Oral history interview with Gronk

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.gronk97
Creators:
Gronk, 1954-
Rangel, Jeffrey J.
Dates:
1997 Jan. 20-23
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
6 Sound cassettes
Sound recording (ca. 6 hrs.)
analog
94 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Gronk conducted by Jeffrey Rangel for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Gronk discusses differences between two artists' group, Los Four and and Asco; the Chicano artists view of Asco; isolation from the Chicano arts movement as well as the mainstream avant-garde art scene; his relationship with Jerry Dreva and the development of mail art and the Dreva/Gronk Show: 1968-1978 at the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions; and his 1983 NEA fellowship for performance/conceptual work.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Gronk (1954-) is an artist from California. Gronk, whose full name is Glugio Gronk Nicandro, was born in Los Angeles in 1954. As a member of the 1970s activist performance group, Asco (nausea), with Harry Gamboa, Jr., Patssi Valdez, and Willie Herron, Gronk arranged anti-war protests and painted graffiti murals.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators. Funding for the interview provided by the Smithsonian Latino Fund.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
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Hispanic American artists -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mexican American artists -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mexican American art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- California -- Los Angeles Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Dreva, Jerry Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (Gallery) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Los Four (Art group) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Asco (Group of artists) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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