up. He can play the theme song to E.T. on the piano. He was awarded the Esther B. and Albert S. Kahn award at Boston University where he received his MFA degree. He is a founding member of the project This Red Door. He has worked at Art Crating and Gagosian Gallery. He has been a professor at Columbia University and Pratt Institute, and has been a visiting artist at numerous institutions.
Jomar Statkun currently lives in New York. More information available at https://www.jomarstatkun.com/.