David Hartt (born 1967) is a Canadian born, Chicago-based artist who uses photography, sculpture, video, and installation to coolly capture environments that have been created around ideals. He says his works “serve as intimate portraits of dreams and ideals that have not failed as much as been subtly displaced or altered.” In this lecture, Hartt gives a presentation of his recent work and his practice to date.
Hartt has had solo exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Golden Age, Chicago; Howard House, Seattle; Deven Golden Fine Art; Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York; L’Observatoire-Galerie, Brussels; and Ten in One, Chicago. In 2012 he was named a United States Artists Cruz Fellow. He is a 2012 recipient of a The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award. Hartt earned a BFA from the University of Ottawa and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.