John Udvardy is a prolific modernist sculptor whose assembled structures are based in Cubist sensibilities surrounding painting and collage. The varied, elegant work weaves poetic tales of labor and leisure in stunning masses of materials including wood, stone, fired clay, nails, paint stirrers and canvas. Judith Tolnick Champa writes, "Udvardy re-assembles objects derived from his massive studio, a dense environment of collecting. Found forms and shapes are source material, a personal palette for positing and devising handsome assemblages.”
John Udvardy is Professor emeritus of the Rhode Island School of Design. He trained at the Cleveland Institute of Art and received his MFA from Yale University.