Thursday, July 28, 2016


 -Vav Vavrek was born in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania and grew up in the shadows of the rusting smokestacks of Pittsburgh.  A slight brain malfunction caused him to ride screaming into the wind on a faded steel horse until he lost his voice in Phoenix, Arizona.  In 2011 Vav violently dug up his roots and tried to cultivate a new existence in the smog belt of the increasingly misnamed city of angels.  The decade long drought in California caused him to cross the continent again in 2016.  Vav is now sharing his artistic ailment at Alfred State College as an adjunct professor and technician for the Digital Media & Animation department.

-Vav Vavrek is a creator of things as well as an instigator of events. He tends to delve deeply into the refuse piles of the fortunate to aid in the expression of his deep seated agitations and anxieties.  His works and his writing evoke some of the helplessness and anger of the new lost generation. His most recent works crawl through the grimy recesses of life through explorations of addiction, mental illness, poverty, gender roles, and politics.  Vav utilizes any and all materials that he can get to adhere with his greasy fingers, including: oil, acrylic, enamel, marker, spray paint, alternative photographic processes, computer languages, scrap metal, broken electronics, low quality video, splinters of wood, and anonymous detritus.