Olivier Mosset at Tucson Museum of Art

14 October 2021 - 27 February 2022

Internationally renowned, Swiss-born, Tucson-based artist Olivier Mosset, born in 1944 in Bern, Switzerland, is known for his large-scale monochrome, reductive, and shaped paintings that challenge the notion of modernist authority and painting as a historical object, approaches linked to appropriation and geometric and conceptual abstraction. A member of the avant-garde BMPT painting group in the mid-1960s, he moved to New York City in 1977 and joined the Radical Painting Group, establishing himself as a prominent international abstract painter.

In 1995, after a productive artistic career in Paris, France, and New York City, Mosset moved to Tucson, Arizona, and continued to exhibit internationally from his home base in Arizona. Since the mid-1980s, Mosset has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout Europe, the United States, and around the world, including the prestigious 44th Venice Biennale in 1990 and the Whitney Biennial in New York City in 2008.

This exhibition, Olivier Mosset, presents important paintings from the 1970s, 1990s, and 2000s, including new large-scale modular paintings and both constructed and ice sculptures. Through such works, Mosset consistently engages viewers' expectations about art and how they encounter it.

October 14, 2021