Silver gelatin print
14 x 14 inches
Series: Walking The Line (edition 8/25)
Signed verso pencil
Courtesy of the artist
Fair Market Value
BIO: Joe Ziolkowski (Jacksonville, FL, United States) received a Masters of Science in Education, concentration: Art Education from Nazareth College of Rochester, a Master of Fine Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He is currently Assistant Professor of Photography and Art at SUNY Genesee Community College, Batavia, NY, where he is also SUNY COIL Nodal Network Coordinator. He has also taught at several institutions including Rochester Institute of Technology, Center for Creative Studies (Detroit), Museum of Contemporary Art, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College. He has been awarded artist residencies at Paul ArtSpace, Jentel Foundation, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, English Harbour Arts Centre and Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. His work has been widely exhibited, nationally and internationally and he is the author of two monographs, Walking the Line (1992) and Pressure (1997).
STATEMENT: For more than 20 years I have been capitalizing on the ability of photography to record time, capture space and highlight the pulse of eras. At the root of my work is how we interact with the body, how we encounter each other’s bodies, and our own, how we sense the state of the body, how the body travels through trauma, disease and states of transition, along with the physical aspects of selfhood. Working with the body allows me to address the larger concerns of loss, disease and transcendence. Travel with me and I witness the early days of HIV and its aftermath. Fallen, from the publication Walking the Line, catches the human gure in gesture, displaying emotions, and authentic self- expression. Published by Bruno Gmunder Verlag, this collection of human studies educates the viewer on the beauty of the lines of the body. My monograph appeals aesthetically in a visceral and a literal sense, and is only the beginning of a lively dialogue between images and subjects.