I am an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Philadelphia, PA. My sculpture and animations explore how we internalize and experience landscape, memory, and wonder. I am currently an Assistant Professor of Visual Storytelling at Kutztown University. Previously, I was a lecturer of Design and Animation at the Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania and Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. I received my MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and BA from Vassar College. My animation work has screened at the Japan Media Arts Festival in Tokyo, Japan, the National Museum of Australia, Canberra, and the Animation Block Party in Brooklyn, NY My sculptures have been exhibited at the Vancouver Art Gallery in Vancouver, BC, the Arlington Art Center in Arlington, VA, and Julius Caesar Gallery in Chicago, IL.

Residencies include the Hacktory in Philadelphia, a Visual Arts fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Mellon Artist-in-Residence at the Penn Program in the Environmental Humanities, and a summer residency at the Wassiac Project. Awards include the 2019 G Holmes Perkins Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, the Juror’s Prize at the 25th Annual McNeese Works on Paper Juried Exhibition in 2012, a Fulbright Grant in 2008 to study Chinese traditional landscape painting in Hangzhou, China, and the Weitzel Barber Art Travel Prize in 2006 to study Buddhist sculpture practices in Western China.

My studio is located at the Queen Memorial Work Studios in Grays Ferry.

Reach me at jarivkin at gmail dot com.