Opening reception: Sunday September 18th, 3pm to 5pm
Works on view through November 20th, 2022
Chicago born artist and educator James Jankowiak’s current paintings and installation focuses on the role of color and familiar form as a means of communication in our day to day environment. His emotive abstract paintings and public artworks explore the intersections between color, visual rhythm, spirituality and music.
As an educator, Jankowiak has utilized contemporary painting practice and public artworks as a vehicle for social engagement with Chicago Public School students and teachers across the entire city for over two decades.
Jankowiak’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, SAIC’s Roger Brown Study Collection, the Hyde Park Art Center, Johalla Projects, Western Exhibitions and the Chicago Cultural Center. He has also received numerous grants over the years, and is currently working on a large scale mural project for the 23rd Ward, commissioned by the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
Photo by Tom Van Eynde