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Ronald M. Gonzalez


Department of Art and Design


Ronald Mario Gonzalez is a contemporary sculptor and installation artist known for generating innovative bodies of work that explore the intersection between found objects and figuration. At the core of the artist's practice is a complex fusion of time worn and abject materials that blend personal memories with an archaeology of past objects into proliferations of mournful and evocative heads, figures, and assemblages. Since the mid-seventies the artist has created elegiac sculptures and installations that are embodiments of mortality, memory, and survival combining elements of both assemblage and bricolage, remaking dated leftovers at hand in a process of dissolution and renewal. Always working in anthropomorphized serial form, the works feature permutations of materials, scale, color, and texture, giving degraded materials human status and presence through improvisation and craft. Gonzalez’s restless investigation of animating materials has produced a disquieting sculptural universe with expressive distressed elements that serve as an existential grounding for representing the human condition.

His work has been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D C. De Cordova Museum & Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA. Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA. The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS. Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MI. Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY. Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, NY. Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, LA. Allan Stone Gallery, NY. Salina Art Center, KS. Jonathan Levine Projects, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ. Intar Gallery, NY. Anthony Brunelli Gallery, Binghamton, NY, The Hudson Walker Gallery of Art, Provincetown, MA. Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva NY, SOFA Art Fair, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY. Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC. Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame, IN. Atlanta College of Art, GA. Gallery 24, Berlin, Cavin Morris Gallery, NY, Alternative Museum, NY. V23 Gallery, London UK, Institute Cultural Peruano Norte Americano, Lima, Peru. Capro Nason Gallery, Santa Monica, California, Art Omi, Ghent, N.Y. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. Toon Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Muse De Arte Modern, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Galerie Protégé, NY Galerija SULUJ, Belgrade, Serbia, Menier Gallery, London UK, Czong Institute of Contemporary Art, Gimpo-Si, Gyeonggi- do, South Korea, Art Basel Scope, Miami, Fl., Space Millepiani, Rome, Italy, Littlepedia, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angles, Ca. Art in Embassies, Benin, Africa, Guerrilla Zoo, Newspeak House, London UK, George Billis Gallery, NY. Sculpture Fields of Nova’s Art. Bridgehampton, NY. Superchief Gallery, NY. Ovalo Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico. Primo Piano Special Projects, Palmieri Foundation, Lecce, Italy, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, India, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts Kunsthalle, Beacon, New York.


  • BA, Binghamton University

Research Interests

  • Chancellor

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