Park McArthur (American, born 1984) creates work that varies materially and formally and often engages critiques of autonomy through the ready-made. The artist is interested in dependency in its many instantiations, but particularly under the guidance and instruction of debility and disability. McArthur’s works often take the form of sculptures and installations that are conceptually driven and made of utilitarian objects.
McArthur has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Chisenhale Gallery, London; and Yale Union, Portland, Oregon. McArthur has participated in group exhibitions at Secession, Vienna; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Jewish Museum, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; tWalker Art Center, Minneapolis among others. With Constantina Zavitsanos, McArthur has presented work in group exhibitions and co-published articles in Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory as well as Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility, an anthology edited by Tourmaline, Johanna Burton, and Eric Stanley. With Jennifer Burris, McArthur co-organized Beverly Buchanan–Ruins and Rituals, a 30-year survey of Beverly Buchanan’s work which opened at the Sackler Center of Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum (2016-2017) and traveled to the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta (2017). Born in North Carolina and currently living in New York, McArthur will be the third Tepper Family Chair in Art & Design at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University starting Fall 2019.
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Presented with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Visiting Artists Program