Halsey Rodman

Adjunct Instructor

Halsey Rodman’s work proposes a consensual and liberating encounter with objects by rendering apparent the radical instability of their forms. Though appearing disparate and sometimes improvised, his work is conceived and executed using specific structural, performative, and/or temporal frameworks. Rodman often integrates gestural painting, diagrammatic drawing, and intense color with sculptural and architectural constructions. He has collaborated with others to realize “event-based group figurative sculptures.” Rodman draws inspiration from wide-ranging sources, from the Pink Panther to Lacan to Virginia Woolf and Samuel R. Delany. Rodman received his BA in sculpture from The College of Creative Studies at UCSB and his MFA from Columbia University and has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally at venues including Kansas Gallery (NYC), Soloway (Brooklyn), Guild & Greyshkul (NY), The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, and, in collaboration with the SFBC, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE). His project Gradually / We Became Aware / Of a Hum in the Room is currently on long-term view at High Desert Test Sites (Joshua Tree, CA). Mr. Rodman is the co-chair of sculpture at Bard MFA and a critic in the Painting/Printmaking MFA at the Yale University School of Art.

Eyes in Head, Head in Cave, Cave in Mountain, 2016, polymer emulsion on paper, magnets, 46” W x 70” H
Eyes in Head, Head in Cave, Cave in Mountain, 2016, polymer emulsion on paper, magnets, 46” W x 70” H


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