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. He is based in Daegu, South Korea.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018      Haus der Kunst, Über schwebende Inseln und fliegende Menschen, Baden, Austria

              Gemeindeamt, Über schwebende Inseln und fliegende Menschen, Yspertal, Austria


              NöART–Niederösterreich Gesellschaft für Kunst und Kultur, Über schwebende
              Inseln und fliegende Menschen
, St. Pölten, Austria

2012      Galerie Schleifmühlgasse, Constructed Photographs, Vienna, Austria

2011      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:
              Archaic 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
              Internacional de Arte Digital, Havana, Cuba

              Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery, New Jersey City University, Soultronic,
              Jersey 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 Galleries, 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,
              New Orleans, LA

2001      University Museum, Texas Southern University, Our New Day Begun,
              Houston, TX

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, 2002.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Wynn, Toni.Gallery Universe: A Multidimensional Fantasy Trip. The International Journal of African American Art, Volume 24 Number 2, Winter-Spring 2013.
Nagy, Vasja. The Beta Projection Series. The Beta Projection Series catalogue, March 3, 2011.
Cotton, C. Richard. GumTree Museum of Art. DeSoto Magazine, September, 2008.
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Digital Cataliysts: Experiments for Universal Becoming.”
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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 Found Objects.”
The San Antonio Express-News, November 26, 2006.
Lorenzo Wellington, Darryl. “Beta Projections:
The art of Roy LaGrone.” Beta Projections and
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M. Scott, Julia. “Heritage in His Art.” The Jersey Journal, February 7, 2004.
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Soultronic catalogue, January 26, 2004.
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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, October 11, 2002.
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COLLECTIONS

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
Private Collections

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