As an artist, graphic designer and senior lecturer in higher education, I have been conscious of the enormous changes information technology has wrought in both industrial and creative processes. This experience is reinforced by other professional work as a freelance consultant and practitioner, in the field of computer visualisation.
This development has been predated by the world-shaking evolution in science and technology that has taken place across the range of human experience in the last millennium.
I do not believe that the visual artist belongs solely in the art gallery, but out in the world observing processes that are fundamental to our way of life, and ultimately commenting on our chances of survival as a species in an increasingly complex ecology of machinery and natural forces.
This perception underlain much of my own visual studies, a selection of which appears on this site, covering several years of different kinds of work.
Jan Kaliciak Yorkshire 2005
Studied at: Huddersfield School of Art (now University of Huddersfield), Leeds College of Art (now Leeds Metropolitan University), Royal College of Art, and Oxford Polytechnic (now Oxford Brookes University).
Lectured at: Oxford (now Oxford Brookes University), Leeds (now Leeds MetropolitanUniversity), Liverpool (now John Moore's University) and Preston (now University of Lancashire) Polytechnics, also York, Bradford, Wakefield, Southport and Falmouth Colleges of Art.
Some previous exhibitions: Museum of Modern Art, Oxford; Arnolfini, Bristol; Peterloo Gallery, Manchester; Embankment Gallery, London; Chenil Gallery, Chelsea; Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool; Ferens Art Gallery, Hull; Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport.
International Print Biennales: Cartwright Hall, Bradford; British Council, Israel; Adelphi University, New York; Grenchen, Switzerland; Llubljana, Yugoslavia; Miami, Florida; Kyoto, Japan.
Work in permanent collections includes: Victoria & Albert Museum, Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester, City Art Galleries of Leeds, Sheffield, Wakeful, Salford, Bolton, Southport, Leigh, Kendal and others, California College of Arts & Crafts, University of Lancaster, St. Martin's College of Further Education Lancaster, Crewe & Alsager College, the Museums services of Derbyshire, Wiltshire. Many private collections.
© Jan Kaliciak Creative Graphic Arts 2001-2008
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