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Max Garett

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Matthew, 2013 Granite-coated Polystyrene, Resin, Paint © Max Garett
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The Devil Went Home for His Fear of Snakes, 2013 Polystyrene, MDF, Resin, Paint © Max Garett
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Joseph, 2012 Foam, Paint, Steel, Mirror
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Joseph, 2012 © Max Garett
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The Redeemer, 2012 Sand, Foam, Plants, Steel, Paint
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The Redeemer, 2012 © Max Garett
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1000 People , 2012 Soil, Faom, Sod, Clay
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1000 People, 2012 © Max Garett
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Big Pony , 2011 Cement, Plastic, Foam, Paint, Carpet
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Two Eyed Dog, Fine Pillowed Brother , 2011 Engraved Granite Stones
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For Christmas, For Birthday, For Anniversary, 2010 Clay, Cardboard
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Image One , 2011 Steel, Paint © Max Garett
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Lucy, 2012 Sand, Foam, Wood © Max Garett
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Figure One , 2012 Steel, Paint, Plaster, Epoxy Putty © Max Garett
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Stranger Danger , 2011 Rope, Steel, Paint, Cast Silicone Hand © Max Garett
Quick Facts
Birthplace
New York
Lives in
Chicago, Illinois
Works in
Chicago, IL
Schools
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2012, BFA
Statement

In unlikely combinations, Max Garett presents an anachronistic history through compiling symbols and icons from multiple cultures into objects. Using formal similarities to connect a wide variety of iconographic figures, Garett pairs characters from ancient mythologies with those from a newer history. These improbable objects invoke nostalgia for an era that never existed.

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AWARDS

ArtSlant 2013 Showcase, recipient
Kurtich Travel Grant, recipient
Yale Norfolk fellowship residency nominee
International Sculpture Center, outstanding achievement award
SAIC First Year Merit Scholarship
SAIC Merit Scholarship
Aida Wheadon Memorial Scholarship
Noah Kreiger Scholarship
Harvey R. Lewis Foundation Scholarship
Denise Perry Sarracco Award for Graphic Art

EDUCATION

2008 – 2012 School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
Chicago, IL. BFA, concentration in sculpture

EXHIBITIONS

2012 Slow Gallery. Chicago, IL.
Euphemism
2012 SAIC LeRoy Neiman Gallery. Chicago,IL.
Super Moment, solo show
2012 SAIC LeRoy Neiman Gallery. Chicago,IL.
Act II: Fiction Makes it Closer
2012 BeverlyArts Center. Chicago,IL.
B.A.D.
2012 SAIC Sullivan Gallery. Chicago,IL.
BFA Exhibition | Man/Dog/Desert
2011 SAIC student union Parallax Gallery. Chicago,IL.
Baring Investigation
2011 SOTA Exhibition at Truman College. Chicago, IL.
Johalla Projects
2011 Paperjaw. Chicago, IL.
Is The Move
2011 Mass Moca. North Adams, MA.
An Exchange with Sol LeWitt
2011 Cabinet Magazine exhibition. Brooklyn, NY.
An Exchange with Sol LeWitt
2010 Kirk’s Apartment. Chicago, IL. Happiness
2010 Kirk’s Apartment. Chicago, IL. The U-Haul Show
2010 Kirk’s Apartment. Chicago, IL. A-Game
2010 Kirk’s Apartment. Chicago, IL. Pataphysics
2010 Slow Gallery. Chicago, IL. Booze and Bacon