About the Artist
A self-taught artist, Volonis entered one of his earliest pieces (Chair, #2) in the 2005 GLAAD OUTAuction where he won the award for Best Emerging Artist – Mixed Media. That same chair also appeared in the May 2012 edition of Elle Décor Magazine. He continued his work with copper tubing by making tables, chairs, and other functional works of art. In 2008 his work expanded into a series of wall-mounted sculptures.
Volonis’ creative work incorporates a wide variety of themes including: human biological processes, the natural world and man’s relationship to it, hidden systems, technology and contemporary culture, the implicit balance between order and chaos, among others. He views his work as a collaboration between the material with its limitations and his own intentions and designs.
Volonis' work has appeared in: Elle Décor, Lonny Magazine, Freshome, Design Milk, Artsicle, Gotham Gazette, Examiner.com, and the Brooklyn Paper. He was also selected as one of NYC’s top emerging artists in December of 2011 and was the 2005 Best Emerging Artist in Mixed Media at the GLAAD OUTAuction. Most recently he exhibited works at the 2013 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) at the Javits Center in Manhattan.