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Richard Garet works interweaving multiple media including moving image, sound, live performances, and photography. He completed his MFA at Bard College, and was awarded the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, Jerome Foundation Residency Grant through IPR, and the New York State Council on the Arts Grant through Lehman College. He recently completed a three months artist residency at Issue Project Room, NY in 2010, and previously completed a residency at Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Scottsdale, Arizona in 2006. Recent exhibitions and performances include: Fine Arts Museum of Montreal, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona, Spain; Art Museum of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico; and El Museo del Barrio, NYC. Additional exhibitions include Never Can Say Goodbye at the former Tower Records store; Sonochrome: at the Public Trust Gallery, Dallas, Texas; Leervoll, Diapason Gallery, and more. His sound compositions have been published through sound art labels such as And-Oar, Non Visual Objects, Winds Measure Recordings, Unframed Recordings, Con-V, Leerraum, White_Line Editions, and Contour Editions. Additionally Garet currently directs the independent media label Contour Editions publishing works that explore the various possibilities of sound and light. Garet also co-curates with Louky Keijsers Koning, the monthly performance event LMAKseries, which integrates film, video, sound art, and media performance into the gallery's mission at LMAK Projects in the L.E.S, NYC.

Richard Garet is interested in the phenomena found and produced in time-based media, and human beings' relationship with both artificial and natural environments. His audiovisual exploratory steps are focused on concept and function, material and process, listening, viewing, and experience. Even though Garet’s work suits the standard gallery setting, many of his other activities as an artist explore the various practices of experimental sound and video performance. All of these modes are additional ways in which Garet’s work exposes the audience to real time explorations of audiovisual processes, emphasizing the experiential, the sensorial, and the active-reception of the body and mind. Richard Garet states, “when creating a piece I reflect on what the work is meant to accomplish, how it functions in relationship to the space, how it affects the audience, and how sound and visual content are connected to one another. These questions determine my choices and influence the direction of the work.”


Selected discography:
Richard Garet + Asher Thal-Nir - Melting Ground (DVD, Ccontour Editions, 2011)
V.A. - v-p v-f is v-n cs compilation series, cs02 (C50 cassette, winds measure recordings, 2010)
V. A. - Michelangelo Antonioni - Trilogy and Epilogue (CD, and/OAR, 2010)
Richard Garet - Four Malleable (CD, and/OAR, 2009)
V. A. - Framework 250 (CD-R, Framework, 2009)
V. A. - variations in white, edition 2 (CD-R, White_Line Editions, 2009)
Richard Garet and Andy Graydon - Subtracted (split CD-R, White_Line Editions, 2009)
Richard Garet Winter (DVD Audio Surround 4.0, Leerraum 2008)
Richard Garet L’avenir (CD-R, winds measure recordings, 2008)
V.A. - v-p v-f is v-n (7", winds measure recordings, 2008)
EA Balancing Act with Controlled Dynamics, take two (online release, Con-V, 2008)
Richard Garet Intrinsic Motion (solo, CD, Non-visual Objects, 2007)
V.A. Extract: Portraits of Sound Artists (Book and double CD, Non-visual Objects, 2006)
V.A. Territorium (CD, Non-visual Objects, 2005)
EA Balancing Act with Controlled Dynamics (CD-R, winds measure recordings, 2005)

Further information:
http://www.richardgaret.com
http://www.contoureditions.com