I want a creative, sustainable life. I want to make art that connects me to a larger community and celebrates the land. I want to experience that invisible something that makes itself evident when groups of people decide to do good.
Christine Olejniczak • o len é chek • firstname.lastname@example.org • marfa, texas
1994 MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1991 BFA, University of Texas at Austin
2016 Cloud Portraits, Silverpoint drawings and collages, Spare Parts, Marfa, TX
Marfa Sounding, performer in Alvin Lucier's Vespers, Mafa, TX
2015 Natural Wonders II, (Invitational), Clemson City Hall, Clemson, SC
Christine Olejniczak – Music for Pen and Pencil – exhibition and performance, Salina Art Center, Salina, KS
2014 Association of Writers and Writing Programs, G.C. Waldrep presents Poetry as Sound’s Potential. Christine Olejniczak’s piece based on Emily Dickinson’s poem, 733- The Spirit Is The Unconscious Ear, was played as the introduction to his talk.
Included in CA Conrad’s #97: Marfa Poetry Machine in 36 Things. During CA’s Lannan residency in Marfa, Texas he did 36 actions a day for 36 days, taking notes between each thing, the notes harvested later for the poems. Listening to a CD of my music every evening was one of his rituals.
2013 Audible Picture Show, Festival Tous Écrans, Geneva International Film Festival, Geneva, Switzerland
2012 Audible Picture Show, rerun Gastropub Theater, Brooklyn, NY Audible Picture Show, The University of North Carolina Wilmington, Film Studies Department
2011 MARFANS, Art From the Plateau, University of Texas Permian Basin, Odessa, TX Audible Picture Show, BIGMAG #4: tesera , De Player/IFFR, Rotterdam, Unheard Festival, Amsterdam, Holland, release of limited edition twin 12” vinyl plus contributor artworks and writing.
2010 Endangered Memory, An Evening of Poetry, Music & Art, Willow Arts, Austin, TX What Do Your Words Sound Like?, Central Texas Writing Project 2010, Austin, TX Christine Olejniczak Drawing Performance, East Austin Studio Tours, Willow Arts Center, Austin, TX Audible Picture Show, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, UK Audible Picture Show, Kino Tilsiter Lictspiele, Berlin, Germany Audible Picture Show, De Player, Rotterdam, Holland Audible Picture Show, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, USSR Audible Picture Show, Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington, NC
2009 Texas Draws, Southwest School of Arts and Crafts, exhibition and performance, San Antonio, TX CO @ Bldg. 98, International Women’s Foundation, Marfa, TX Christine Olejniczak Drawing Performance, East Austin Studio Tours, Willow Arts Center, Austin, TX Audible Picture Show, The Magi Lantern CCA, Glasgow, Scotland Audible Picture Show, Diversions Film Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland Audible Picture Show, The Dukes, Lancaster, UK
2008 Audible Picture Show, FACT Liverpool, UK Audible Picture Show, Reading Experimental Film Festival, UK Audible Picture Show, Cinema Nova Brussels Audible Picture Show, Scheld’apen Antwerp Audible Picture Show, Cat Strand New Galloway
2007 Winter Solstice, Eugene Binder, Marfa, TX Christine Olejniczak, Gun Blasts and Glass Bullets, Curated by Jeff Elrod, Marfa Book Co., Marfa, TX 7 Day Weekend, Marfa Book Co., Marfa, TX Audible Picture Show, Studies in Sound, Listening in the Age of Visual Culture, University of Iowa Audible Picture Show, Cinema Nova Brussels Audible Picture Show, London Short Film Festival, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
2006 Audible Picture Show, Short Film Summer School, Curzon Soho, London Audible Picture Show, European Media Art Festival, Haus der Jugend, Osnabruek, Germany Audible Picture Show, Caixa Forum, Barcelona, Spain Audible Picture Show, Resonance FM, 104.4 FM Audible Picture Show, Split International Festival of New Film, Split, Croatia Audible Picture Show, Kunstvlaai 06, Amsterdam, Holland Audible Picture Show, Flatpack Film Festival, Birmingham, UK
2005 Audible Picture Show, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX Audible Picture Show, Urban 15, San Antonio, TX Audible Picture Show, Alamo Drafthouse, Austin, TX Audible Picture Show, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX Crossing Borders, Big Bend Arts Council, Alpine, TX
2004 Inleaf Press Reading, The Station, Houston, TX
2003 Voices Breaking Boundaries, Translating Intimacy, Project Rowhouse, Houston, TX Electric Dirt - The Band, St. Pete’s Dancing Marlin, Houston, TX Voices Breaking Boundaries Open Mic, Blaffer Gallery, Houston, TX
2001 Thinking of You for Five Minutes, Marfa Book Co., Marfa,TX Electric Dirt, Marfa Theatre, Marfa, TX Electric Dirt, DiverseWorks, Houston, TX
1999 Textual Negotiations, exhibition and performance with Matthew Sontheimer, Lawndale, Houston, TX
1998 How’s My Driving?, Houston, TX
1997 Faculty Art Show, Kingwood College, Kingwood, TX Houston Artists, curated by Maggi Battalino, Courthouse Concierge, Houston, TX
1996 Christine Olejniczak, Sonic Book Art, Woodland Pattern, Milwaukee, WI Member Group Show, ArtCentric Gallery, Milwaukee, WI Christine Olejniczak, Prints and Drawings, Wagner’s in Bay View, Milwaukee, WI
1994 Assemblage of Talent, EX.HI.BIT, Chicago, IL SAIC MFA Thesis Show, Frantzen Building, Chicago, IL
1992 Crossing Borders, Galleria Sin Fontera, Austin, TX Christine Olejniczak, Prints and Drawings, Nell’s Gallery, Baytown, TX
1991 Christine Olejniczak, New Works, New Gallery, University of Texas at Austin
1990 The Horus Project, The University of Texas at Austin
2007 There Will Be Blood, Mother Sunday
1997 Special Projects Grant, Kingwood College, Kingwood, TX Contributed over 300 slides to supplement slide library with emphasis on drawing.
1995- Milwaukee Arts Board, Milwaukee, WI 1996 Center for Blind and Visually Impaired Children, Fox Point, WI
ARTICLES & publications
2016 Tracks and Traces, A Report from Marfa Sounding, Sabrina Tarazoff, Frieze.com, June 30, 2016
2015 Resident Artist to Embark on Project to Find the Music in Drawing, Gary Demuth, Salina Journal, March 6, 2015 Interview, KSAL, News Radio Salina Kansas, The Clarke Sanders Show, March 10, 2015
2014 Poetry as Non-Diegetic Speech, G.C. Waldrep, OmniVerse, http://omniverse.us/gc-waldrep-poetry-as-non-diegetic-speech/, 2014
2009 Ease, Unease with Nature in ‘Draws’, Steve Bennet, www.mysanantonio.com, July 26, 2009 “Texas Draws” at the Southwest School of Art and Craft, Examiner, Dallas, TX, Scott Dickens, July 12, 2009 Texas Draws, The Current, San Antonio, TX, Dan Goddard, July 8, 2009
2007 Talk at 10, Marfa Public Radio, Interview with Christine Olejniczak, Gun Blasts and Glass Bullets Studies in Sound: Listening in the Age of Visual Culture, University of Iowa, Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature, Matt Hulse
2002 &co. - the work of Christine Olejniczak, Inleaf Press, Houston, TX Art in Marfa, Texas, Elizabeth McBride, Arts Houston, Volume 3, No. 7, July 2002 Christine Olejniczak, Electric Dirt - Houston and Marfa, Elizabeth McBride, E-Zine Vol. 1, January 2002
2001 Christine Olejniczak: Electric Dirt, Elizabeth McBride, ArtLies, Number 33, Winter 2001-2002 Unusual Sound Performance Delights Fundraiser Crowd, Elizabeth McBride, Big Bend Sentinel, Nov. 15, 2001 Marfa Artist Raises Experimental Sounds From the West Texas Dirt, Sterry Butcher, Big Bend Sentinel, Nov. 1, 2001
2016 Caldera Art Center, Sisters, OR
2015 Salina Art Center, Salina, KS
2014 Rensing Center, Pickens, SC
2009 International Women’s Foundation, Marfa, TX
1997 Day Without Art, In conjunction with Artists Bookworks Houston, designed and was responsible for producing a sculptural book to commemorate members of the arts community in Houston who died of AIDS. The piece was exhibited and donated to the Gulf Coast Archive Museum.