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Tim Rollins, Sculptor

Mr. Rollins was born in central Maine in 1955. He studied at the University of Maine, the School of Visual Arts where he earned a BFA in 1978 and New York University. In 1980 he co-founded the artists collective Group Material and in 1981 founded the Art and Knowledge Workshop and K.O.S. ( for “Kids of Survival” ) in the South Bronx. Tim Rollins and K.O.S. have exhibited extensively worldwide and have their works in the permanent collections of over 95 museums and public collections including the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum in New York, the Tate Modern in London and the Museum fur Gegenwartskunst in Basel. Rollins has received numerous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and was honored with the Joseph Beuys Prize in 1990. A documentary about Mr. Rollins’ project " Kids of Survival" earned an Emmy Award in 1997. Rollins is a professor of fine arts at The School of Visual Arts in New York and has been a visiting professor at the University of California, the University of Virginia, Drexel University, and the New Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. Mr. Rollins was appointed critic in sculpture at Yale in 2011.

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