Vladimir Radutny was born in Nikolayev, Ukraine in 1978. In 1989, he and his family arrived in Chicago as part of an immigration wave of Russian Jewish refugees from the former Soviet Union. He earned both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Architecture from The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. In 2008, Vladimir founded his Chicago-based architecture and design studio, during which time he has also held teaching appointments at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture where he continues to teach. Vladimir’s multi-disciplinary architecture practice focuses on innovative design solutions that challenge the conventional interpretations of space, function, and material use. His studio’s approach is ideas-driven, relying on imagination and experience to identify the creative nuances within each project. He believes in Architecture as an art form with capacity to not just alter space, but to change perceptions, feelings and habits, transcending the workplace, home, or in-between. His practice has been recognized with numerous AIA design awards, and in 2017 Radutny was awarded the Dubin Family Young Architect Award.
The College of DuPage Visiting Artist Series provides opportunities for the community to interact with leaders in the field of contemporary art, design and culture. Through lectures, conversations and workshops, a diverse range of art professionals provide students with new perspectives on contemporary artistic practices. This year’s series highlights artists who are committed to engaging with materiality through diverse mediums and practices.
The series is a collaboration between the Fine Arts and Architecture programs and the Cleve Carney Art Gallery. All lectures are free and open to the public. Times and Locations are subject to change.