Roz Chast
Painted Egg
© Roz Chast

Roz Chast
Yes - No - Maybe
Textile
© Roz Chast

Roz Chast
Peas and Carrots
Textile
© Roz Chast

Being, Nothingness and Much, Much More: Roz Chast, Beyond the New Yorker

July 12, 2014 - October 19, 2014

The exhibition presents approximately 30 works by the well known cartoonist Roz Chast, including many examples of Chast's iconic work from The New Yorker magazine, as well as prints and drawings from other projects. Also on display will be tapestries and painted eggs in the pysanky tradition decorated with the artist’s signature images.Bruce Museum, Gift of the Melvin R. Seiden Collection, 2006.47.01 © Roz Chast

Roz was born in Flatbush Brooklyn and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her cartoons first began appearing in New York City in publications including The Village Voice.

Since the late 1970s, her work has been featured frequently in The New Yorker, and in 1986 her work was featured on the cover of that magazine for the first time.

She has written or illustrated more than a dozen books, including Unscientific Americans, Parallel Universes, Mondo Boxo, Proof of Life on Earth, The Four Elements and The Party After You Left: Collected Cartoons 1995–2003 (Bloomsbury, 2004). In 2006, Theories of Everything: Selected Collected and Health-Inspected Cartoons, 1978–2006 was published, collecting most of her cartoons from The New Yorker and other periodicals.

Her most recent book, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant (published in May), chronicles her relationship with her parents as they each approached the end of life.

At Home with Roz Chast: The New Yorker Video

 

Link to Roz Chast website.

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