Alex Krajkowski was born in 1987 in New Jersey. He received his BA from Franklin and Marshall College, completed post-baccalaureate work at William Paterson University and Montclair State University, and received his MFA from the University of Oregon in Eugene. He currently resides and teaches in Tacoma, Washington.
My practice centers around a surrendering of control through the exploration of generative processes as a way to create art. Whether exposing prints to obscure chemical processes and the flow of water, or using simple machines to create exposures on gelatin silver paper, my work becomes an active collaboration between the process and myself. In many cases, the process itself makes the aesthetic and compositional decisions that make up the work. While these works are rooted in conceptual concerns, ranging from the idea of reproduction in the photographic process to the relationship between creator and machine-tool, they retain a strong formal edge as well, combining form and idea into a cohesive work that retains a strong aesthetic component.