Artist in Residence

2017-2018 Artist in Residence: Ross Rossin

Rossin with Ethics and the Arts Director, Carlton Mackey.Renowned portrait artist and Atlanta resident Ross Rossin will be on the Emory University campus this academic year as the 2017-2018 Donna and Marvin Schwartz Artist-in-Residence.

Rossin, whose art hangs in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and was exhibited at the United Nations Palace of Nations in Geneva and the Russian Duma in Moscow, is also known to Atlantans as the sculptor/creator of the nine-foot-tall bronze statue of Hank Aaron unveiled earlier this year at SunTrust Park.

Rossin’s residency is part of the Ethics and the Arts Program at Emory’s Center for Ethics. The program, the only one of its kind in the nation, encourages ethical discourse and debate through and about the arts, and partners with arts organizations to demonstrate the way art challenges ethical perspectives.

“Ross Rossin will be a singularly powerful addition to the arts community on the Emory campus,” says Carlton Mackey, director of the Ethics and the Arts Program. “His portraiture art is not only masterful in its technical and artistic merit, but is also a catalyzing force for igniting critical conversations around current ethical and social issues.” For additional information about Ross Rossin and to view his extraordinary work, visit



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