Ry Rocklen’s work paradoxically reflect at once a respect for the Duchampian sculptural tradition and an anarchic rebellion against art historical constraints. Collecting cast-off objects from the streets, dumps, or thrift stores, he doctors and assembles them into readymade sculptures charged with an eccentric delicacy that gives them a second, more “poetic” life. Rocklen was featured in the 2008 Whitney Biennial and the 2011 exhibition Greater LA, curated by Ben Godsill and Joel Mesler in New York. He has held solo exhibitions throughout the US, Europe, and Asia and will be featured in the Upcoming Hammer Biennial Made in L.A. opening June 7th. He received his M.F.A. at the University of Southern California and B.A. from UCLA. Ry Rocklen lives and works in Los Angeles, California.