Ryan Mrozowski (b. in Pennsylvania, 1981) constructs paintings by means of duplicating, repeating, and inverting the most commonplace of imagery (oranges, polka dots, birds, flowers, grass) in endless variations. Mrozowski observes his subject matter with a playful and satirical distance, isolating the elements of landscape, still life, or narrative situations. In doing so, he negates both the original intent and artificial creation of desire at the core of most constructed picture planes we encounter on a daily basis.
Mrozowski received his MFA from the Pratt Institute in 2005, and his BFA from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2003. Recent and forthcoming solo exhibitions include presentations at Hannah Hoffman, Los Angeles, CA (2017); Arcade Gallery, London (2016); On Stellar Rays, New York (2015); Art in General, Vilnius, Lithuania (2014); Pierogi, Brooklyn (2012, 2010); and the Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles (2008). His exhibitions have received numerous reviews by Artforum, Modern Painters, Artreview, New York Observer, and others. Mrozowski lives and works in New York.
Mrozowski will talk about his work at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the Canzani Center at Columbus College of Art & Design (60 Cleveland Ave.). The event is free and open to the public.
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