Director of the Graduate School of Art
Florence and Frank Bush Professor of Art at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University.
Patricia Olynyk's work investigates science and technology related themes and the ways that social systems and institutional structures shape our understanding of human life, society, and the natural world.
Working across disciplines to develop “third culture” projects, she frequently collaborates with research scientists, humanists, cinematographers, and industry specialists. Olynyk’s work has been featured at Palazzo Michiel, Venice in an ancillary exhibition of the Venice Architecture Biennial, the Los Angeles International Biennial, The Brooklyn Museum, the Saitama Modern Art Museum in Japan, and Museo del Corso in Rome. Her solo exhibitions include:Sensing Terrains at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., Dark Skies at the Art I Sci Center Gallery at UCLA, andTransfigurations at Galeria Grafica Tokio, Tokyo, Japan.