| b. 1971 |
Raised in Indianapolis, J Ivcevich spent almost a
decade in Brown County, Indiana. While living and working at a rustic,
summer camp based in Native American spiritual practices and low-impact
environmental living, he learned to make due with what was on hand
and to never waste. He brings that lesson into his art, using images
of unwanted objects and relics of everyday use. He defines his own
work as a cultural bricolage, using whatever is on hand while changing
the original purpose to inform and comment. He uses iconic imagery
of urban deterioration and isolated scenes to explore the triviality
of modern culture. Drawing our attention to places and objects that
we might not normally see, he invites us to draw our own conclusions.
In addition to visual art, Ivcevich has his own independent record
label and hand-crafts a successful line of socks.
J Ivcevich graduated from Emory University, Atlanta, GA in 1994
with a BA in sociology. Since 1995, he has participated in numerous
solo and group exhibitions, and recently, received a grant from
the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.