|Died||August 1, 2006 (aged 41)|
|Education||University of California, Los Angeles (MFA)|
California College of the Arts
San Francisco Art Institute (BFA)
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
|Known for||Installation art|
Jason Rhoades (July 9, 1965 – August 1, 2006) was an American installation artist. 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.
Rhoades died August 1, 2006 in Los Angeles of heart failure.
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