Janine Miedzik uses abstract visual interruptions to re-shape an awareness of our surroundings. Working with bright and blunt materials she examines the context of presentation. Her often-temporary objects and veneers become bodily stand-ins and carry the act of making marks, replayed and reworked, on every leg of her journey. Known for a practice that articulates observations and responses to the built environment Miedzik’s works with a range of media; painting, wall-works photo-based collages installations and sculpture.
Her work has been represented at Drabinsky Gallery in Toronto and been included in several group exhibitions in Canada and most recently in Berlin and Denmark. In June 2012 Janine produced a large-scale commissioned wall-work for Relative Space in Toronto. Her work in held in corporate and private collections in Canada, the US, the Netherlands and UAE. She received a BFA with distinction from OCAD University and is completing her MFA at the University of Guelph.
Links / Updates
The Wardens Today
Janine Miedzik by Sagan MacIsaac | August 30 2012
The National Post
Along the Mink Mile by Leah Sandals | July 14 2011
Must See Art by Fran Schecter | June 19 2011
Abstraction With the Brakes Off: Janine Miedzik at Drabinsky Gallery by Donald Brackett | 2009