I am a lifelong resident of the Chicago. My family immigrated for Poland shortly after World War II, my father worked as a metal spinner, an incredible craftsman. I was the first college graduate in my family, graduating from the University of Illinois Chicago, College of Architecture. In the 1970ís I pioneered digital graphic applications in the architectural office of Murphy/Jahn in Chicago for eight years under design partners Gene Summers and Helmut Jahn. After leaving Murphy/Jahn I started a computer consulting firm and began teaching digital design applications.
My research into digital methods in the disciplines of science, mathematics, architecture, art, and technology is published and presented internationally in the form of prints, web pieces, sculptural, and architectural studies presented in a body of work spanning seventy exhibitions and thirty-seven conference papers. This work also resulted in being selected as one of the founding Associate Editors of the Journal of Mathematics and Art.
Highlights of my digital artwork include SIGGRAPH 2001 Art Gallery and its International Traveling Art Show, the SIGGRAPH 2003 Art Gallery, the 2004 Rockford Midwestern Exhibition, the Chicago ArtFutura Exhibition of American Art 2005 and 2006, and the Chicago Sculpture Internationalís 2006, 2008,and 2010 Biennials; the Chicago Art Lopp Open 2010. The Rockford and ArtFutura exhibits were curated by James Rondeau of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Currently, I am a Professor in the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago focusing on digital craftsmanship. During my twenty-nine years at IIT, I have developed and taught a series of computer-aided design and digital design courses covering 2D and 3D CAD, image composition, animation, and form generation methods. In addition to teaching I am the Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Student Affairs and an advisor in the PhD and Masterís programs on form generation and other related digital design methods.
I am also the founding Gallery Director for art @ IIT, a campus gallery with a focus on the art of technology. Over a period a three years, I have curated and installed twenty-two exhibits.
In January 2008, his textbook titled: The Codewriting Workbook, Creating Computational Architecture in AutoLISP, was published by Princeton Architectural Press, New York.
My artwork can be found at: BitArtWorks.com and student work, papers, and other projects are at: www.iit.edu/~krawczyk