Born in New York, NY 1949 | Lives and works in New York City
Ross Bleckner’s art is largely an investigation of change, loss, and memory. He uses symbolic imagery rather than direct representation, and his work is visually elusive, with forms that constantly change focus. While much of Bleckner's work can be divided into distinct groups or series with motifs repeated from painting to painting, he is also in the habit of redeploying and combining old motifs. Not only has Bleckner had a profound impact on shaping the New York art world, but his philanthropic efforts have also enabled many community organizations to perform their vital work.
Bleckner's works are represented in several prestigious collections, including the Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, and Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid.