blackbirdonline journalSpring 2009  Vol. 8  No. 1


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Myron Helfgott


Myron Helfgott is professor emeritus in the Sculpture and Extended Media Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. Before earning his MFA from Southern Illinois University, he studied architecture and worked with R. Buckminster Fuller. Helfgott is the recipient of a Pollak Award from Richmond Magazine, grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and residencies from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. His work, which incorporates audio, kinetics, and photography, has appeared in exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Usdan Gallery at Bennington College, and the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Norfolk, Virginia. In 1998, he participated in the prestigious "Un/Common Ground" show at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Helfgott has exhibited in Tokyo, Lima, and Glasgow, and his work is in the permanent collections of several museums, including the Chrysler Museum of Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art.  end