Jason Rhoades

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Jason Rhoades
Born(1965-07-09)July 9, 1965
DiedAugust 1, 2006(2006-08-01) (aged 41)
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles (MFA)
California College of the Arts
San Francisco Art Institute (BFA)
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
Known forInstallation art
Sweet Brown Snail by Jason Rhoades and Paul McCarthy at the Bavariapark and the Verkehrszentrum of the Deutsche Museum in Munich.

Jason Rhoades (July 9, 1965 – August 1, 2006) was an American installation artist.[2][3][4] Better known in Europe, where he exhibited regularly for the last twelve years of his life, Rhoades was celebrated for his combination dinner party/exhibitions that feature violet neon signs (a form of word art) with African, Caribbean, Creole and hip hop slang for the female genitalia. His work remains part of the permanent collection in the Rubell Family Collection in Miami, where he was a part of exhibit "Beg Borrow and Steal" at the time of his death.[citation needed]


He was married to Australian-born artist Rachel Khedoori and they had a four-year-old daughter named Rubi.[5]

Rhoades received his MFA from UCLA in 1993 after studying at the California College of the Arts in Oakland, the San Francisco Art Institute and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.[5]

Rhoades died August 1, 2006 in Los Angeles of heart failure.[6]


Diane Haithman. "Artist's death ruled accidental [1]", Los Angeles Times, October 7, 2006

  1. ^ Cohen, Alina (5 January 2019). "13 Artists Who Highlight the Power of Words". Artsy. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  2. ^ Haithman, Diane (August 18, 2006). "He left behind one last puzzle". Los Angeles Times.
  3. ^ Haithman, Diane (August 3, 2006). "Jason Rhoades, 41; Artist Combined Humor, Poignancy". Los Angeles Times.
  4. ^ Saltz, Jerry (August 12, 2006). "Jason Rhoades". The Guardian (UK).
  5. ^ a b Johnson, Ken (2006-08-05). "Jason Rhoades, 41, Maker of Transgressive Installations, Is Dead". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  6. ^ Salz, Jerry (August 11, 2006). "Obituary: Jason Rhoades". The Guardian.

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