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Ron Rocco, American artist. Founder, director Ithaca Artists Cooperative, 1977-1980; public commissions New Jersey Light Rail Project, West Avenue Station, 1997. Member American Civil Liberties Union, Film/Video Arts, American Association Museum.

Background

Rocco, Ron was born on November 21, 1953 in Fort Hood, Texas, United States. Son of Raymond Anthony and Dorothy Ann (D'Angelo) Rocco.

Education

Student, Fordham University, 1972. Bachelor of Fine Arts, State University of New York, Purchase, 1976. Master of Science in Visual Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Advanced Visual Studies, 1983.

Career

Artist-in-residence Experimental television Center, Owego, New York, since 1982. Guest lecturer, artist-in-residence The Banff (Alberta, Canada) Center, 1987. Artist-in-residence Kunstlerhaus Bethanian, Berlin, 1991.

Artist-in-residence inter. studio program Kunst and Complex, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1993. Guest lecturer various universities, 1977-1990. Member United Nations International Conference on Communication Technology and Traditional Cultures, New York City, 1983.

Board directors Art & Science Collaborations, Inc.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Performance at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, 1983. Works exhibited: Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, New York, 1976, The Showing Room, New York City, 1979, IV Biennale Internazionale Dantesca, Ravenna, Italy, 1979, The Ithaca Festival, New York, 1979, Gallery Danielli, Toronto, Canada, 1981, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 1981, The Fifth Floor Studio, New York City, 1981, Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Ithaca, 1981, The Asia Society, New York City, 1985, Video Image Invitational, Foundation Georgio Ronchi, Capri, Italy. Bronx Museum Art, New York, 1985.

      International Exhibit of Computer Art Forms, Kortijk, Belgium, 1986, Process Status 1 Museum/Museum of Modern Art Incorporated, New York York City, 1987, Foundation Artgarden, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1989, The Katonah (New York ) Museum Art, 1990, The Brooklyn Museum, 1990, Fundacao Rocha, Fortalesca, Brazil, 1991, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 1991, Amerika Haus, Berlin, 1992, Rotunda Gallery, New York City, 1996, Neuberger Museum Art, Purchase, New York, 1996, Warehouse Galerie, Amsterdam, 1993, ISEA95/Internat. Exhibition Electronic Art, Montreal, 1995, Sylvia White Gallery, New York City, 1996, The Brooklyn Museum, 1997, List Center Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1997, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, New York City, 1998, University Massachusetts, Lowell, 1999, Campo and Campo, Antwerp, Belgium, 1999, Galerie Volcker and Freunde, Berlin, Germany, 2000, Islip Art Museum, New York, 2000, Collaborative Concepts, Beacon, New York, 2001, ABC November RIO and Hudson Guild, New York City, 2001, Galerie Volcker & Freunde, Berlin, 2002, Scope Art, New York, 2004, Hudson Guild, New York City, 2004, Brklyn. Public Library.

      , 2004. Artistic director Laser Sculpture/Dance, 1981. Producer, director Zaroff's Tale, 1983 (New York State Council on Arts grantee).

      Co-director, collaborator Buddah Meets Einstein at the Great Wall, 1985 (National Endowment Arts award). Collaborator, sculptor Light and Sound Sphere Study, 1986 (New York State Council on Arts grantee). Collaborator Communicating Vessels, 1998 (sponsors: CBK/Centrum Bildende Kunst, Rotterdam and Netherlands Consul to N. American).

Membership

Founder, director Ithaca Artists Cooperative, 1977-1980. Public commissions New Jersey Light Rail Project, West Avenue Station, 1997. Member American Civil Liberties Union, Film/Video Arts, American Association Museum.

Connections

father:
Raymond Anthony Rocco

mother:
Dorothy Ann (D'Angelo) Rocco