b. 1941 in Wakaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
Ron Kostyniuk is an artist of Ukrainian descent. He began his university studies in 1959 graduating with degrees in Science and Education in 1963. It was at this time that he created his first Relief Structures which were inspired by Russian Constructivist theory. His works are characterized by an orchestration of three dimensional colored forms floating on a pigmented ground plane in relief fashion.
Between 1969 and 1971 Kostyniuk attended the University of Wisconsin graduating with Master of Science (1970) and Master of Fine Arts (1971) degrees. His works have been featured in over 170 exhibitions including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the National Gallery of Art in Ottawa and the Liu Haisu Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai. He has also executed several large scale public sculptures. He was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1975 and continues to teach at the University of Calgary in Alberta.
Relief Structure (Winged Form Series), 1970-71
Sprayed enamel on plexiglass and crezone
64” x 64” x 12”