BIO

Janice Kuczkowski (Falsone). Born in Brisbane Australia. Lives and works in Canberra Australia.

Janice (Jan) is a visual artist, curator, and arts-manager and holds a Bachelor of Fine Art with first class Honours from the Griffith University Queensland College of Art. In 2006 Jan was the recipient of the Melville Haysom Memorial Art Scholarship administered by the Queensland Art Gallery, and was awarded a Special Commendation at the Harries National Digital Art Awards, and in 2011 she participated in a month-long residency in Tasmania as part of the Launceston City Council Cataract Gorge Artist in Residence Program. Her work has been screened and exhibited nationally in solo and group shows, and internationally at the Orebro International Video Art Festival in Sweden and the International Digital Art Awards in Beijing. Jan has also produced video art for public art commissions in Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory. Her work has predominantly focused on portraiture, and the instinctive reactions of the body and one's limits of tolerance. More recently she has been exploring the idea of video 'sketches', and community specific socially engaged art. Jan is influenced by video art in Australia and the history and ethical challenges of documentary filmmaking. Since early 2014 Jan has also been working as Director at PhotoAccess.