Jon Stucky is an American artist known for his vibrant and colorful paintings. Stucky was born in 1972 in Dover – the cusp of Ohio’s Amish Country. His first encounter with art was through design of Amish goods and their art, typical for its use of strong colors and patterns. Amish quilt is what this artist founds especially intriguing, having an influence on his work even today. Jon’s elaborated Art Quilts are combination of hand painted and dyed textile of various cultures worldwide.
The crucial moment for Jon was his contact with New York art scene of the 80’s. Artists such as Keith Haring, Andy Warhol or Jean Michel Basquiat- fascinated him. During this time, he was also influenced by his visit to New Zealand and Australia, where he saw the works of Maori and Aboriginal cultures.
Jon Stucky graduated in textile design at The Cleveland Institute of Art, Ohio. While studying, he started to work on projects involving the community arts department of The Cleveland Museum of Art – creating murals and costumes for the events.
His work can be found in private and public collections worldwide including American Visionary Art Museum, Georgia Southern Museum of Art, Lyon France Museum of Art, Nike, House of Blues and many others.