• “Storm One” acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 2019 60″x72″

    “Storm One” acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 2019 60″x72″

    “Storm One” acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 2019 60″x72″

    Next Saturday, join @coleypierce and I for a look at our two man show and artist’s talk at 3pm

    Next Saturday, join @coleypierce and I for a look at our two man show and artist’s talk at 3pm

    Next Saturday, join @coleypierce and I for a look at our two man show and artist’s talk at 3pm! Thank you @iunorthwest and @pacheco_chicago_gary for making this happen. #twomanshow #thesetwopainters #universityofindiana #garyindiana #chicagopainters #artisttalk (at Indiana University Northwest)https://www.instagram.com/p/BygzBkhlzNi/?igshid=o6acog8x0pde

    Current Exhibits — South Shore Arts, Northwest Indiana

    Tomorrow, March 3rd, join me 1-3pm for the opening reception for “Rhythm Over Schism”. I’ll be facilitating a walkthrough of my exhibition at 2pm. 

    My Marwen students responding to the Arthur Jafa video “Love is the Message, the Message is Death” @mcachicago this morning

    My Marwen students responding to the Arthur Jafa video “Love is the Message, the Message is Death” @mcachicago this morning

    My Marwen students responding to the Arthur Jafa video “Love is the Message, the Message is Death” @mcachicago this morning. I normally skip this work with CPS kids that I don’t know, but we had a discussion about the video before our visit, and they all wanted to experience it together as a group. They unanimously were deeply moved, and even a couple of them shed some tears. I asked if I did the right thing by them and they all felt everyone should see the video. They shared feelings of a new perspective on how powerfully art can alter the way we see things. Here are a few of the students processing their feelings and adding their reactions to the posting wall in the rest area outside the video. #arthurjafa #prisoneroflove #mcachicago #marwen (at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago)https://www.instagram.com/jamesjankowiak/p/BuPinllFafd/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=jhklz2c3x4ob

    Issue 2  Rhythm Over Schism, Never Trust A Guy Who Hates Dogs

    #detail #wip #painting (at Mana Contemporary)

    #detail #wip #painting  (at Mana Contemporary)

    #detail #wip #painting (at Mana Contemporary)https://www.instagram.com/p/Bto8lt5l2P7/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=18ymos5m8vyrv

    #acryliconpanel 12”x9” #painting #jamesjankowiak #studioshot (at Mana Contemporary)

    #acryliconpanel 12”x9” #painting #jamesjankowiak #studioshot  (at Mana Contemporary)

    #acryliconpanel 12”x9” #painting #jamesjankowiak #studioshot (at Mana Contemporary)https://www.instagram.com/p/Btb4iuSFgwe/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1jwvq5jk6nc2d

    From yesterday’s #pd @marwenarts #teachingartistretreat #teacherprofessionaldevelopment (at Marwen)

    From yesterday’s #pd @marwenarts #teachingartistretreat #teacherprofessionaldevelopment  (at Marwen)

    From yesterday’s #pd @marwenarts #teachingartistretreat #teacherprofessionaldevelopment (at Marwen)https://www.instagram.com/p/BtJmczElbYC/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=55xv4n2wjl05

    Central and Remote, acrylic on panel 16”x16” #tbt 2012 #painting #color #circle #square #spirit #body #shape #symbolism #opticalillusion #center #contemporarypainting #jamesjankowiak #artist #chicagoartist #chicagoartists #arte #centralandremote

    Central and Remote, acrylic on panel 16”x16” #tbt 2012 #painting #color #circle #square #spirit #body #shape #symbolism #opticalillusion #center #contemporarypainting #jamesjankowiak #artist #chicagoartist #chicagoartists #arte #centralandremote

    Central and Remote, acrylic on panel 16”x16” #tbt 2012 #painting #color #circle #square #spirit #body #shape #symbolism #opticalillusion #center #contemporarypainting #jamesjankowiak #artist #chicagoartist #chicagoartists #arte #centralandremote https://www.instagram.com/p/BseEdqLF8Z4/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=52j4x1zrwfmf

    Reworked an old one and sent it off to @southshorearts #revisit #rework #sendoff #show #artist #chicagoartist #jamesjankowiak #painting #southshore (at South Shore Arts)

    Reworked an old one and sent it off to @southshorearts #revisit #rework #sendoff #show #artist #chicagoartist #jamesjankowiak #painting #southshore  (at South Shore Arts)

    Reworked an old one and sent it off to @southshorearts #revisit #rework #sendoff #show #artist #chicagoartist #jamesjankowiak #painting #southshore (at South Shore Arts)https://www.instagram.com/p/BsRDSuplMIH/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=say82qbrls1v

    First completed work of 2019, started it about this time last year

    First completed work of 2019, started it about this time last year

    First completed work of 2019, started it about this time last year. Acrylic, rolling papers, collage and painted tape on wood. 24”x24” #newyear #painting #2019 #acryliconwood #collage #contemporarypainting #contemporaryartist #artist #painter #chicagoartist #untitled #artecontemporanea #arte #pintura #abstractpainting #mixedmedia #rollingpapers #mandala #ritual #repetition #center #meditation #abstraction #jamesjankowiak #firstpaintingof2019 (at Mana Contemporary)https://www.instagram.com/p/BsMDL3ElySu/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=x7s40f7trgty

    Tweaked this one

    Tweaked this one

    Tweaked this one. #playing #xo #revisited #acryliconwood #contemporarypainting #painting #plexi #artecontemporanea #hugsandkisses #happynewyear 12”x12” #studio (at Mana Contemporary)https://www.instagram.com/p/Br9AtrUl1wA/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=a0es2qatlxar

    #smallpainting 12”x9” #acryliconpanel #abstractpainting #contemporarypainting #color #study #smallpaintings #contemporaryartist #painting #art #arte #artecontemporanea #nonobjective #line #jamesjankowiak #artist #painter #chicagoartist (at Mana Contemporary)

    #smallpainting 12”x9” #acryliconpanel #abstractpainting #contemporarypainting #color #study #smallpaintings #contemporaryartist #painting #art #arte #artecontemporanea #nonobjective #line #jamesjankowiak #artist #painter #chicagoartist  (at Mana Contemporary)

    #smallpainting 12”x9” #acryliconpanel #abstractpainting #contemporarypainting #color #study #smallpaintings #contemporaryartist #painting #art #arte #artecontemporanea #nonobjective #line #jamesjankowiak #artist #painter #chicagoartist (at Mana Contemporary)https://www.instagram.com/p/Br6Y_ckF6S1/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=fjuxkb3v9jzs

    Acrylic and plexiglass on wood 12”x12” #studioshot #painting #jamesjankowiak #jamesjankowiak #contemporaryart #contemporarypainting #art (at Mana Contemporary)

    Acrylic and plexiglass on wood 12”x12” #studioshot #painting #jamesjankowiak #jamesjankowiak #contemporaryart #contemporarypainting #art  (at Mana Contemporary)

    Acrylic and plexiglass on wood 12”x12” #studioshot #painting #jamesjankowiak #jamesjankowiak #contemporaryart #contemporarypainting #art (at Mana Contemporary)https://www.instagram.com/p/Brqzpr1FwY6/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=80wwnczza6cz

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    Subscribe to my newsletter! This issue has great last minute gift ideas. Buy an awesome portfolio of Risographs through Print Project Chicago and support Chicago Public Schools health and wellness programming. Or pick up the new book “Elevated”, an amazing book documenting the artwork found amongst the Chicago Transit Authority (my Union Station work is featured) or collect an original painting on my new online shop. Thanks to those who started collecting already! Use discount code STUDIOSALE for free shipping until the end of December. Here’s a sample of some of the work I’m offering at wholesale prices. #onlineart #artcollectors #artcollection #collectingart #chicagoartist #supportlivingartists

    Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

    James

    #fired #clay #sculpture #Bella #ghostdog #dobermanpinscher

    #fired #clay #sculpture #Bella #ghostdog #dobermanpinscher

    #fired #clay #sculpture #Bella #ghostdog #dobermanpinscherhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BroB20FlPUl/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=q371j9gqcc1v

    Pink creeping in

    Pink creeping in

    Pink creeping in. #detail #wip (at Mana Contemporary)https://www.instagram.com/p/BrmFomnlyJP/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1skee9kivdth0

    #wip #studio #lemonlime (at Mana Contemporary)

    #wip #studio #lemonlime  (at Mana Contemporary)

    #wip #studio #lemonlime (at Mana Contemporary)https://www.instagram.com/p/BrbeBvvFvz7/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1pvq4kp7tvn4l

    Happy to reunite with fellow teaching artist @maudib8085206 and his fantastic students from #whitneyyoung #chicagopublicschool @mcachicago @mcacreationlab #teachingartist #artteacher (at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago)

    Happy to reunite with fellow teaching artist @maudib8085206 and his fantastic students from #whitneyyoung #chicagopublicschool @mcachicago @mcacreationlab #teachingartist #artteacher  (at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago)

    Happy to reunite with fellow teaching artist @maudib8085206 and his fantastic students from #whitneyyoung #chicagopublicschool @mcachicago @mcacreationlab #teachingartist #artteacher (at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago)https://www.instagram.com/p/BrZXKxGFe8J/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=dlbr9gomjktc

    Had a very special Sunday facilitating my first ever Touch Tour, designed specifically for visitors with limited vision to experience contemporary art through listening to an interview with the artist and touching objects related to the exhibition

    Had a very special Sunday facilitating my first ever Touch Tour, designed specifically for visitors with limited vision to experience contemporary art through listening to an interview with the artist and touching objects related to the exhibition

    Had a very special Sunday facilitating my first ever Touch Tour, designed specifically for visitors with limited vision to experience contemporary art through listening to an interview with the artist and touching objects related to the exhibition. It was an honor to lead a conversation with @mmmikah on the final day of her show @mcachicago. I’m going to miss seeing this painting peeking from behind the curtain on the third floor, and all of the great dialogue this work has inspired with the CPS students I’ve toured over the last few months. #chicagoworks #mikahoribuchi #touchtour (at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago)https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq6EoLHFkJH/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=kv9687h7ouy3