• “Stretched Sideways” acrylic on wood panel 72”x48 #new #painting #jamesjankowiak #contemporaryart (at Mana Contemporary Chicago)

    “Stretched Sideways” acrylic on wood panel 72”x48 #new #painting #jamesjankowiak #contemporaryart  (at Mana Contemporary Chicago)

    “Stretched Sideways” acrylic on wood panel 72”x48 #new #painting #jamesjankowiak #contemporaryart (at Mana Contemporary Chicago)

    “Decked Out” @marwenarts 2018, today was our last day

    “Decked Out” @marwenarts 2018, today was our last day

    “Decked Out” @marwenarts 2018, today was our last day! So much fun. #teachingartist #skateboards #graffiti #chicago #marwenarts

    I Was Raised on the Internet is a major hit

    I Was Raised on the Internet is a major hit

    I Was Raised on the Internet is a major hit. Dense, compact, a little overwhelming for a 48 year old who likes space between work. But that realization has just enhanced my experience after visiting with my Marwen teens. They schooled me. They were all over it. It’s so beautiful to see young artists have fun in a contemporary art show. 90% of them never visited @mcachicago They will definitely be coming back. #iwasraisedontheinternet @marwenarts #itsbeenagoodday

    #happy4thofjuly #painting #deconstructed #americanflag 6”x6” #spraypaint #acrylic #jamesjankowiak

    #happy4thofjuly #painting #deconstructed #americanflag 6”x6” #spraypaint #acrylic #jamesjankowiak

    #happy4thofjuly #painting #deconstructed #americanflag 6”x6” #spraypaint #acrylic #jamesjankowiak

    #studio #wip #painting #jamesjankowiak #happy4th #breaktime (at Mana Contemporary Chicago)

    #studio #wip #painting #jamesjankowiak #happy4th #breaktime  (at Mana Contemporary Chicago)

    #studio #wip #painting #jamesjankowiak #happy4th #breaktime (at Mana Contemporary Chicago)

    On another shitty day in America, it’s a good time to share a good time had on Sunday at the 4th annual Mariachi festival

    On another shitty day in America, it’s a good time to share a good time had on Sunday at the 4th annual Mariachi festival

    On another shitty day in America, it’s a good time to share a good time had on Sunday at the 4th annual Mariachi festival. We had a fantastic time last year, but this year was just extra beautiful considering the shit show this country has become. But the beauty of our city will always lead the way to America’s bright future. The beauty of children laying in the grass in their parents laps, listening to music together. The beauty of #prideweekend integrated into the physical being of the visual landscape of our skyline- the cool breeze off of Lake Michigan resulted in an ethereal fog machine sky, like as if Chicago is a rock star on stage. #chimariachifest #mariachifestival #chicago #chicagoskyline #chicagosky #milleniumpark #mariachi #freeconcert @chicagodcase #heretostay #nomoreconcentrationcamps #resist #chicagoisbeautiful (at Millennium Park)

    #wip #detail #painting

    #wip #detail #painting

    #wip #detail #painting

    Nas’ new album “Nasir” is my summer’s pick of 2018 #nas ☀️🔥

    Nas’ new album “Nasir” is my summer’s pick of 2018 #nas ☀️🔥

    Nas’ new album “Nasir” is my summer’s pick of 2018 #nas ☀️🔥

    James Maurice Jankowiak, the man who was my real dad, not my blood dad

    James Maurice Jankowiak, the man who was my real dad, not my blood dad

    James Maurice Jankowiak, the man who was my real dad, not my blood dad. May his beautiful soul rest in perpetual peace. Happy Father’s Day to all my friends who have complicated Father’s Days.

    It’s a wrap at Marcus Garvey CPS

    It’s a wrap at Marcus Garvey CPS

    It’s a wrap at Marcus Garvey CPS. Alma Thomas inspired collaboration, student driven workshops involving 4-5th graders teaching 1-2nd graders. @urbangateways #chicagopublicschools #chicagoyouth #southsidechicago #almathomas #collaboration (at Garvey MElementarySchool)

    All money goes to Chicago Public Schools Health and Wellness Program’s

    All money goes to Chicago Public Schools Health and Wellness Program’s

    All money goes to Chicago Public Schools Health and Wellness Program’s. It’s such an honor to share in this project, to be included with this roster. Get a suite before they’re gone.

    5th grade #almathomas inspired pieces using tape as a paint substitute, I’m applying a thick coat of acrylic gel medium to all of the student’s work to make it permanent for a public installation in the school

    5th grade #almathomas inspired pieces using tape as a paint substitute, I’m applying a thick coat of acrylic gel medium to all of the student’s work to make it permanent for a public installation in the school

    5th grade #almathomas inspired pieces using tape as a paint substitute, I’m applying a thick coat of acrylic gel medium to all of the student’s work to make it permanent for a public installation in the school. @urbangateways #chicagopublicschools #teachingartist (at Garvey MElementarySchool)

    Some work by my @afterschoolmatters painting apprentices

    Some work by my @afterschoolmatters painting apprentices

    Some work by my @afterschoolmatters painting apprentices. Each #painting is 20”x16” and will be installed permanently in Hancock HS this summer in a collaborative work. #chicagoartists #youngartists #teachingartist #collaboration #installation #chicagoyouth #chicagopublicschools #contemporarypainting #paintings #afterschoolmatters

    Some of my student’s work from my @afterschoolmatters painting program

    Some of my student’s work from my @afterschoolmatters painting program

    Some of my student’s work from my @afterschoolmatters painting program. These works, along with several others, are to be permanently installed this summer at Hancock HS, located on the southwest side of #chicago. #hardedgepainting #paintingclass #afterschoolmatters #contemporarypainting #chicagoyouth #youngartists #chicagopublicschools #teachingartist #collaborativeart #installation #paintings (at John Hancock College Prep High School)

    Charles Ray “Silver” 2015

    Charles Ray “Silver” 2015

    Charles Ray “Silver” 2015

    Still stapled to the wall, but I’m calling it done

    Still stapled to the wall, but I’m calling it done

    Still stapled to the wall, but I’m calling it done. Acrylic and spray paint on canvas 48”x72” #untitled #painting #studioshot #abstractpainting #jamesjankowiak #contemporaryart #contemporaryartist #contemporarypainting #chicagoartist #hotaf #paintingtoday #summerinchicago

    #tbt One of my all time favorite teaching artist experiences was back in 2013 with this group of 6th graders from Fairfield Academy

    #tbt One of my all time favorite teaching artist experiences was back in 2013 with this group of 6th graders from Fairfield Academy

    #tbt One of my all time favorite teaching artist experiences was back in 2013 with this group of 6th graders from Fairfield Academy. I used a collaboration between @jennyholzer and @ladypinknyc as our “anchor” art and all of my students created #truisms and rocked them on T-shirt’s for their end of year celebration. I believe this photo was taken by my pal @doublebrightness who helped me document parts of the residency. #chicagopublicschools @urbangateways #teachingartist #messaging #advertising #language #voice #chicagoyouth #tshirts #contemporarypractice #artinschools #learningthroughart #contemporaryart #jennyholzer #ladypink #lessonplans

    PRINT PROJECT CHICAGO

    Hey all! Art class and art teachers are becoming a thing of the past in Chicago Public Schools. Support Print Project Chicago, and enhance your art collection and help out the under-resourced students of CPS at the same time. It’s an honor to be included along with Michelle Grabner, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Kellie Romany, and Molly Roth Scranton in a brand new suite of limited edition Risographs. Only $200.00 gets you 5 prints, limited to an edition of 30. Thanks in advance for your support!

    @instagram please note- artists make 72”x48” #paintings

    @instagram please note- artists make 72”x48” #paintings

    @instagram please note- artists make 72”x48” #paintings. #sectionofapainting (at Mana Contemporary Chicago)

    Grateful for getting to participate in an intense but enlightening trauma-informed learning professional development with the great Shipra Parikh from UofC and a bunch of my awesome @marwenarts teaching artist colleagues

    Grateful for getting to participate in an intense but enlightening trauma-informed learning professional development with the great Shipra Parikh from UofC and a bunch of my awesome @marwenarts teaching artist colleagues

    Grateful for getting to participate in an intense but enlightening trauma-informed learning professional development with the great Shipra Parikh from UofC and a bunch of my awesome @marwenarts teaching artist colleagues. Thank you Marwen for helping teaching artists expand their possibilities by making them available. #marwen #teachingartists (at Marwen)