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Christopher Kaczmarek

Chairperson, Art and Design

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Christopher Kaczmarek, who received his MFA in Visual Art and an MA in Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory and Criticism from Purchase College, State University of New York, serves the College of the Arts at Montclair State University as an Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Art, and the Chairperson for the Department of Art and Design.

Mr. Kaczmarek has had the opportunity to present work at national and international galleries, conferences and festivals such as Art Souterrain in Montreal, Canada; the Trinity College Science Gallery, Dublin, Ireland; the Byzantine Museum of Agios Germanos, Prespes, Greece; the New York Hall of Science, Queens NY; Real Art Ways, Hartford CT; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus OH; Art Museum of the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China; Art Walk Projects, Edinburgh, Scotland; International Encounters Girona-Olot-Vic, Catalonia, Spain; and the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.

As an artist, his research spans both experimental and traditional practices, including sculpture, site specific installations, performance, video, built circuits and solar-powered objects. His work is often interactive and designed to guide the viewer towards a deeper contemplation about the inhabited environment. Recent interests have been concerned with the act of walking as a praxis for artistic production, and the shapes in which collective and collaborative environments can be formed to become spaces where imagination and creativity are used in the service of hopeful outcomes.