ARTHUR GANSON (USA, Connecticut, Hartford b. 1955 / act: Massachusetts, Somerville)
Arthur Ganson is a renowned kinetic sculptor. He was born in 1955 in Hartford, Connecticut, MA. He received a BFA Sculpture from the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH (1978). He took residencies at the following educational institutions: Pong 96: A Festival of Art and Technology, Brown University (1996); Second Wednesdays Performance Series, The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA (2000); Artist-in-Residence, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT, Connecticut, MA (1995-1999); Osher Fellowship, The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA (2001); Haystack School of Crafts, Deer Isle, MA (2002); and Technology Entertainment and Design - TED, Monterrey, CA (2004). He received the following awards: Risorgimento Award from Destination ImagiNation, Inc., Cherry Hill, NJ (2000); and Distinguished Alumni Award, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH (2000).
Arthur Ganson presented the following personal exhibitions: Machines, Buckingham Browne and Nichols School, Cambridge, MA (1993); Diverse Machinery, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA (1993); Bridge III, The Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh, PA (1994); Mechanical e.motions @ mit.edu, Compton Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT, Boston, MA (1994); Machines, Ricco Maresca Gallery, Manhattan, NY (1998); Scudder Gallery, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH (2000); Thoughtful Mechanisms: The Lyrical Engineering of Arthur Ganson, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (2000); Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN (2001); The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA (2001); Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL (2001); Engineered Empathy, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI (2002); Artful Mechanisms: The Kinetic Sculpture of Arthur Ganson, Museum, Pittsfield, MA (2002); Machines and Mechanism: Kinetic Sculpture by Arthur Ganson, McColl Center for the Arts, Charlotte, NC (2002); Ambiguous Machines: The Kinetic Sculpture of Arthur Ganson, Groton School, Groton, MA (2006); A Few Machines, Tower Hill School, Wilmington, DE (2007); Dreaming the Machine, Carl Drerup Art Gallery, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, MA (2007); Machines Contemplating Time, Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, ME (2008); Barton Art Galleries , Barton College, Wilson, NC (2009); University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, Austin, TX (2009); Center for Community Programs, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME (2009); Don Harrington Discovery Center, Amarillo, TX (2009). § He also took part in the following group exhibitions: Fused: Art, Science and Industry, Cape Cod Community College, W. Barnstable, MA (1994); A Diversity of Motion, Milton Academy, Milton, MA (1994); Gestural Engineering, MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA (1995); Strokes of Genius, Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA (1995); On the Move, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA (1996); Spinning Wheels and Whirling Wheels, The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT (1998); Innovations in Motion, The Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT (1998); Kabinett der Mechanik, Technorama, Winterthur, Switzerland (1999); Popular Science, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston (1999); Ex Machina, Connecticut College, New London, CT (1999); Electroland, Oni Gallery, Boston, MA (2001); Kites, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA (2001); Sitelines: Art on Main, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA (2002); Handmade Machines (and Past Lives Too), Holderness School, Plymouth, NH (2002); The Ballad of Wires and Hands, New Art Center, Newtonville, MA (2003); Great Buys: Museum Purchases, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA (2006); Humana ex Machina, Main Art Gallery, Cal State University, Fullerton, CA (2007); PhantasieMechanik: Story Telling Machines, Phaeno, Wolfsburg, Germany (2008); Move Me: Kineticism in Art, Stonehill College, Easton, MA (2008); Labyrinth: Freiheit, The 2009 regional Exhibition in the Franzensfeste Fortress, Bolzano, Italy (2009); Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria (2009).
Arthur Ganson currently lives and works in Somerville, Massachusetts.