Halsey Rodman

BA, College of Creative Studies at UCSB

Halsey Rodman is a visual artist who lives and works in New York City. His 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. Halsey 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.” Halsey draws inspiration from wide-ranging sources, from the Pink Panther to Lacan to Kafka.

Halsey received his BFA in sculpture from The College of Creative Studies at UCSB and his MFA from Columbia University. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally at venues including Guild & Greyshkul (NY), The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, and in collaboration with the SFBC, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE). Recent shows include a solo presentation at Arte Portugal 10 (Lisbon) and group exhibitions at Laurel Gitlen (NY) and Sue Scott Gallery (NY). Forthcoming projects include a new commission from Art In General (NY) and a solo exhibition at Soloway (Brooklyn).