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Oscar Tuazon

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Oscar Tuazon is an interdisciplinary artist who uses natural and industrial materials to create sculptures and installations that refer to minimalist sculpture, extreme do-it-yourself aesthetics, and vernacular architecture. Drawing on his long-standing interest in how the built environment is redefined through the act of inhabitation, Tuazon frequently uses wood, concrete, glass, steel, light fixtures, and piping to create his structures and installations, responding directly to the sites in which they are presented. Tuazon’s approach is informed by his training in architecture, urban studies, and studio art from the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program and Cooper Union School of Architecture, both in New York. His work has been exhibited widely across the United States and Europe, with recent solo presentations at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, East Lansing; Luhring Augustine, New York; Skulptur Projekte Münster; Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and Place Vendôme, Paris.

Born 1975, Seattle, United States; lives and works in Los Angeles, United States