Alex Chowaniec’s projects engage intertwined questions of technology and the body; a gendered body as a social technology, and a national body as enviro-political mythology.
Alex Chowaniec is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY and Co Founder of Chowaniec Projects, visualizing climate action through art.
Chowaniec has exhibited internationally, including at the Barbican Centre, London; Art Toronto, Galerie d’Art Jean-Claude Bergeron and the Agnes Etherington Art Centre in Canada; Knockdown Center, National Academy of Design, Ortega y Gasset Projects, lorimoto, Grace Exhibition Space, StoreFront Ten Eyck and Kleinert/James Center for the Arts in New York; and SOMArts Cultural Center and The Lab in San Francisco. She is represented in Canada by Wall Space Gallery and Beaux-arts des Amériques, Montréal. Chowaniec holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, graduating with the Irene Pijoan Memorial Painting Award, and Joan Mitchell Foundation, Headlands Centre for the Arts, and SECA Award (SFMOMA) nominations. She received her BFA Honors from Queen’s University, in Canada.
The democratization of access to art is critical. Chowaniec’s goal is to expand how we achieve this; working in hybrid media (traditional and new) with the conscious goal of creating multiple access points for viewer engagement. Chowaniec is a contributing writer for the Brooklyn Rail.
To find out more about the artist, visit Alex Chowaniec's webpage. To learn more about Alex's, and her sister Chris's, collaborative art project visit Chowaniec Projects. Their inaugural project, STARDUST, was held at Project SPACE from September 13th to October 14th, 2017. This was featured in Canadian Art Magazine's Must Sees feature.
Benjamin Sutton’s “Artists Teach You How to Make Collaborative Drawings, DIY Reliquaries, Read Tarot and More” (Hyperallergic, 2018)
STARDUST at Project SPACE, article on Apt613 (October 2017)
April, 2017: Chowaniec Projects launches, read more.
Interview with Donald Kuspit at Brooklyn Rail (2016)
David Molesky’s “(Non-Traditional) Matryoshka Dolls by Alex Chowaniec” (Juxtapose Magazine, 2014)
Hrag Vartanian's "Before the Studios Open" (Hyperallergic, 2014)