American artist William Koone explores how contemporary visual rhetoric is constructed by bringing into focus the physical support systems that facilitate it. Koone utilizes photographic tropes, such as commercial backdrops, to illuminate the production and fabrication of images. Utilizing a variety of media, Koon’s objects and videos describe our contemporary culture, where the commercial image is ubiquitous.
Koone received his MFA in 2013 from Mills College in Oakland, California where he currently teaches photography. He is the recipient of the Herringer Award for Excellence, Fergus Memorial Award, among other grants and honors.
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