Artist Tra Bouscaren is creating a multimedia artwork specifically constructed for the Lamar Studio in the Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts.
His immersive installation will open on September 12. Please join us at Building 15 for the opening reception on Wednesday, September 14, 5 – 7:30 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: September 12–December 9, 2022
Opening Reception: September 14, 5–7:30 p.m.
Artist Lecture: September 14, 3 p.m., Room 1513
All Events are free and open to the public.
Tra Bouscaren is an artist focused on American spectacle at the crossroads of waste culture and the surveillance state. His work has been featured at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, the National Museum of Art in Addis Ababa, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art in Seoul, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Victor I Fils Gallery in Madrid, Fort Mason Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Greenleaf Gallery in Los Angeles, San Diego Art Institute, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, and Lincoln Center in New York. In the fall of 2019, Bouscaren opened a solo exhibition at the Mattress Factory alongside permanent installations by Yayoi Kusama and James Turrell. In 2021, he was selected as an artist for the Florida Prize for Contemporary Art exhibition at the Orlando Museum of Art.
Bouscaren has presented and/or published his practice-based research at MOCA Tucson, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Stony Brook University Conference on Art and Philosophy, NPR Radio, Studies In Control Societies Journal, Ildo Lobo Center for Culture in Praia, the Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, and the CAA Conference in Los Angeles.
Bouscaren is currently Assistant Professor of Art and Digital Media Area Head at Florida State University. He has taught at the University of Arizona, the University of California at Santa Cruz, the University of Texas at El Paso, SUNY Buffalo, the University of Pennsylvania, and the National Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki.