Two Images by Janina Ciezadlo
False and Treacherous Companions
FIgure in Space
Janina A. Ciezadlo is an artist and critic in Chicago. She is a contributing writer for the New City, and her work has appeared in the Chicago Reader; Afterimage, The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism; Bridge; Artscopeand the Chicago Art Critic's Association publications. Several of her poems and photographs have appeared in afterhour, a journal of Chicago poetry and art. She has participated in Chicago Calling and Bauhaus 9090. Her scholarly work has appeared in the Yearbook of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Proceedings of the Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imager. She has been a participant in an International Arts Journalism Institute in the Visual Arts sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the US Department of State (Cultural Programs), a resident at Ragdale and an Artist-in-Residence at Oxbow and the recipient of a Works-in-Progress grant from the Illinois Arts Council (for Luminous Herbarium).Ciezadlo has served as President and Vice-President of her part-time faculty local and was the recipient of an award from the Chicago Women's Caucus for Art (2010) for art and contributions to women in the arts.
"My work takes place on the border between the visual arts and language. I wander back and forth between modes, often merging verbal and visual tropes at other times, my efforts diverge." Website: www.merelycirculating.com
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