b. Winston-Salem, NC USA 1984

Steve Gurysh is an artist living in Lawrence, KS where he is an Associate Professor of Sculpture in the Department of Visual Art at the University of Kansas.

His work is recognized by a fluid approach to process and material, particularly in response to place, publics, and post-human ways of being. Through sculpture, time-based media, and site-specific gestures, his practice compresses expansive logics into potent objects and experiences containing wild materialities, digital to physical translations and speculative relationships to time. His projects are often developed in collaboration and correspondence with scientists, engineers, other artists, and non-human participants.

Recent projects include the transformation of uranium ore into a photograph to aid its international transport, the meticulous reproduction of graffitied river rocks along a glacial river, and the recreation of a column from an astronomical observatory carved into the volume of a 300-year-old wind fallen oak tree.

He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including residencies at Wassaic Project, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, the WATERSHED+ Dynamic Environment Lab and a fellowship at the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University. He has exhibited works at Contemporary Calgary, Alberta, Canada; the Knockdown Center, Queens, New York; W139, Amsterdam; El Museo de la Ciudad, Quer‌‌étaro, Mexico; La Soci‌ét‌é des Arts Technologiques, Montréal; The Engine Room, Wellington, New Zealand; and in the center of the Allegheny River.

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