Jean-Michel Komarnicki, Photographer, artist, graduate of the Photographic Arts Department of Ryerson Polytechnical Institute (1971), Instructor of photographic printing at Ryerson (1972), currently – President, Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Instructor, Visual Arts Centre of Clarington: teaching Photography Workshops , director and owner of JMK Image-ination where he specializes in the concept, design and production of printed publications – books, manuals, brochures – as well as providing photographic services.
His recent solo exhibitions include: New Works: Sun Kissed Developments and Preliminary Plans, Variations on the Flag; Etude and Variations on RGB, Clarington Gallery, Bowmanville, Ontario (October 2008), What Remains, Kent Farndale Gallery, Port Perry, Ontario, an exhibition of 29 photographs (Feb. 2008), Nine Photographs, Artist Showcase, Municipal Administrative Centre of Clarington (1996); collaborative: Photographs & Poems: Look and Where Colour Is, Clarington Public Library Artspace on the Mezzanine (2008), Over the Bridge, Our Field, Kumf Gallery, Toronto (2008), Duotopia, 6 artists paired with 6 politicians by artist/animator Robin Pacific (2004).
Lecture / performance / workshop:
Lecture 1: Immigrant Shadows / Canadian Images. Canadian Photography (with Helen McDonald)
Lecture 2: William Notman / Yousuf Karsh – A consideration of the Canadian portraitist from Confederation through the 20th Century (with Helen McDonald), Workshop: Digital photography workshop: Urban Walkabout