Sustainability – both in the sense of materials and in maintaining an art practice – was a central topic when Justin Rabideau joined Joe and Matthew for Brain Fuzz episode 13.
Joe spotted the connection with Gordon Matta-Clark’s work. Matthew recalled a studio visit and the challenges of scale.
With Rabideau’s accomplishments in multiple aspects of the professional art life, this episode explores the balancing acts often required in maintaining a studio practice.
Colorful tales from working security to dumpster diving characterize this episode often referenced in future Brain Fuzz conversations. Reclaimed materials. Epaulets. It’s pretty much all here.
More About Justin Rabideau
Justin Rabideau attended The State University of New York at Plattsburgh, where he received a BFA in Sculpture and Printmaking in 2002. While in Plattsburgh, Justin participated as an Artist Intern at Franconia Sculpture Park in Shafer, Minnesota, as well as an Artist in Residence at Sea Side Sculpture Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 2002.
From 2003-2006 Justin attended The University of Georgia, receiving a MFA with a concentration in Sculpture. During that time, Justin participated in exhibitions which included Fresh Assortment, curated by Michael Lucero; The First Annual Artist Symposium in Navidad, Chile; as well as completing a commissioned sculpture in Athens, Greece.
From 2006-2008, Justin was the Preparator at the Everson Museum of Art, as well as an Adjunct Instructor at Cazenovia College. He later worked as the Preparator at the Flagler Museum and as an Adjunct Instructor at Palm Beach State College.
He later became the Director of the Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University where he served until his passing in 2018.