Hello, and welcome to the Studio Sessions interview with guest John Gonzalez.
John earned his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2004, and his MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 2011. He creates highly participatory pieces for the audience to engage with. In a series called “Small Conversations” running through the past couple years creates work collaboratively with people he has never previously met before. The pieces in this series arise out of the conversation that he has with his collaborator, and in his other works the desire to stimulate of conversation among the participants often seems to be the main impetus.
Listen as John discusses his projects and the experiences he’s had in creating his work.