BIO

Michael Bykovski is a painter, architect and designer, and a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Before attending RISD he studied with Victor Skersis, a prominent figure of the analytical branch of Moscow Conceptualism. He has exhibited his work in group and solo shows throughout the East Coast. Bykovski was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York.


STATEMENT

The primary aspiration of my work is to explore the link between abstraction, subconscious imagery, and the natural sciences. The element of surprise is crucial to my projects, and I frequently challenge and alter my process in order to avoid relying on a planned set of techniques.. Fantasy, nature, mythology, and dream-like imagery form the basis of my work, encouraging the viewer to craft their own imaginative interpretation of each piece.

PRESS
Ugallery:
“Michael Bykovski is a modern day explorer. Although abstract expressionists like Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline, and De Kooning inspire him, Michael is driven by sensory excitement rather than emotional expression. His desire to achieve an ultimate outward beauty and inspiring aesthetics contributes to the primal and seductive quality of his work.” -Kurt Yalcin

 

Design Line; Rhode Island Art:
“Bykovski’s pieces lend themselves beautifully to groupings of 3 or 4, depending on the wall area to be covered.” -Kelly Taylor

2019

NYC Art Expo, Pier 90, NY

Solo Show, ByName Gallery, Soho

2018

The Wurks Group Show, Providence, RI

Art by Architects at New York Genome Center, NY

LIC Arts Open  Summer Show, LIC, NY


2016

Lore Collection Solo Show, Providence, RI

2015

Red Dot Art Show, Miami, FL

Studio 26 Holiday Show, NYC, NY

Lore Collection Pop-Up Show, Providence, RI


2014

Synthesis (Group Show), Anchor Gallery, Providence, RI

Group Show, Chapel View Fine Art June Show, Cranston, RI


2013

Salon Show, OneWay Gallery, Narragansett, RI

Group Show, OneWay Gallery, Narragansett, RI

World of Art Showcase, Raleigh, NC

RISD Alumni Sale, May 4, Providence, RI

 

Education

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)

Bachelor of Architecture 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 

 

contact: bykovstudio@gmail.com