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Faculty Biography - Janina Ciezadlo

Faculty Biography - Janina Ciezadlo

Janina Ciezadlo

Janina Ciezadlo


B.F.A. Indiana University
M.A. Indiana University
M.F.A. Indiana University

Room 2430 Des Plaines

Personal Statement

Janina Ciezadlo is an artist and writer living in Chicago. She holds a BFA and an MFA in printmaking and an MA in comparative literature from Indiana University Bloomington. She teaches Women, Art and Culture. She has exhibited prints, watercolors, and photographs at Koscielak Gallery in Chicago, The Holland Area Arts Council, Efebos Café, NOVA Art Fair, the Phantom Gallery Network and twice in Oakton's Woman and Gender Studies exhibitions at the Koehnline Museum.  She was an Artist-In-Residence at OxBow School of the Arts and several times at Ragdale.  In 2010 she was honored by the Chicago Woman's Caucus for Art for her contributions to women in the arts.

Ms. Ciezadlo's reviews and criticism appear in the New City, the Chicago Reader, Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, The Chicago Artist's News and Bridge and Prompt. She is a member of Chicago Art Critic's Association the International Art Critic's Association. In the Summer of 2009 she was selected to participate in the International Arts Journalism Institute in the Visual Arts, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S.Department of State at American University in Washington DC.

Her poetry and photographs appear in After Hours, A Journal of Chicago Poetry and Art, and Hubbub. She has been participating regularly in the Chicago Calling International Arts Festival. Scholarly publications include the Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Fine Arts and The Proceedings of the Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery.

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As a student, Jake Harris cofounded Students for Social Justice and lobbied to bring fair trade coffee to Oakton’s cafeterias.



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