Acclaimed sculptor Jon Krawczyk pushes the boundaries of his medium by transforming steel and bronze into a study of the human condition. Lauded for his ability to turn metal into large scale biomorphic sculptures that have the ability to strike one as having their own ubiquitous presence. Krawczyk draws inspiration from renowned modern masters such as Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Henry Moore and David Smith. He is not only influenced by the obviously masterful techniques of these artists, but also by the philosophical tenets of their sculpture practice.

His work also has a conceptual side, that dovetails with the physicality of making art and the objects that result from that material action, i.e. energy and matter. Krawczyk cuts, pounds and welds sheets of bronze and stainless steel to fabricate smooth, monolithic forms that look as though they were carved by a samurai slicing clay. At the same time, the highly polished sculptural profiles of his “Smoke” and “Glacé” series suggest raw stone yet evoke vaporous shapes and melting ice. There are echoes of Isamu Noguchi in this work, as it sits at the intersection of natural and manmade forms. Additional Traces of Henrir Moore can be found in a consistent concern with volume and abstract figuration.

Hailing from Boynton, NJ; a graduate of Connecticut College 1992 – Krawczyk studied fine art throughout Europe before moving west in the 1990s. Early in Jon’s career he apprenticed with many acclaimed sculptors- icons of the second generation of great American metal sculptors. Over the last 20 years, Krawczyk has parlayed these key life experiences into his aesthetic approach and studio practice. Jon Krawczyk has exhibited in several galleries across the United States and placed in many prestigious private art collections around the world. Several of Jon Krawczyk’s most recent projects are large-scale, site-specific, public art installations at high profile locations in Silicon Valley-San Francisco Bay area, Seattle-Bellevue region, Los Angeles-Beverly Hills, Metropolitan New York, NY / Newark, NJ area.

Born 1970, New Jersey, Lives and work in Los Angeles, CA

1992 BA Connecticut College, New London, CT

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2016 Garboushian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
2008 Broadfoot & Broadfoot, New York, NY
2006 Lumina Gallery, Taos, NM
2004 Lumina Gallery, Taos, NM
2004 KL Fine Art, Chicago, IL


2015 333 Brannan Identity Sculpture, Kilroy Realty, SOMA / San Francisco, CA
2015 Percent for the Art’s Public Commission, Agoura Hills, CA
2015 Apple Inc. / LinkedIn Campus, Sunnyvale, CA
2014 San Francisco 49ers Stadium Commission, Santa Clara, CA
2014 Percent for the Art’s Public Commission, Mountain View, CA
2013 Kilroy on Ice, Kilroy Realty, Bellevue, WA
2012 201 Identity Sculpture, Kilroy Realty, SOMA / San Francisco, CA
2010 303 Second Street, Kilroy Realty, San Francisco, CA
2010 9/11 Memorial Ground Zero, St Peters, New York, NY
2008 Hard Rock Hotel, San Diego, CA
2008 Trump Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
2008 Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, DC
2008 Four Seasons Hotel, St. Louis, MO
2008 Four Seasons Hotel, Half Moon Bay, CA
2008 Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai, India
2008 Prudential Center, New Jersey Devils Stadium, Newark, NY
2006 Art & Public Space, Percent for the Arts, Agoura Hills, CA
2005 Table Top Sculptures, MGM, CA
2005 Cross, Palm Desert, CA
2004 KPMG Warwick, New York, NY
2004 Deloitte & Touche, New York, NY
2003 Art Council of Brazos Valley, College Station, TX
2002 Homme Engineering, Percent for the Arts, Palm Desert, CA
2002 Rosenblum, Percent for the Arts, Palm Desert, CA
2002 Dale Poe Group, Percent for the Arts, Agoura Hills, CA
2002 Deloitte & Touche, New York, NY
2001 The Westin Diplomat Hotel Lobby Fountain Project, Miami Beach, FL
2001 Texas A&M, College Station, TX
2000 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV
2000 Deloitte & Touche, New York, NY
2000 Rankserve, Newbury Park, CA
2000 San Francisco Giant’s AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA
1999 Cheesecake Factory, Calabasas, CA
1998 Squad, Chicago, IL
1997 By Design, Santa Monica, CA
1997 R/D, Torrance, CA
1997 Lumina Gallery Gate Project, Taos, MN
1997 Jamison Gold, Marina Del Ray, CA
1997 McKay Mobile, Reno, NV
1996 Widner College 175TH Anniversary, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Publications
2016 Alex Raskin; “The Art of Immortalizing Martin Brodeur,” The Wall Street Journal, February 8
2016 Dave Caldwell; “Fan’s Statue Will Honor Martin Brodeur, Foundation of Devils’ Glory Years,” The New York Times, January 6
2011 DiIonno, Mark; “Ground Zero Cross Headed Back To The World Trade Center Site,” Huffington Post, April 6
2011 Paumgarten, Nick; “All Together Now,” The New Yorker, Sept 12
2011 Rosenblum, Dan; “A Replacement For The Ground Zero Cross Is Installed At St. Peters Church, Quietly And Uncontroversial,” Capital, August 12
2011 Sisolak, Paul; “California Sculptor, Jon Krawczyk Creates 9/11 Cross For New York City,” Malibu Times, May 23
2009 Davie, Audrey; “Slap Shot Sculpture Scores for Devils,” Recorder Community Newspapers
2009 Devore, Kim; “Jon Krawczyk,” Malibu Times, Summer
2009 Read, Philip; “Hockey Sculpture Arrives at The Rock,” The Star Ledger, August 18th
2008 “Jon Krawczyk: The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Grinding Steel,” THE Magazine, September
2008 Dambrot, Shana; “A Taste Of Malibu @ Jon Krawczyk’s Studio,” Flavorpill (online), May 25
2008 “The Valley’s New Vibe,” Entrée Magazine, Fall
2008 Di Ionno, Mark; “This ‘Devil’ Scores One For A Sculptor Fan And Newark,” The Star Ledger, July 19
2008 Downs, Maggie; “Jon Krawczyk Forms His Sculpted Vision,” The Desert Sun, March 30
2008 “Local Sculptor Unveils Latest Creation,” Malibu Surfside News, May 29
2008 “Making Waves: NJ Devils Commission, Sculptor Jon Krawczyk ’88,” Delbarton Today, Spring/Summer
2007 Clark, Erin; “Jon Krawczyk: Fire and Ice,” Artworks, Winter
2005 Westlake Magazine, March
2003 Design Journal, January/February/March
2001 Connecticut College Magazine, New London, CT
2000 Region, College Station, TX
1999 Daily Breeze, Manhattan Beach, CA
1999 Manhattan Arts International, New York, NY, July-August
1996 THE Magazine, Santa Fe, NM, June
1995 New York Post, New York, NY
1995 Pasatiempo, Santa Fe, NM, April

Television Appearances
Staten Island 1
Fios 1
NBC News, New York
Fox News
Monster Garage
Joan Quinn Chronicles
MSG Network
NHL Tonight

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