Landon Ross

We Live When it’s Beautiful

James Turrell, Alta Pink, 1968. Photo by Darbui, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

James Turrell, Corner Cube, 1967, Cross corner projection. Photo by Nika, licensed under CC BY 2.0

Landon Ross

Landon Ross is a Los Angeles artist working primarily in painting, sculpture, video, and installation. His exhibitions have included LA><ART, ongoing collaborations at Cal-Tech, and most recently, a medium-spanning project of fMRI self-portraiture in collaboration with Antonio Damasio, David Dornsife Chair in Neuroscience, and Hanna Damasio, Dana Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience, at the Brain and Creativity Institute at University of Southern California. Ross’s work explores the ontology of mathematics, consciousness, the self, and origins-stories of a distinct epistemological stance: those derived from nature, rather than invented. The artist’s once-central role in channeling the human inclination for the numinous and the sublime is one that Ross seeks to continue from within the framework of naturalism.