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In sculpture, drawings, and installations Jonathan Borofsky (b. 1942, Boston, Massachusetts) explores what it means to be a person, often using stylized descriptions of male and female figures to suggest the commonalities shared across humanity. In a period dominated by the detached ethos of Minimalism, Conceptualism, and Pop Art, the artist developed a highly personal style that emphasized the emotive and fantastical recesses of consciousness. The artist has had major one-person exhibitions at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford (1976); Museum of Modern Art, New York (1978); Halle für Neue Kunst, Zurich (1979); Whitney Museum of American Art (1981); Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (1981); Institute of Contemporary Art, London (1981); Museum Boymans-Von Beuningen, Rotterdam (1982); Kunstmuseum Basel (1983); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (1984); Whitney Museum of American Art (1983); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1986); Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (1987); Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2001); and the Carnegie-Museum, Pittsburgh (2006). Borofsky taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York City from 1969-1977 and at California Institute for the Arts from 1977-1980. Since 1995, the artist has focused primarily on creating large public sculptures in cities around the world, including Seoul, Seattle, Dallas, Los Angeles, Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Kassel, and Strasbourg. In 2008, he created the 64-foot-tall People Tower for the Beijing Olympics.