Roy LaGrone (b. Tupelo, MS, 1966) is an American artist working with computer-generated prints and projections. LaGrone received his MFA in Computer Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design (2000) and his BFA in Graphic Design from the Atlanta College of Art (1989). Over the past decade, his work has been evolving into a unique form of interdisciplinary fusion with the production of various bodies of work at the intersection of art, video and photography. He blends discarded artifacts and the technological to explore issues of displacement, ecology and renewal. His work has been exhibited at numerous venues internationally.
Gemeindeamt, Über schwebende Inseln und fliegende Menschen,
NöART–Niederösterreich Gesellschaft für Kunst und Kultur, Über schwebende
Inseln und fliegende Menschen,
St. Pölten, Austria
Galerie Schleifmühlgasse, Constructed Photographs,
Galerija Dom×ale, The Beta Projection Series,
Dom×ale, Slovenia (solo)
2009 Galleria Comunale della Loggia, Pieces
of the All, Motta di Livenza, Italy (solo)
Mestna Galerija, (Not) a Photograph, Piran, Slovenia
2008 Gumtree Museum of Art, The Beauty of
the Impossible, Tupelo, MS (solo)
Casello di Guardia, Donne, Porcia, Italy
2007 Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Sun Pictures to MegaPixels:
Processes to Alternative Realities, Brooklyn, NY
Libreria Menini di Pellegrini, Digital Catalysts: Experiements for Universal
Becoming, Spilimbergo, Italy (solo)
2006 Blue Star Contemporary Museum, Beta
Projections and Artifacts from
Earth, San Antonio, TX (solo)
2005 City Gallery, Pixel Pops: Prepare,
Post, Present, New Haven, CT
2004 Cultural Center Pablo of the Torriente
Brau, VI Salón y Coloquio
de Arte Digital, Havana, Cuba
Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery, New Jersey City University, Soultronic,
City, NJ (solo)
Savannah College of Art and Design, La Galerie Bleue, Faculty Focus:
Digital Media, Savannah, GA
2003 Smithsonian Institution, Anacostia Museum, New Visions: Emerging
Trends in African American Art, Washington, DC
ACM SIGGRAPH Art Gallery, CG03: Computer Graphics_2003,
San Diego, CA
Rush Arts Gallery, Impregnable Direction, New York, NY
2002 Hammonds House Museum, Archetypes,
Modules and Sermons,
Atlanta, GA (solo)
Hampton University Museum, New Power Generation, Hampton, VA
BRIC/Brooklyn Information & Culture Center, Reverb, Brooklyn, NY
Dillard University Fine Arts Gallery, Digital Diaspora,
2001 University Museum, Texas Southern University, Our New Day Begun,
2000 African American Museum, Our New Day
Begun, Dallas, TX
Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum,
Our New Day Begun: African American Artists Entering the New
Millenium, Austin, TX
AWARDS and RECOGNITION
Telfair Museum of Art, The Telfair Spotlight on Art, Savannah, GA, 2004.
Hampton University Museum, The Elizabeth Catlett Printmaking Award,
Wynn, Toni. Gallery Universe: A Multidimensional Fantasy Trip. The International Journal of African American Art, Volume 24 Number 2, Winter-Spring 2013.
Beta Projection Series. The Beta Projection Series catalogue, March 3, 2011.
Cotton, C. Richard. GumTree
Museum of Art. DeSoto Magazine, September, 2008.
Morris, M. Scott. Hometown artist's debut opens Friday.
Daily Journal, July 30, 2008.
Santin, Alessandra. Digital Cataliysts: Experiments for Universal Becoming.
Trans. Anna De Vita, Beauty of the Impossible catalogue, July 5, 2008.
Meek, Vicki. Roy LaGrone: Beta Projections and Artifacts from
ArtLies Magazine, Spring, 2007.
Hammel, Frank. Used, Discarded, and Crackling with Vision.
The San Antonio
Current, January 3, 2007.
R. Goddard, Dan. Artist Roy LaGrone Uses a Computer to Reshape
The San Antonio Express-News, November 26, 2006.
Lorenzo Wellington, Darryl. Beta Projections: The art of Roy LaGrone.
Beta Projections and
Artifacts from Earth catalogue, September 29, 2006.
M. Scott, Julia. Heritage in His Art. The Jersey Journal,
February 7, 2004.
Sipp, Kevin. Of Ancestors and Androids: The Virtual Works of Roy LaGrone.
Soultronic catalogue, January 26, 2004.
Robinson, P.J. Where Do We Go From Here? Contemporary African-American
Artists Answer. The Metro Herald, January 9, 2004.
Hall, Robert L. New Visions on Exhibit at Smithsonian's Anacostia
Valentine New York The Magazine, Winter, 2003.
Sirmans, Franklin. Rush Arts Gallery and Resource Center.
Aberjhani. DarkMagusMilesAhead. Essence Magazine, January,
Fox, Catherine. Digging Digital: Prints Have Richly Textural Resonance.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, October 11, 2002.
Forster, Steven. Digital U. The Times-Picayune, March 25,
Bass, Shermakaye. New Day arrives at LBJ. The
February 19, 2000.
Randall, Zoe. Painting the Sounds of Jazz. Connect Savannah,
Comune di Motta di Livenza, Motta di Livenza, Italy
Cultural Center Pablo de la Torriente Brau, Havana, Cuba
Gumtree Museum of Art, Tupelo, MS
Hartsfield International Airport, Atlanta, GA
Kulturni dom Franca Bernika Domzale, Domzale, Slovenia
Municipality of Porcia, Porcia, Italy
Palazzo Conti Toppo-Wassermann, Toppo di Travesio, Italy
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA