Born in 1972, Los Angeles-based artist Edgar Arceneaux received a BFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and a MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia. In addition he’s participated in artist in residencies at Art Pace in San Antonio, TX, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, Project Row Houses in Houston and at the Fachhochschule Aachen in Germany. He’s had solo exhibitions at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, the Kitchen, NY, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects and The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York. His work has been included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial and California Biannual 2008. Arceneaux’s work resides in public collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Walker Art Center, Hammer Museum and Museum of Modern Art, New York. In 2011 Arceneaux currently has a solo shows at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Basel, Switzerland and in Spring 2012 will participate in “Marking Time”, the inaugural re-opening exhibition of the Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia. Arceneaux has received many prestigious awards including the United States Artists Award, William H. Johnson Award, Creative Capital, Joyce Foundation Award, American Center for the Arts, LEF Foundation Grant, the Pat Hearn Award, the California Community Foundation Individual Artists Award and the the 2012 REDCAT Award.
Since 1999 Arceneaux has been the Director of the Watts House Project, an artist driven neighborhood redevelopment project centered around the historic Watts Towers. Edgar cares about the relationship between the art and the social space and has committed his professional life to its exploration.
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