Ian Swanson

Ian Swanson creates works that exist within the liminal state between their own dissolution and causation, using his studio practice as a catalyst towards a casual yet sophisticated investigation of cultural and historical modalities. In his works, reductions of discarded possibilities toil through repeated actions towards an elusive and unexpected outcome.

Ian Swanson is a visual artist living in Brooklyn, NY. He has had solo or collaborative exhibitions throughout the US and abroad. Swanson co-founded artist run galleries ORG in Detroit, and hotelart.us in NY. He currently runs objetosexual.info, a media label and curatorial initiative collaborating with visual artists, audio artists, and those hybridizing these media. He also co-operates egodrift.in, an esoteric art and information store, with Wendy Ross.

Swanson was born in Detroit, MI and was raised in the suburbs east of the city. He attended Wayne State University in Detroit, where he received his BFA in painting. He received an MFA from Pratt Institute in 2013.