|Born||July 9, 1965|
Newcastle, California, United States
|Died||August 1, 2006 (aged 41)|
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Education||University of California, Los Angeles|
California College of the Arts
San Francisco Art Institute
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 recently celebrated for his combination dinner party/exhibitions that feature violet neon signs 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.
He was married to Australian-born artist Rachel Khedoori and they had a four year old daughter named Rubi. Rhoades' sister-in-law (and his wife's identical twin sister) is the painter Toba Khedoori.
Rhoades died August 1, 2006 in Los Angeles.
Diane Haithman. "Artist's death ruled accidental ", Los Angeles Times, October 7, 2006
- Diane Haithman (August 18, 2006). "He left behind one last puzzle". Los Angeles Times.
- Diane Haithman (August 3, 2006). "Jason Rhoades, 41; Artist Combined Humor, Poignancy". Los Angeles Times.
- Jerry Saltz (August 12, 2006). "Jason Rhoades". The Guardian (UK).
- Ken Johnson (August 5, 2006). "Jason Rhoades, 41, Maker of Transgresssive Inatallations". The New York Times.
- Heimir Björgúlfsson, Interview with Jason Rhoades, Artnet, 2006
- Michele Robecchi, Interview with Jason Rhoades, Contemporary, 2005
- Mark Staff Brandl, Obit Jason Rhoades, Art Articles, 2006