Patricia Olynyk

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • University of Washington, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, _Professor

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  • ISEA2020

    Patricia Olynyk, Chair, Graduate School of Art, Florence and Frank Bush Professor of Art, Washington University, USA. Olynyk’s art and writing investigates the ways in which social systems and institutional structures shape our understanding of science, human/non-human relationships, and the natural world. She was appointed inaugural director of the Graduate School of Art in the Sam Fox School at Washington University in 2007, where she was also appointed as an endowed professor. She holds a courtesy appointment in the university’s School of Medicine and is a fellow in the Living Earth Collaborative. Earlier, Olynyk was faculty in the School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan, where she also became the first non-scientist appointed to the university’s renowned Life Sciences Institute. She is the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions and has exhibited her work nationally and internationally at: Palazzo Michiel, Venice; the Saitama Modern Art Museum, Japan; The Brooklyn Museum; the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.; and the Los Angeles International Biennial.


    Patricia Olynyk, Director, Graduate School of Art, Florence, Italy


Last Known Location:

  • St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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