Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts

John Henry Blatter

Richmond, VA
March 1 - May 31, 2008
Sonic Installation

The idea of art as experience is a large part of John Henry Blatter's work. He uses various forms of video and sound to create pieces as intimate as family photos and as public as virtual gardens to invite viewer participation. While the content and imagery of Blatter's work is often personal, the experiences behind them remain universal. He explores topics ranging from the struggle to define and understand self-identity to anxieties and fears of how others perceive us. The artist earned his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BFA from the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. He has exhibited internationally with solo and group shows at venues such as the Columbus Museum of Art (Columbus, OH), the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts (Wilmington DE), Marmara University (Istanbul, Turkey) and The Custard Factory (Birmingham, England). Blatter's awards and honors include two Scope Emerging Artist Grants from the Scope Art Foundation, a Residency Grant from the Vermont Studio Center and Jacob Javits Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education.

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John Henry Blatter


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