Ry Rocklen

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Ry Rocklen was born in Los Angeles in 1978; he earned a BFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2001, and an MFA from the University of Southern California in 2006. In a practice incorporating assemblage, installation and sculpture, Rocklen interrogates objecthood and readily puns on culture, maintaining a consistently open, accessible approach. His work has been exhibited at Mark Jancou Contemporary, New York; Parker Jones, Los Angeles; Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, PS. 1 Contemporary Art Center, and elsewhere; it is held in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.