Taro Suzuki

Taro Suzuki has been showing his work since the 1970’s and credits being schooled by light show companies in the 60’s for giving him an affinity for assaultive color. At 13 he did the liquid projections for the first Grateful Dead concert in New York City. While he was lead singer for the punk band "Youthinasia," he gained notoriety for his light installations. Harnessing the power of questions and contrasts in traditional optics, he has used painting and sculpture to further pursue his interest in visual dissonance. A two-time Pollock-Krasner Grant recipient, Taro Suzuki's works have been exhibited at MoMA, NY and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

Press: The New Yorker

CC: Taro Suzuki in conversation with Mary Heilmann and friends