Steve Gurysh

Steve Gurysh
  • Associate Professor

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Chalmers Hall


Steve Gurysh is an artist who works fluidly between sculpture, time-based media, and site-specific gestures to explore environmental systems, machinic behavior, and geological contexts. His project-based works often compress expansive narratives into potent experiences containing wild materialities and speculative relationships to time. His practice is also uniquely dialogic and is often developed in correspondence with scientists, engineers, other artists, and non-human participants.

He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including residencies at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, the WATERSHED+ Dynamic Environment Lab and a fellowship at the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. He has exhibited works at Contemporary Calgary in Alberta, Canada; the Knockdown Center in 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.

Prior to coming to KU, Gurysh was an Adjunct Professor and Sculpture Technician in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.


MFA, Carnegie Mellon University