A Canadian artist living in Brooklyn, 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.”
Chowaniec has exhibited internationally, including at the Barbican Centre, London; Galerija Plevnik-Kronkowska, Slovenia; Art Toronto, Galerie d’Art Jean-Claude Bergeron and the Agnes Etherington Art Centre in Canada; SOMArts Cultural Center and The Lab in San Francisco; and Knockdown Center, lorimoto, Grace Exhibition Space, StoreFront Ten Eyck and Kleinert/James Center for the Arts in New York. 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.