In conjunction with Skip Arnold’s exhibition Truffle Hunt, guest curator Robert Greene and Arnold will discuss how space and the artist’s body factor into Arnold’s oeuvre of video and performance.
For over 30 years, Skip Arnold (b. 1957, Binghamton, NY) has been an important fixture of Los Angeles’s artistic community. Known for confrontational videos and durational performances in which he faces danger or pushes his body to its physical limits, Arnold is both the author and the artwork itself. Skip Arnold was born in Binghamton, NY in 1957 and is now based in Marseille, France. After completing a BFA from State University College in Buffalo, Arnold relocated to Los Angeles, where he received an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles, and created and conceived a great deal of his work. He was featured in the landmark Getty Museum survey exhibition California Video (2008; curated by Glenn Phillips), and has had solo exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Louisiana Museum of Art, Denmark; Kunsthalle Wien, Germany; and Exit Art, New York. Arnold is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant, an Art Matters Fellowship, and a Brody Arts Foundation Fellowship for Performance. For 20 years, he was a faculty member and lecturer at institutions including Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and L’École nationale supérieure d'arts de Paris-Cergy, France.
Robert Greene directed Greene Exhibitions (formerly Greene Park Gallery) in Hollywood and Culver City from 2010 to 2016. In addition to solo presentations for York Chang, Peter Wu, Norman Zammitt, and Juliana Paciulli, he organized the group exhibitions Charnel House Scraps (2010), Drawings|Fridges (2015), and UTAHTIES 2016 at CUAC, Salt Lake City (2016). He lives and works in Los Angeles.