JR Roykovich (JRR)

Round 18 (2024-2025)
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JR Roykovich (JRR) is a conceptual & research-based artist who broadly investigates the spaces created by the intersections of Mystery, Queerness and The Sublime. Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach, these inquiries often stem from geographical sites as an impetus to document how the psychic history residing there can affect our contemporary experience. These explorations result in an environmental recollection whereby to create immersive installations and mappings containing arrangements of found and made objects, drawings and lens-based works based off that data. JRR’s work serves as a nerve center to intuit the spatial exchanges happening at these locations, documenting the geo-spectral networks embedded within while creating new phenomenological mythologies.

JRR holds a MFA in Visual Art from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, and a BFA in Art and Visual Technology from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. JRR has shown across the United States, internationally, and has further been an artist in residence at the Galveston Artist Residency, The Solar Studios at Rice University, The Woodstock Brydcliffe Guild, The Chautauqua Institution, Alexandria Virginia’s Torpedo Factory Art Center, among others. JRR has work in various public and private collections and has worked In/Between New York, Washington, D.C., Minneapolis, and now Houston.

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