Tasset, Tony

The Chicago-based, multi-media artist talks about his work’s relationship to the history of Conceptual Art, and shares his personal experiences getting started in public art and making art that will get you noticed.

“How do you get noticed? And there’s something about public art that it’s very egalitarian, very democratic. You really have to make art for the people.”

Tasset received his BFA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati and his MFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. He is currently a University Scholar at the University of Illinois, Chicago where he is also the Associate Director of Studio Arts. Exhibitions of the artist’s work have been held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; and Camerawork, London, among others. Tasset was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and was the recipient of The Louis Comfort Tiffany Award. In 2010, the artist’s work entitled, Eye, was exhibited in Chicago’s Pritzker Park as the inaugural installation for Chicago Loop Alliances’ “Art Loop” initiative.