A public garden & cultural center

Ivan Stojakovic

Winter Workspace 2015 

Pictured above:
Green vs. Green
, 2013
Mixed media, live succulent plants and deconstructed composite panels, 48” x 48” x 3”
Courtesy of the artist

A sculptural painter, Ivan Stojakovic turns scientific devices like mapping and measurement into a form of expressive play through his “living art.” His training in the formal problems of abstraction makes his arrangements of construction materials and succulent plants particularly memorable. This recent series, “The Urban Wild” refers to the residues of nature left untended in the midst of otherwise intensively developed area. During the Winter Workspace, Stojakovic hopes to experiment with different display techniques in the context of Glyndor House’s Georgian Revival architecture.  

Stojakovic has presented solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, Canada and Serbia. He has an MFA from the Pratt Institute and a BA from Ontario College of Art & Design. His work is collected by Temple University, the US Department of State, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, and many private collections. 

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The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.; Michael J. Shannon; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The Pollock-Krasner Foundation; The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.