John Roy

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John Roy is a multidisciplinary artist and socially engaged curator from Boston,
Massachusetts. Roy received a BFA from New England School of Art and Design, a MFA from California College of the Art and currently lives and works in North Providence, RI. Roy formerly co-directed The Howard Art Project, an artist-run performance venue once housed in Fields Corner and directed the alternative art space “How’s Howard?”.

Within Roy’s studio practice, common occurrences are recreated with emphasis on out-of-place recontextualization. Roy’s approach to art-making relies on observing social constructs while establishing a counterpoint to question their institutionalized and problematic position. The thoughtful situations Roy (re)creates establishes a queer anthropomorphic visual vocabulary. No longer are these mass-produced ubiquitous objects, but individual and unique in their own way—full of Roy’s personal experiences and political perspective.

Ellsworth Kelly Roadside Lillies Quick shop
Roadside Palm Quick shop
Lily and Forsythia (Double Logo Sign) Quick shop