John Houck explores the mediated image and the highly repetitive technical drives that dominate contemporary life. Houck works with photography and sculpture. Through a combination of physical intervention and reprinting, he creates layered works that function as both image and object.

Houck studied architecture as an undergraduate and earned an M.F.A. from UCLA in 2007. He has attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Mountain School of Arts, and Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program. He was in several group shows this summer in NY, including Leads to Another at Kate Werble Gallery and Through the Warp at Regina Rex. This fall he will have a solo show at Franklin Art Works in Minneapolis.

John will continue working on his Aggregates series during his Governor’s Island residency and develop a new body of work around exploits used by hackers.

Image credit: courtesy of the artist