"Palmer 2," 2016

Nolan Jankowski

Nolan Sheehan Jankowski examines the actions and practices that grow out of specific land-based sites, depositing them in an alternate place and time. By extracting these practices and actions from their element, Jankowski negates a stable definition of place and practice, and probes more deeply into an understanding of nostalgia, or that which has passed and cannot be recreated. In the vain of the absurd, he explores the construction of mundane rituals, in different locations that often have comical results. 

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Jankowski attended The New School, The University of Wisconsin (BA, 2013), and San Francisco Art Institute (MFA, 2015). As a mentor and teacher, Jankowski works closely with disconnected youth. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally, and currently lives and works in San Francisco, CA.