Artists-in-Residence (AIR) Program Fall 2018 Bob Snead

Joan Mitchell Center Artist-in-Residence

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Bob Snead

New Orleans, LA
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Bob Snead is a native of Charleston, SC, where he founded Redux Contemporary Art Center in 2002 and remained founding director of the organization until 2005, when he left to pursue graduate studies at Yale University School of Art. After receiving his MFA in 2007, he helped form the traveling artist collective Transit Antenna and spent the next two years developing community-based art projects across North America. Since 2010, he has lived and worked in New Orleans, helping grow Antenna in various capacities, in addition to founding the Platforms Fund and directing the 2013 Hand-in-Glove Conference. Snead has exhibited his work widely, including at Whitney Museum, Yale University Museum of Art, Deitch Projects, Jack Tilton Gallery, Aldrich Contemporary Art Center, Antenna Gallery, Georgia Southern University, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, and Acadiana Center for the Arts. In 2015, he was a featured artist on the PBS series, Art Assignment.


“I am constantly confronted with the chaos of life that insists for accommodation, so I create work that attempts to embrace my mess.”


  • funeral, 2016, charcoal on paper, 18 x 24 inches

  • Popeyes, 2014, digital painting on layered and backlit plexi, 24 x 32 inches

  • Bathroom, 2014, digital painting on layered and backlit plexi, 24 x 36 inches

  • Wreck 2, 2013, Cardboard, glue, plastic grocery bags, 10 x 8 x 4 feet

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