Ted Lawson

Born in Brookline, MA, in 1970, Ted Lawson lives in Brooklyn, New York and works in Long Island City, Queens. He received his BFA in Sculpture from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. His work is an ongoing investigation of the male psyche, questioning notions of institutional privilege, asymmetrical power dynamics, and the discomfort of intimacy in a world where traditional discursive relations are constantly upended and continually under siege. In paintings, sculptures and myriad situational tableaux, Lawson’s work generally adheres to an overall monochromatic tonality, even while its constituent parts are as disparate as synthetic hair, robotic eyes, petrified wood, or the cast-off readymades made instantly available by consumer culture and ever more rapid cycles of planned obsolescence.