Project 2: Chicago Public Schools

Co-Creators: Amy Falkowski & Andrew Falkowski

Artists: Kellie Romany, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Michelle Grabner, James Jankowiak, and Molly Roth Scranton

Amy Falkowski received her BFA at Kansas City Art Institute in 1998 and her MFA at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2000. She is the co-creator of Print Project Chicago with her husband, Andrew Falkowski. She participated in PPC Project 1: Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin by creating a print titled "VAWA".

Andrew Falkowski received his B.A. at UC Santa Cruz in 1995, his M.A. at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2000, and his MFA at California Institute of the Arts in 2003. He is an Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Painting and Drawing Department. His artworks are in various important private collections including those of Dean and Amy Valentine, Tony Shafrazi, Martin Lesak, Jason Heyman, and Barry Sloane. Falkowski's work has been included in exhibitions at the St. Louis Contemporary Museum, and at the Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago; Mixed Greens, NY; The Suburban, Oak Park, IL; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; and Rosamund Felsen, Los Angeles.

Kellie Romany received a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011 and a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008. Romany has exhibited both nationally and internationally, including High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Sullivan Galleries in Chicago, Parade Ground Gallery in New York, Alice Yard in Trinidad and Tobago, Amel Bourouina Gallery in Berlin, Germany, and Minninger Gallery in Cologne, Germany.

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle received a B.A. from Williams College in Williamstown, MA, and an M.F.A. from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. Solo exhibitions include: The Art Institute of Chicago; The Krefeld Suite, Museum Haus Esters and Haus Lange, Krefend, Germany; El Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey and Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City; Barcelona Pavilion, Fundación Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona, Spain; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, among others. Group exhibitions include: Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; InSITE, San Diego; Tempo, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Moving Pictures, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain; The Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, England, and Documenta 12, Kassel, Germany. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the Media Arts Award from the Wexner Center for the Arts, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.

Michelle Grabner is the Crown Family Professor in Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She received her BFA in 1984, MA in 1987, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; MFA in 1990, Northwestern University, IL. Concurrent Positions: Director, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL; The Poor Farm, Little Wolf, WI. Exhibitions: Tate St. Ives, England; Turbinehallerne, Copenhagen; INOVA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; MINUS SPACE, NY; University Galleries, Illinois State; Leo Koenig, NY; Southfirst, NY; Green Gallery, Milwaukee; Cranbrook Art Museum, MI; Rocket Gallery, London; Harris Lieberman Gallery, NY; Feigen Inc., NY; Gallery 16, San Francisco; Midway Contemporary, Minneapolis; Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago. Publications: Artforum; Xtra; ArtUS; Artext; Frieze; Art Press; Artlies; Cakewalk; Teme Celeste. Collections: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; DaimlerChrysler, Berlin; Milwaukee Art Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

James Jankowiak studied at Columbia College Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago but is mostly self-taught. He is a dedicated teaching artist with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago since 2003, and currently teaches throughout the city of Chicago with non-for-profits such as Urban Gateways and Gallery 37, focusing on bringing contemporary practice to young underserved artists. In 2011, he was chosen to design the permanent entrance artwork for the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center’s youth exhibition. In addition, Jankowiak was recently commissioned to design artwork for the CTA’s newly constructed Union Station Transit Center in the Summer of 2016. His work has been exhibited in the Netherlands, France, New York, Miami, and widely in Chicago, including at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Roger Brown Study Collection by SAIC, the Hyde Park Art Center, Johalla Projects, and the Chicago Cultural Center.

Molly Roth Scranton earned her MFA in Visual Studies from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2007. Her work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad, including the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis, MN, the Finnish Academy of Fine Art in Helsinki, Finland, the Hyde Park Art Center, and Free Range in Chicago.