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Exhibitions and Biography

 

Current exhibitions:

Gestural Engineering: MIT Museum, Building N52, 265 Mass Ave. Cambridge, MA (ongoing since 1995)

Solo Exhibitions:

2011- Arthur Ganson: Kinetic Mandala, Kresge Gallery, Ramapo College of New Jersey
2011- Arthur Ganson, Waterfall Arts, Belfast, ME
2011- Mechanical Instincts- The Sculpture of Arthur Ganson, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI
2009- Don Harrington Discovery Center, Amarillo, TX
2009- Center for Community Programs, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
2009- University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture
2009- Barton Art Galleries , Barton College, Wilson, NC
2008- Machines Contemplating Time, Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
2007- Dreaming the Machine, Carl Drerup Art Gallery, Plymouth State University, Plymouth,
2007- A  Few Machines ,  Tower Hill School, Wilmington, DE
2006- Ambiguous Machines: The Kinetic Sculpture of Arthur Ganson, Groton School, Groton, MA
2006- Maskin- Trondheim Matchmaking 2006,Trøndelag Centre for Contemporary Art, Trondheim, Norway
2006- Machines and Mechanism: Kinetic Sculpture by Arthur Ganson,  McColl Center for the Arts,  Charlotte, North Carolina
2002- Artful Mechanisms: The Kinetic Sculpture of Arthur Ganson,  Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA 
2001- Engineered Empathy, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
2001- Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama
2001- The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
2001- Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
2000- Thoughtful Mechanisms: The Lyrical Engineering of Arthur Ganson, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
2000- Scudder Gallery, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
1998- Machines, Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York (May 1998)
1994- Mechanical e.motions @ mit.edu, Compton Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1994- Bridge III, The Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh, PA
1993- Diverse Machinery, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
1993- Machines, Buckingham Browne and Nichols School, Cambridge, MA
Group Exhibitions:

2011- Moment, ISE Cultural Foundation, NY, NY
2011 - Tinguely's Children: Sculpture in the Post-industrial Machine Age, Hicks Art Center, Bucks County CC, Newtown, PA
2011- Move Me, Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media, Jamaica Plain, MA
2011- Curious Exploration, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY
2010- Poetry in Motion, Ars Electronica, Berlin, Germany
2009- Arthur Ganson/Bobby Hansson, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Gallery, Deer Isle, ME
2009- Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria , until Dec 31, 2009
2009- Labyrinth::Freiheit, The 2009 regional Exhibition in the Franzensfeste Fortress, Bolzano, Italy
2008- Move Me- Kineticism in Art, Stonehill College, Easton, MA
2008- PhantasieMechanik:Story Telling Machines,Phaeno, Wolfsburg, Germany
2007- Humana ex Machina,  Main Art Gallery, Cal State University, Fullerton, CA
2006- Great Buys: Museum Purchases, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
2003- The Ballad of Wires and Hands, New Art Center, Newtonville, MA
2002- Handmade Machines (and past lives too), Holderness School, Plymouth, NH
2002- Sitelines: Art on Main, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover,MA
2001- Kites, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
2001- Electroland, Oni Gallery, Boston, MA
1999- ex machina, Connecticut College, New London, CT
1999- Popular Science, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston
1999- Kabinett der Mechanik, Technorama, Winterthur, Switzerland
1999- Innovations in Motion, The Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT
1998- Spinning Wheels and Whirling Wheels, The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT
1996- On the Move, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA
1995- Strokes of Genius, Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
1994- A Diversity of Motion, Milton Academy, Milton, MA
1994- Fused: Art, Science and Industry, Cape Cod Community College, W. Barnstable, MA

Residencies and Teaching and speaking engagements:

2004- TED- Monterrey, CA- Conference Speaker
2002- Haystack School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine- teacher
2001- Osher Fellowship at The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
1995 - 1999 Artist-in-Residence, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2000 Second Wednesdays Performance Series, The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
Pong 96- A Festival of Art and Technology, Brown University- presentor
Lemelson-Mit Program Invention Dimension
Mindfest-MIT Media Laboratory- presenter
Electronic Arts Performance Series, RPI, Troy NY- presenter
"The Playful Mind" symposium, The Lemelson Center at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC- speaker
AIA Minnesota- speaker
Alabama Council on the Arts- speaker
Arisia- exhibitor and presenter
Barton College- exhibitor and presenter
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park- exhibitor and speaker
Eastman School of Music- speaker
Chicago Short Film Brigade- presenter
Institute of Contemporary Art- exhibitor and speaker
IDEAS Boston- speaker
University of Iowa- exhibitor and speaker
Kinetica Museum, London- speaker
NYU Tish- speaker
Smithsonian Museum, Washington- speaker
Stanford University- speaker and residency
University of Texas, Austin- speaker and exhibitor
University of Wisconsin- resident and speaker
University of South Florida- speaker
Virginia Commonwealth University- speaker
Wesleyan University- speaker
Wheaton College- speaker

Micellaneous activities:

Inventor of the toy Toobers and Zots and co-founder of HandsOnToys
Instigator and ringleader: MIT Museum's Friday After Thanksgiving (FAT) Chain Reaction community project. 1998 to present

Awards:

Distinguished Alumni Award- University of New Hampshire
Risorgimento Award. 2000 from Destination Imagination

Biographical

1955: Born in Hartford, CT
1978: BFA Sculpture - University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH