b. 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Jurij Strutynsky earned a bachelor’s degree in the history of
architecture and art in 1973 from the University of Illinois Chicago Circle. A year later, in 1974, he attended the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, (as a special student) to study design.
Strutynsky explores the manipulation of space and color by his utilization of strong geometric shapes that recall Constructivism. The angularity, precision and ordering of geometric shapes in many of Strutinsky’s pieces recall as well works by Ron Kostyniuk, a colleague of Strutynsky who shares similar aesthetic interests.
Strutynsky’s work can be found in the collections of several institutions, such as the University of Illinois Chicago Circle and the University of Wisconsin.
Relief No. 28, 1979
34” x 51” x 6 1/4”
Plexiglass, acrylic on wood
Gift of the artist