Jerome Lagarrigue "The Arrest"
Digital print on archival Canson Mi-Teintes paper
13″x19″ paper size
Edition of 250
Embossed by Braddock Tiles
ABOUT JEROME LAGARRIGUE
Jerome Lagarrigue was born in 1973 to a French father and an American mother, and was raised in Paris. He moved to the United states in 1992 and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design (class of 1996).
He has since received several awards for his work, including the Coretta Scott King/ John Steptoe Award as well as the Ezra Jack Keats Award (2002).
He taught a drawing and painting class at the Parsons School of Design in New York from 1997 to 2005.
A documentary, Jerome Lagarrigue: portrait of a n artist, directed by Richatd Mothes and Anne- Laurence Bizeau , was selected for the sixth International Documentary Competition at the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, 1998).
In 2005 , he was on of the recipients of the grant and residency program at Villa Medici in Rome. At the end of his saty, he held a solo exhibition in the villa’s main gallery, entitled “Paesaggio del Viso” (Landscapes of the Face).
In 2007 he collaborated with celebrated African-American poet Maya Angelou, for the illustrations of her book Poetry for young people.
In 2009, Jerome Lagarrigue was commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera to paint Tosca. The painting was part of the opera’s set design (season 2009-2010 opening, directed by Luc Bondy, set design by Richard Peduzzi).
In 2012 Jerome Lagarrigue is featured in a full length documentary entitled HEAVYWEIGHTPAINT about four Brooklyn-based figurative painters: Jerome Lagarrigue, Joseph Adolphe, Tim Okamura and Taha Clayton. A planned group exhibition is scheduled for December 2012.
He also created Round Zero, a video project commemorating Rumble in the Jungle, the historic fight held in Kinshasa (Zaire) in 1974 between Mohammad Ali and Georges Foreman.
The artist resides and works in Brooklyn. He is represented by Galerie Olivier Waltman (Paris/Miami) and Dolby Chadwick gallery in San Francisco.