• “Broken Star” #acryliconwood #new 6x6" part of a #series of #smallpaintings #jamesjankowiak #newpainting #contemporarypainting #line #star #chicago #chicagoartist #brokenstar #language #symbols #studio #studioshot

    “Broken Star” #acryliconwood #new 6x6" part of a #series of #smallpaintings #jamesjankowiak #newpainting #contemporarypainting #line #star #chicago #chicagoartist #brokenstar #language #symbols #studio #studioshot

    “Broken Star” #acryliconwood #new 6x6" part of a #series of #smallpaintings #jamesjankowiak #newpainting #contemporarypainting #line #star #chicago #chicagoartist #brokenstar #language #symbols #studio #studioshot

    Made a baby painting

    Made a baby painting

    Made a baby painting. #acryliconwood 4x4in #colorstudy #smallpainting #jamesjankowiak

    #studioshot #wip #comfychair #extremecloseup #paintinginprogress #jamesjankowiak (at Mana Contemporary Chicago)

    #studioshot #wip #comfychair #extremecloseup #paintinginprogress #jamesjankowiak  (at Mana Contemporary Chicago)

    #studioshot #wip #comfychair #extremecloseup #paintinginprogress #jamesjankowiak (at Mana Contemporary Chicago)

    The end of my show @cornerchicago #alteredtranslation

    The end of my show @cornerchicago #alteredtranslation

    The end of my show @cornerchicago #alteredtranslation

    My guy @kevincoval did a great job facilitating yesterday’s artist talk and also reading a few poems from “A People’s History of Chicago”, available @haymarketbooks

    My guy @kevincoval did a great job facilitating yesterday’s artist talk and also reading a few poems from “A People’s History of Chicago”, available @haymarketbooks

    My guy @kevincoval did a great job facilitating yesterday’s artist talk and also reading a few poems from “A People’s History of Chicago”, available @haymarketbooks. Thank you for a memorable Sunday in Chicago, and thanks to @lynn.basa @cornerchicago for coordinating, setting up and blessing me with the space to make this happen. #alteredtranslation #apeopleshistoryofchicago (at Corner)

    Check these out close up in person tomorrow @cornerchicago plus partake in an artist’s talk with Kevin Coval and myself, 2

    Check these out close up in person tomorrow @cornerchicago plus partake in an artist’s talk with Kevin Coval and myself, 2

    Check these out close up in person tomorrow @cornerchicago plus partake in an artist’s talk with Kevin Coval and myself, 2:30-3:30, then hear @kevincoval read from his latest from @haymarketbooks “A People’s History of Chicago”, 3:30-5pm. 2912 N Milwaukee. You can check out my mural in person too. #goodtimes #alteredtranslation #artisttalk #jamesjankowiak #kevincoval #apeopleshistoryofchicago #closingcelebration (at Corner)

    Students with Ernesto Neto @mcachicago

    Students with Ernesto Neto @mcachicago

    Students with Ernesto Neto @mcachicago

    If you are in or around town this Sunday the 8th, come on down to Avondale for the closing of my painting show and check out my new mural “Altered Translation” in person at Corner Chicago

    If you are in or around town this Sunday the 8th, come on down to Avondale for the closing of my painting show and check out my new mural “Altered Translation” in person at Corner Chicago

    If you are in or around town this Sunday the 8th, come on down to Avondale for the closing of my painting show and check out my new mural “Altered Translation” in person at Corner Chicago. I’m thrilled to announce my friend Kevin Coval will be facilitating an artist’s talk and Q/A, followed by a book signing and readings from Kevin’s latest release from Haymarket Books, “A People’s History of Chicago”. I’d love to see you there! @cornerchicago @kevincoval @haymarketbooks #artisttalk #booksigning #chicago #chicagoartists #alteredtranslation #jamesjankowiak #kevincoval #apeopleshistoryofchicago (at Corner)

    The new view from my creation lab studio @mcachicago #illtakeit

    The new view from my creation lab studio @mcachicago #illtakeit

    Work on paper, 11"x14" #colorstudy #loose #newpainting #acryliconpaper #flourescentpink #jamesjankowiak

    Work on paper, 11"x14" #colorstudy #loose #newpainting #acryliconpaper #flourescentpink #jamesjankowiak

    Work on paper, 11"x14" #colorstudy #loose #newpainting #acryliconpaper #flourescentpink #jamesjankowiak

    #newpainting no title yet #acryliconwood #glitter 6x6 inches #smallseries #jamesjankowiak #contemporarypainting #painting (at Mana Contemporary Chicago)

    #newpainting no title yet #acryliconwood #glitter 6x6 inches #smallseries #jamesjankowiak #contemporarypainting #painting  (at Mana Contemporary Chicago)

    #newpainting no title yet #acryliconwood #glitter 6x6 inches #smallseries #jamesjankowiak #contemporarypainting #painting (at Mana Contemporary Chicago)

    Got to see my poster Friday @coprosperitysphere #muramasa #bonzaimusic #tennyson @concordhall #redbullselect (at Co-Prosperity Sphere)

    Got to see my poster Friday @coprosperitysphere #muramasa #bonzaimusic #tennyson @concordhall #redbullselect  (at Co-Prosperity Sphere)

    Got to see my poster Friday @coprosperitysphere #muramasa #bonzaimusic #tennyson @concordhall #redbullselect (at Co-Prosperity Sphere)

     James Jankowiak’s solo show “Altered Translation” is going out with a “bang”. 

     James Jankowiak’s
solo show “Altered Translation” is going out with a “bang”. 

         Join us Sunday, October 8th from 2-5pm, where you will find  “Louder Than A Bomb” founder Kevin Coval facilitate an interview and Q/A with Jankowiak, reuniting a painter and a poet  who have known each other over 20 years. A shared history involving roots in Hip Hop, 40 years of combined experience working with Chicago’s youth and an eternal love for this city should make for an interesting conversation. (2-3pm)

       This will be followed by a reading from Coval’s recent book “A People’s History of Chicago” in front of Jankowiak’s new mural for Corner. (3:30-5pm)      Kevin Coval’s “A People’s History of Chicago” flips the history of Chicago to include the stories and voices of oppressed and marginalized groups. As the artistic director of Young Chicago Authors, founder of Louder Than A Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival, and professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago—where he teaches hip-hop aesthetics—he’s mentored thousands of young writers, artists, and musicians. His work has appeared in Poetry Magazine, The Daily Show, Chicago Tribune, CNN, Fake Shore Drive, Huffington Post, and four seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. Coval’s latest work, “A People’s History of Chicago” dropped in April 2017 on Haymarket Books.     James Jankowiak is a Chicago born artist and educator, spending the last 18 years working with Chicago youth throughout the greater Chicago area. Presently, he teaches a Gallery 37 contemporary practice program to high school students at Hancock College Prep, and a hard edged abstract painting class to middle schoolers at Marwen. Next year will see James celebrating his 15th year as an artist guide/studio facilitator for the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Department for Learning and Public Programs.  

         2016 also saw Jankowiak commissioned to design the artwork “The Consolation of Color” for the Chicago Transit Authority’s new Union Station Transit Center and a redesign of the entrance to the Illinois Holocaust’s Museum Youth Education Museum. He has been awarded grants from the Illinois Arts Council in 2010 and 2012, and from DCASE in 2010 and 2014. His next solo exhibition is slated for February 2018 at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. “Altered Translation” was partially funded by Corner, Urban Gateways, the Julie Shaw Memorial Grant, and crowd-funded through AIM/Hatchfund.

    I’ve donated a painting to this Friday’s fundraiser for Mexico and Puerto Rico @cacoalition #chicagoartistscoalition Happy to contribute along with so many artists I admire for a very important cause

    I’ve donated a painting to this Friday’s fundraiser for Mexico and Puerto Rico @cacoalition #chicagoartistscoalition             Happy to contribute along with so many artists I admire for a very important cause

    I’ve donated a painting to this Friday’s fundraiser for Mexico and Puerto Rico @cacoalition #chicagoartistscoalition Happy to contribute along with so many artists I admire for a very important cause. #risefromtherubble #mexicoearthquakerelief #puertorico #hurricanemaria

    My show @cornerchicago is available to see by appointment, contact jamesjankowiakstudio@gmail

    My show @cornerchicago is available to see by appointment, contact jamesjankowiakstudio@gmail

    My show @cornerchicago is available to see by appointment, contact jamesjankowiakstudio@gmail.com to set up a visit. Also, #savethedate for Sunday, October 8th, where we will be closing out the show with some very special guests, 2-5pm. #tba #alteredtranslation #jamesjankowiak #cornergallery #cornerchicago

    Looking forward to coming back in the morning…#prepped #primed #basecolor #backtothegrind #freshstart (at Mana Contemporary Chicago)

    Looking forward to coming back in the morning…#prepped #primed #basecolor #backtothegrind #freshstart  (at Mana Contemporary Chicago)

    Looking forward to coming back in the morning…#prepped #primed #basecolor #backtothegrind #freshstart (at Mana Contemporary Chicago)

    @redbull used one of my paintings to promote the incredibly talented young producer Mura Masa for his #soldout #chicago show @concordhall #muramasa #tennyson #bonzaimusic #electronica #hiphop #artpop #synthpop #songwriter #producer #trap #nudisco #chicagoshows #jamesjankowiak #dj #musician #alexcrossan (at Concord Music Hall)

    @redbull used one of my paintings to promote the incredibly talented young producer Mura Masa for his #soldout #chicago show @concordhall #muramasa #tennyson #bonzaimusic #electronica #hiphop #artpop #synthpop #songwriter #producer #trap #nudisco #chicagoshows #jamesjankowiak #dj #musician #alexcrossan  (at Concord Music Hall)

    @redbull used one of my paintings to promote the incredibly talented young producer Mura Masa for his #soldout #chicago show @concordhall #muramasa #tennyson #bonzaimusic #electronica #hiphop #artpop #synthpop #songwriter #producer #trap #nudisco #chicagoshows #jamesjankowiak #dj #musician #alexcrossan (at Concord Music Hall)

    “Tonedeaf Blues (Scales)” non functioning electronic keyboards salvaged from a #chicagopublicschool that Rahm shuttered, acrylic, mounted in wood

    “Tonedeaf Blues (Scales)” non functioning electronic keyboards salvaged from a #chicagopublicschool that Rahm shuttered, acrylic, mounted in wood

    “Tonedeaf Blues (Scales)” non functioning electronic keyboards salvaged from a #chicagopublicschool that Rahm shuttered, acrylic, mounted in wood. 20"X14", 2017. Part of the group show “Infinite Games”, curated by @johnpreus in conjunction with Rhona Hoffman Gallery and Expo Chicago. Opening reception, September 14th, 6:30-10pm, @openhousecontemporary 740 N Ogden. #infinitegamesexhibition #chicagoartexpo2017 #expochicago

    This Sunday, opening reception for “Altered Translation” 2-5pm Corner Chicago 2912 N Milwaukee Show runs until October 8th

    This Sunday, opening reception for “Altered Translation” 2-5pm                 Corner Chicago 2912 N Milwaukee     Show runs until October 8th

    This Sunday, opening reception for “Altered Translation” 2-5pm Corner Chicago 2912 N Milwaukee Show runs until October 8th. #jamesjankowiak #alteredtranslation #cornerchicago @cornerchicago

    #progress #goodnight

    #progress #goodnight

    #progress #goodnight