Glenn Kaino - Bridge (Victory), 2018 (detail)

Glenn Kaino / Glenn Akira Kaino

Conceptual Art

January 4, 2013

The American artist Glenn Kaino emerged at the height of culture wars in the early 1990s, and soon gained recognition for his conceptually framed artistic practice focused on the exploration of identity, but also individual and collective consciousness in regards to technology. During the height of the Internet boom, the artist started increasingly exploring the notion of data systems to introduce different modalities of knowledge into the language of contemporary art. Kaino mostly works with sculpture, but he also expresses himself through painting, filmmaking, installation, and performance, and this kind of interdisciplinary approach suits his idea-based practice.

The artist earned his BA from University of California Irvine in 1993 after which he attended University of California San Diego where he completed an MFA in 1997. The same year Kaino launched the artist-run gallery called Deep River and was a founding board member of the non-profit LA art space, LAXART.

Featured image: Glenn Kaino - Bridge (Victory), 2018 (detail). Fiberglass, steel, wire, gold paint, glass, light. 51 1/2 × 38 1/2 × 8 in. 130.8 × 97.8 × 20.3 cm. Photo courtesy Kavi Gupta Gallery