MESSENGER PIGEON IN THE MOONLIGHT
oil on board, 40 x 40 cm
James Razko (b. 1987, NJ, USA) works with several distinct and interwoven bodies of work that exploreestablished culture, conflict, and social justice. Informed by pop culture, history, and personal experience,Razko's oeuvre eschews overtly political paintings, instead opting for poetic imagery, likeMessengerPigeon in the Moonlight, to foster dialogue while challenging biases, belief systems, and tropes. Recently,his work employs Trompe l'oeil to among other things, investigate notions of truth in the post-truth era.Razko earned his B.F.A. at Stockton University in 2011 and his M.F.A. at the New York Academy of Artin 2015. Solo Exhibitions of his work have recently been organized at Spring Break, New York, NY(2021); Stockton University, Pomona, NJ (2018); The Noyes Museum of Art, Atlantic City, NJ (2016).His work is published in the acclaimed book, The Figure. In 2018, Razko received the ElizabethGreenshields Foundation grant.
Razko earned his Master of Fine Arts degree at the New York Academy of Art in 2015. During his time at the Academy, he received the Academy Scholarship, the New Jersey Heart of a Hero Scholarship, was awarded a summer residency in Moscow, Russia, and was one of six nominated for the Chubb Fellowship. His work is published in the acclaimed book, The Figure. In 2018, Razko received a grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.