American, b. 1984 in Lewiston, NY, based in Los Angeles, CA.
Jacob Kassay’s practice is experimental and conceptual in method and making. Hovering between painting, sculpture and interactive installation, his work is conceived as a response to space. The arrangement of an exhibition and how his pieces interact with the surrounding architecture – and ultimately their audience – is key to understanding the essence of his work. Kassay’s paintings interrelate and form multiple dialogues: with each other, with the space around them and with the viewer. From his silver blurry mirrors to his latest works the language of materials is important to Kassay, who pays great attention to form, surface, objectivity and physicality.
He holds a BFA from the State University of New York, Buffalo (2006).
Selected recent exhibitions
OTNY, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, USA, 2017
Jacob Kassay (You), Art:Concept, Paris, France, 2016
IJK, 303 Gallery, New York, USA, 2013
Expo 1, MOMA/PS1, New York, USA, 2013
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, UK, 2011