Engaging different methods of construction, Oscar Tuazon frequently uses wood, concrete, glass, steel, and piping as materials to create his structures and installations. His works have roots in minimalism, conceptualism, and architecture, and have a direct relationship with both the site in which they are presented, as well as with their viewer, often through physical engagement.
Oscar Tuazon (b. 1975, Seattle) lives and works in Los Angeles. Recent solo shows include Oscar Tuazon: Fire Worship at the Aspen Art Museum; Oscar Tuazon: Collaborator at Bellevue Arts Museum; Oscar Tuazon: Water School at MSU Broad Museum; and Oscar Tuazon: Bonfire at Dépendence, Brussels, Belgium in 2020, as well as Oscar Tuazon: Hammer Projects at the Hammer Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles in 2016; Studio at Le Consortium, Dijon, France in 2015, and Sensory Spaces 1, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He has been commissioned for numerous public art works including Growth Rings for Central Wharf Park in Boston in 2019; a large-scale installation Une colonne d’eau in the Place Vendôme, Paris in 2017; and Un pont sans fin for Nouveaux Commanditaires, Belfort, France in 2016. Tuazon was also recently included in the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial and the group exhibition In Plain Sight at the Henry Art Gallery in 2020.