ABOUT THE ARTIST
As a multidisciplinary artist for over 40 years, I like to choose provocative concepts, that I execute using my various art skills in sculpture, drawing, photography, ceramics and mixed-media. I have done numerous public art projects as well as site-specific installations where I design, build, install,
direct and sometimes perform interactive art events.
Earlier in my career, I began inventing games and game boards based on life experiences of human beings. Many of my public art pieces and installations used the game board format, and often the game narrative. They had to be interactive, intuitive and visually attracting to the casual passerby in order to entice them to play. Based on today’s current events I am inspired to revisit
this concept of games - life games, political games, strategic games – the games people play – an adventure in mixed media production that engages viewer participation.
- joan zalenski -
A practicing artist in mixed-media and photography, Zalenski received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture and Ceramics from Ohio University and studied for a Masters of Fine Arts degree at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Since then her work has been exhibited nationally, from New York City to Berkeley and Oakland, California, as well as Canada. She has received grants and commissions including major public art projects in Sacramento, CA, Fort Worth, TX, Houston, TX, ArtPark in Lewiston, NY, and in Santa Fe, NM. Her work is in numerous private and corporate collections. She currently resides in New Mexico.