Jon Pylypchuk


The sculptures and installations of Jon Pylypchuk are constructed with a variety of craft-based materials such as scrap fabric, felt, glue, glitter and fur. The characters that inhabit Pylypchuk’s installations reference the dark side of social psychology as each character interacts without consequence or emotion. In the scene above, the rodent-like creatures spread across the gallery floor in their last moments before they die of poisoning. The artist renders these scenes to convey a pathetic sense of inadequacy and demise. Jon Pylypchuk completed his graduate studies with UCLA (2001) and his undergraduate degree with the University of Manitoba in Canada (1997). This year, the artist will exhibit with Sies & Hoeke in Duesseldorf, Germany. Last year, Pylypchuk exhibited with Tomio Koyama in Tokyo and “you are all too close to dropping off now” with the Alison Jacques Gallery in London. The artist was featured in The New York Times (2003) and in an article with Art in America (2005), both for exhibition with the Friedrich Petzel Gallery in New York City.