Randy Gachet

Randy Gachet

Randy Gachet earned a BFA, concentrating in sculpture, from Birmingham Southern College in 1987. Currently, he teaches visual art at the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham. Mr. Gachet’s work is consistently exhibited in galleries, non- profit spaces and museums throughout Alabama and the Southeast. Recently, his work was included in the 2013 Celebrating Contemporary Art in Alabama: the Nature of being Southern at the Johnson Center for the Arts in Troy, Alabama, and Digital Graffiti 2013 Alys Beach, Florida.

Mr. Gachet’s sculpture was included in the HomeGrown Southeast Exhibit 2007 at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary in Winston-Salem, N.C., and the 2007 Red Clay Survey of Contemporary Southern Art at the Huntsville Museum of Art in Huntsville, Alabama. Awards received include 2009 Art Teacher fellowship from the SURDNA Foundation, 2008-2009 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, merit awards from the 2007 and 2004 Kentuck Arts Festival, merit award from the 2013 and 2004 Magic City Art Connection, the Spirit of the South Award from the 2004 Art with a Southern Drawl juried exhibition at the University of Mobile, and an award of merit from 2000 Red Clay Survey :Seventh Biennial of Contemporary Southern Art.

Mr. Gachet’s work can be found in public collections, including the Huntsville Museum of Art, the Wiregrass Museum of Art and the Southern Environmental Center at Birmingham Southern College, as well as private collections across the country.


Inspiration

My participation in ArtBLINK has heightened my awareness of the mission and the vital work carried out by the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. I am inspired by the cutting edge research by doctors and researchers at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. As an artist, I find myself fascinated by the micro-universe they explore while discovering breakthroughs in the fight against cancer. One breakthrough is the study of microbubbles as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool. That study is the inspiration for my piece. I invite ArtBLINK patrons to join me by creating bubble “microscapes.” Together we can celebrate and support the invaluable accomplishments of these ardent explorers.

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