Richard Dupont

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Richard Dupont
Richard Dupont.jpg
Born 1968
New York City
Nationality American
Known for Art

Richard Dupont (born 1968) is a post-conceptual American artist who's sculptures, paintings and prints filter traditional media and art historical precedent through the 21st Century lens of digital technology.

Early life and education[edit]

Dupont was born in New York City in 1968. He received an AB degree from the Departments of Visual Art and Art and Archeology at Princeton University in 1991. He has lived in New York City since 1991.[1]

Artistic practice[edit]

In 2002, Dupont began using scanners and 3D printing to capture and replicate distorted images of his body. Dupont had his whole body scanned at a General Dynamics facility on The Wright Patterson Air Force Base in 2004. Dupont's work examines the degree to which the primacy of the human gesture has been radically altered by the onset of digital technology. He also uses his art to interrogate expressions of power and control, and to examine how anthropometry, the Victorian science of mapping the body, has morphed over the past century into biometrics.[2]

Exhibitions and awards[edit]

In 2005, Dupont was invited to present a solo project at Art Basel Miami in the Art Positions sector. In 2008, Dupont was commissioned by The Lever House Art Collection to present a major installation at Lever House. The installation was widely acclaimed as being one of the most remarkable works of public art ever to appear in New York. [3] Between 2008 and 2015, Dupont's work was exhibited at The Middlebury College Museum of Art [4], The Flag Art Foundation [5], The Queens Museum, The Museum of Arts and Design, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The Powerhouse Museum, and The Underground Museum, los Angeles. In 2014, Dupont was awarded the Museum of Arts and Design Visionary Award.


Dupont's works are included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art,[6] The Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The Hammer Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego,and the New York Public Library print collection among others.


  1. ^ Milchman, Kari. "The Many Faces of Richard Dupont".City Arts, May 18-June 15, 2011, Volume 3, Issue 10, p.8-9.
  2. ^ Braithwaite, Hunter. "Surveilling The Relics". World Sculpture News, Winter 2012.
  3. ^ Green, Elliott. "Richard Dupont Lever House Gallery". ARTnews, June 2008.
  4. ^ Woodward, Christian. "College Art Museum a Treasure to Community". Addison County Independent, December 2011.
  5. ^ Wolin, Joseph. "Size Does Matter". Time Out New York, April 2010.
  6. ^ Fang, Alexander. "Fandon for Phantom". MoMA Inside Out, March 3, 2011.

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