Richard Dupont

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Artist CV

Richard Dupont (b 1968, New York City) is an American artist
whose work engages a wide variety of media including
sculpture, drawing, digital animation, painting, printmaking
and photography. Often, his work is presented in large
installations. An examination of the social implications of 21st
Century digital technologies informs much of his work, as does
an interest in perception

He received a BA (1991) from the Departments of Visual Art and
Art and Archeology at Princeton University.

His works are included in the collections of numerous
museums including The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), The
Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Fine Arts,
Boston, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum,
and The New York Public Library Print Collection among many
others. In 2014, he was the recipient of the Museum of Arts and
Design (MAD) Visionary Award.

Dupont’s multifaceted artistic practice includes installations,
sculptures, drawings, reliefs, animations and prints. Dupont’s
work draws from a variety of themes and references and
engages the Post digital in relation to the history of sculpture
and the Body art, Process art and Systems art movements of
the 1960s and 1970s.

Richard Dupont’s work draws from a variety of themes and
references and has been described as “post-digital” and
“post-internet”. His work references the Body art, Process art
and Systems art movements of the 1960s and 1970s. However,
he uses 3D digital models of bodies and objects rather than
things themselves. Dupont had his body scanned at a General
Dynamics facility on The Wright Patterson Air Force Base in
2004, and has been working from these images, translated into
both two and three dimensions, since then. An interest in the
implications of biometric technologies underpins much of his
work. Interested in the way we scrutinize ourselves; Dupont
sees his reproductions of the human figure as a way to
highlight the idea of “self-surveillance,” and to note the way in
which we map our lives through accumulating details.