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The Arthur Ross Gallery Announces New Artist Residency

March 13, 2023

For Immediate Release
March 9, 2023

The Arthur Ross Gallery Announces New Artist Residency
Jayson Musson is Appointed the Inaugural David Evans Family Artist-in-Residence
(Philadelphia, March 9, 2023) The Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, announced today the appointment of Jayson Musson, artist and University of Pennsylvania alumnus (GFA’11) as the inaugural David Evans Family Artist-in-Residence for Spring 2023. The residency, which will take place on Penn’s campus in West Philadelphia, will run from March 20 – April 14, 2023.

As part of his month-long residency at the Arthur Ross Gallery, Musson will develop new work, visit classes, hold open studio hours to discuss his practice with students, and hold a public conversation on Wednesday, March 22 at 5:30 pm* with Ken Lum, the Marilyn Jordan Taylor Presidential Professor and Chair of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania’s Stuart Weitzman   School of Design in Philadelphia.

* Location: Meyerson Hall, B1, 210 S. 34th St. Phila. PA 19104

Jayson Scott Musson was born in the Bronx, NY. He received a BFA in photography from University of the Arts and an MFA in painting from the University of Pennsylvania, both in Philadelphia, also attending the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, ME in 2011. Musson is represented by Salon 94 in New York and Fleisher/Ollman in Philadelphia.

His solo exhibitions include His History of Art, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2022); We Sing in A Dead Language, Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg (2019); Demon All Day, Salon 94 Freemans, New York (2017); The Truth in the Song, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia (2016); The Grand Manner at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia (2011); and Too Black For BET, Dazed & Confused Magazine Gallery, London, England (2008). His work has been included in group exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Lisson Gallery, and Postmasters Gallery, New York; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Galerie Perrotin, Paris; Grimmuseum, Berlin; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; David Castillo Gallery, Miami; and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, among others.

The David Evans Family Artist-in-Residence program at the Arthur Ross Gallery is made possible by the generous support of David Evans (WG’70). David Evans earned his MBA at Penn’s Wharton School and received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Muskingum College in 2008. After retiring from an investment career, he partnered in real estate development and historic home renovations. He became involved with the Arthur Ross Gallery in the past few years.


Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at 5:30 PM
Jayson Musson In Conversation with Ken Lum
Meyerson Hall, B1, 210 S. 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Arthur Ross Gallery
University of Pennsylvania
Housed in the Fisher Fine Arts Library Building
220 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104