Ron Rocco

Berlin, Germany: 0176.67.09.24.91

Brooklyn, New York: 718-577-1405




HONORS AND AWARDS

2003

New York Foundation for the Arts,
Award in Printmaking.

1998

CBK Centrum Bildende Kunst, Rotterdam and The Netherlands Consul to North America,
with Arnold Schalks for Communicating Vessels.

1989

The Netherland-America Foundation, under the Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet
The Waterline Project.

The Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts.

Art Matters Foundation.

New York Foundation for the Arts,
Award in Sculpture.

1985

New York State Council on the Arts, Individual Artist Program,
Sponsored Projects.

1984

National Endowment for the Arts, Interdisciplinary Arts Program,
with the Mel Wong Dance Co.

1982

New York State Council on the Arts, Individual Artist Program,
Sponsored Projects.

1977-79

National Endowment for the Arts, Expansion Arts Program
Festival Ithaca Projects.

1977

The Creative and Performing Arts Council of Cornell University,
Award in Sculpture.

1976

The Sculpture Award of the Ithaca Art Association.
 
 



SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES

 

2010

{CTS} creative thriftshop @ Dam Stuhltrager Gallery, Brooklyn, New York.
Shake Up! an installation by Ron Rocco

2004

Hudson Guild, New York, New York.
Freizeit

Brooklyn Public Library /Business and Law Branch, Brooklyn, New York.
Structures of Detention

2002

Galerie Volcker & Freunde, Berlin, Germany.
Sackgasse /Dead End

1999

University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Massachusetts.
Collected Visions

1993

Warehouse Galerie, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Private Parts

1991

Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany.
The Berlin Project.

Amerika Haus, Berlin, Germany.
The Berlin Project.

1989

Foundation Artgarden, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Sculpture: The Waterline Project.

1987

P.S.1 /Museum of Modern Art, Long.Island.City., N.Y.
Sculpture: Special Projects.

1983

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, N.Y., N.Y.
Performance: Zaroff's Tale.

1979

Gallery Danielli, Toronto, Canada.
Ron Rocco: New Sculpture.

Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Ithaca , New York
Meketra Installation

1976

Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, N.Y.
Sculpture
 



SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES

2009

Scope Art Fair /CTS Gallery. Miami, Florida
POW Series, Autograph

TINA B. - The Prague Contemporary Art Festival. Prague, Czech Republic
Bloody State

Slick Paris Art Fair /CTS Gallery. Paris, France
POW Series

BOFFO - Object Affection Exhibition. Brooklyn, New York
Bail Out installation

Scope Art Fair /CTS Gallery. Basel, Switzerland
Bloody State

2008

IPCNY /International Print Center, New York.
Under the Umbrella of Homeland Security

ArtForum 2008 Berlin, Germany. Pierogi Gallery:
Miami Postures

Supermarkt 2.0, Berlin, Germany.
Shipwrecked

Berliner Liste 2008, Berlin, Germany. Wolfram Völcker Fine Art:
American Flag Camouflage

2007

Supermarkt 2.0, Berlin, Germany.
Amerika

Berliner Liste 2007, Berlin, Germany. Galerie Völcker & Freunde:
Bloody State

Artnews Projects, Berlin, Germany.
Pierogi Flatfiles

2006

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, N.J.
Among the Trees

Kunst & Complex, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
25 years

Viktoriapark Breweri, Berlin, Germany.
Crossings

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazanovia, NY
StarBlind

2004

Rockland Center for the Arts, W.Nyack, New York.
Digital and Beyond

Scope /New York, New York, New York.
Galerie Völcker & Freunde

2001

Collaborative Concepts, Beacon, New York.
Inaugural Invitational

ABC NO RIO and The Hudson Guild, New York, New York.
The Politics of Racism

Block Artspace Kansas City, Missouri.
Pierogi 2000 Flatfiles

2000

Islip Art Museum/Anthony Giordano Gallery, Islip, New York.
Urban Nature

Galerie Völcker & Freunde, Berlin, Germany.
The Berlin Diary

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco and POST Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
Pierogi 2000 Flatfiles

1999

Campo & Campo, Antwerp, Belgium.
Twenty-six American Artists.

Galerie Völcker & Freunde, Berlin, Germany.
Carriage Return /Junge Künstler zum Thema
Computer, Kommunilation und Dynamik.

Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, The University of the Arts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Pierogi 2000 Flatfiles

1998

Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York
Communicating Vessels
Weatherspoon Art Gallery Greensboro, North Carolina.

Pierogi 2000 Flatfiles

Kunstlerhaus Vienna, Austria.
Pierogi 2000 Flatfiles

Vassar College Poughkeepsie, and Bard College Rheinbeck, New York.
Pierogi 2000 Flatfiles

1997

Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York. Pierogi 2000
Flatfiles at Current Undercurrent:
Working in Brooklyn

The Herbert and Vera List Center at M.I.T. Cambridge, Massachusetts.
PORT/Navigating Digital Culture

Gasworks-London, and Cornerhouse-Manchester, England.
Pierogi 2000 Flatfiles

1996

Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, New York.
Luminous Bodies

Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York.
25 years of Visual Arts at Purchase

Sylvia White Gallery, New York, New York.
Reality Check: Cultural Questions and Political Commentaries

1995

ISEA95 Montreal, International Exhibition of Electronic Art.
Andro-media

1992

Galerie Schoen+Nalepa, Berlin, Germany.
Aktuelle Strömungen

1991

Fundaçao Demócrito Rocha, Fortalesca, Brazil.
Exposiçao Internacional de Escúlturas Efêmeras

1990

The Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, N.Y.
The Technological Muse.

The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, N.Y. Installation:
The Horizon is Nothing More than the Limit of Our Sight.

1989

The University Art Gallery, S.U.N.Y. at Albany, N.Y.
NYFA Fellows: Sculpture.

1987

Brooklyn Art and Cultural Assoc., Brooklyn, N.Y.
A Warning to My Friends.

P.S.1 /Institute for Art and Urban Resources, N.Y., N.Y.
Sculpture: Special Projects.

The Banff Center, Alberta, Canada
Installation for the Visualization of Sound.

1986

CAD/CAM International Exhibition of Computer Artforms, Kortijk, Belgium.
Time Studies for Modern Dance.

Cathedral of St.John the Divine, N.Y., N.Y.
The Visualization of Sound: Light Sphere with The Harmonic Choir.

1985

The Asia Society, N.Y., N.Y.
Buddha Meets Einstein at the Great Wall.

The Video Image Invitational, Foundation Georgio Ronchi, Capri, Italy.
Time Studies for Modern Dance.

The Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, N.Y.
The Artist and the Computer.

1983

United Nations, N.Y., N.Y. Performance:
A String Form for Binding Nations.

Center for Advanced Visual Study at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Ma.
Installation: Andromedia 1.

1981

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
Mini-ParapPerform-Actions: Zaroff’s Tale

Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Ithaca, New York.
A Week of Performance Art: Laser Sculpture Dance

The Fifth Floor Studio, New York, New York.
Laser Sculpture Dance

1979

The Showing Room, New York, New York,
Performance Sculpture Installation: Raw Data for the I.V.

IV Biennale Internazionale Dantesca, Ravenna, Italy.
Small Sculpture

The First Festival Ithaca, Ithaca, New York.
The Altair Installation

1978

Middendorf /Lane Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Selected Sculptures

1975

Roy R. Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York.
Installation: Untitled One
 



EDUCATION

1983

Center for Advanced Visual Study at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Cambridge, Ma. Master of Science in Visual Studies Candidate.

1976

State University of New York, College at Purchase, N.Y. Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.

1972

Fordham University, Bronx, N.Y. Bachelor of Science Candidate
 



APPOINTMENTS AND COMMISSIONS

1997

Art work selected for commission as part of the New Jersey Transit
Hudson-Bergen Light Rail station at West Avenue Jersey City, N.J.

1996

Selected for sculpture commission as part of the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority
LIRR Rail station at Long Beach, N.Y.

1996-01

Appointed Board of Director
ASCI/Art and Science Collaborations. N.Y., N.Y.

1993

Artist-in-Residence
International Studio Program at KUNST & COMPLEX. Rotterdam, Netherlands.
 

1991

Guest Artist
International Studio Program at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany.
The Berlin Project aquired for the Photography Collection of the Berlinische Galerie - Berlin, Germany
 

1990

Sculpture selected for purchase as part of the Washington State Art Commission
Art in Public Schools Program. Seattle, WA.

1990-77

Guest Lecturer,
S.U.N.Y. Albany, N.Y.; Harvard University Cambridge, Ma.;
Columbia University, N.Y., N.Y.; Cornell University Ithaca, N.Y.

1987

Resident Artist,
The Banff Center, Alberta, Canada.

1982-01

Resident Video Artist,
The Experimental T.V. Center, Owego, N.Y.

1979-77

Founder/Director,
The Ithaca Artists Cooperative, Ithaca, New York.
 



SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

The New York Times Arts & Entertainment April 22, 2001
Inaugural Invitational at Collaborative Concepts, Beacon, New York

Warehouse Galerie, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ron Rocco Private Parts - Rotterdam 1993

Leonardo Magazine, Vol.26 #4 1993
New Horizons: Notes on a Video Installation

Fundaçao Demócrito Rocha, Fortalesca, Brazil 1991.
Exposiçao Internacional de Escúlturas Efêmeras

Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Ron Rocco The Berlin Project 1991

Plus, Minus, Zero Brussel, Belgium Dec. 1991
Le Projet Berlin

Berliner Morgenpost, Dec.17, 1991
Kunst-Splitter: Amerika Haus

Brandenburg Kurier, Dec.13, 1991
Neue Ausstellung: Ron Rocco / The Berlin Project

The New York Times, Friday, Dec.28, 1990
Exhibition in Katonah: The Machine as Muse

The Danbury New Times, Vol.8/Issue 46 Nov.17, 1990
Art and Technology

The Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York 1990
The Technological Muse

The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York October 1990
Working in Brooklyn / Installations

The Phoenix, Brooklyn, New York August 9, 1990
Art Made in Brooklyn

New York Newsday, Tuesday, Aug.7, 1990
Installations with Twists of their Own

Greenline, Brooklyn, New York May 1990
"Celebration" - Artists Exhibit in Local Lofts

The Netherland-America Foundation, New York, New York
Annual Report 1989

Newark Star Ledger, April 26, 1987
Art: Morris Exhibit Interfaces Art and Modern Science

The Arizona Republic, Dimitri Drobatschewsky Nov.22, 1986
East meets West

Beaux Arts Magazine, No.26 Juil/Aout 1985
Video a Capri

The New York Times, Monday April 4, 1985
Art from All Corners: Buddah Meets Einstein

The Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
Annual Report 1983

The New York Times, Tuesday, Sept.6, 1983
Suspense Story

The New York Times, May 26, 1981
Ron Rocco/Laser Sculpture Dance

High Performance Magazine, Issue 17-18/Vol.5 #1 Summer 1982
Ron Rocco/Laser Sculpture Dance 1981

Edizioni del Centro Dantesco, Ravenna, Italy Ottobre 1979
L’Inferno di Dante e dell ‘Uomo Moderno

The Times Gazette, Ithaca, New York March 11, 1978.
Inside Art: New Ithaca Gallery Shows Two Sculptors

The Times Gazette, Ithaca, New York April 14, 1977.
Art Ron Rocco: Physically Sound
 

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