June 16-July 21, 2012
Opening reception Saturday, June 16, 6:30-8:30 pm
Bogdan Perzyński is a contemporary artist whose work focuses on the question of art's interdisciplinary character; this includes the philosophies of communicative action, social pragmatism, and individual invention. He has worked with installation art since 1978, and in 1990, began working with sound, video, sensors and body-based interactivity. Over the last 30 years, he has produced paintings, drawings, photography, and installation, sound and video projection works that often include architectural settings. Perzyński's works have been presented in Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Greece, Israel, the Netherlands, Poland, Thailand, New Zealand, and the United States.
Bogdan Perzyński was born in Poznań, Poland, and currently lives and works in Austin, Texas. He was trained in law at the University of Adam Mickiewicz, Poznań, and in architecture, and fine arts at the University of Fine Arts in Poznań where he earned his fine arts degree in 1979 with a focus in painting and drawing. Throughout the same year he abandoned traditionally defined art for a more open-ended art practice. His first was in 1988 solo show was at the Akumulatory 2, a non-profit experimental artist-run art gallery. Between 1979-83 he worked at the gallery and began teaching at Poznań's University of Fine Arts. In the following year 1983-84 he lived in Germany but in 1984 moved permanently to the United States. Throughout 1984-87, he lived and taught art at the University of California Santa Barbara. Since 1987, Bogdan Perzyński has taught at the University of Texas at Austin while maintaining residence in Texas and Poland.