Ron Kostyniuk – Opening Reception Friday Night at UIMA

Ron Kostyniuk: Constructions / Neoconstructions

Ron Kostyniuk: Constructions / Neoconstructions

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art presents works of Canadian artist Ron Kostyniuk starting Friday June 17th. The exhibit runs through August 14th 2011.  An opening night reception will be held at the museum this Friday June 17th from 6:00 -9:00pm.

From the UIMA Website:

On display will be a collection of Kostyniuk’s artwork from the 1960s to current-day. Ron Kostyniuk is no stranger to the Chicago art scene. A few years before the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art was founded, in 1971, he took part in two traveling exhibitions which came to Chicago: The International Artist Exhibit at Kazimir Gallery in 1967 and the Relief/ Construction/Relief exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in 1969. Ron’s first solo exhibition opened at the UIMA gallery on September 14, 1973. Later he also took part in UIMA’s many exhibitions, including the Twenty-fifth and Fortieth Anniversary shows. Ron Kostyniuk was born in Wakaw, Saskatchewan in 1941. From 1959 to 1963, he attended the Faculties of Arts and Science and Education at the University of Saskatchewan and from 1967 to 1969, the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta. He received a Master of Science degree in 1970 and Master of Fine Arts degree in 1971 from the University of Wisconsin. His work with the Constructed Relief dates from 1963 and with the initiation of the Neo-Constructive direction in 1983, his art has continued to evolve in this mode to the present. He is currently a faculty member in the Department of Art at the University of Calgary.


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