Photographer, sculptor and video artist Anthony Goicolea acts as the main character in the fictitious settings of his work. In his early “Fairy Tales” series, the artist posed as 26 different characters each from a different fable. The artist states “I investigate social constructions of age and gender and I allude to taboos of gender role play, adult and childhood fantasies and conventional ideas of beauty…” Goicolea studied art history, drawing and painting at the University of Georgia, and completed his MFA in sculpture from Pratt Institute in NYC. In 2005 Goicolea exhibited recent photographs at the Arizona State University Museum of Art. Other solo exhibitions include works at the Postmasters Gallery in NYC, ArtSpace Witzenhausen Gallery, Amsterdam, and Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne, Germany. The artist was also a recipient of the 2005 BMW Photo Paris Award, and previously received grant support from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.