Brooklyn based Rory Golden's work addresses race, violence, eroticism, and love. He has received fellowships from Yaddo, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and the Puffin Foundation to complete “See Related Story: The Murder of J.R. Warren.” He received a Duke University Libraries Special Collections research grant, a Blue Sky Project residency and a Manhattan Graphics Center scholarship, all towards completing “You Think I Can Eat All This Chicken Here?” Rory was the Phillip C. Curtis Artist in Residence at Albion College (MI) and visiting artist at the University of Southern Maine Kate Cheney Chapel Book Arts Center. Rory was recently part of Art in Odd Places public art festival in Sydney, Australia, Indianapolis, IN, and New York City, NY.
Rory holds an MFA from the University of Alabama in Book Arts (2000) and has served as Executive Director for the Center for Book Arts (NYC, 2000 - 2004) where he founded the Center's letterpress broadsides poetry reading series, a residency program for visual artists and other vital cultural and artistic programs. He co-curated the Center’s 2012 exhibition “Tell Me How you REALLY Feel: Diaristic Tendencies” with the Center’s Executive Director Alexander Campos.
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