Joe Ziolkowski received an MS in Education with a concentration on Art Education from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY; an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and a BS from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He is currently Associate Professor of Photography and Art at SUNY Genesee Community College, Batavia, NY. Other positions and awards include: Projects and Operation Coordinator at SUNY Global; Office of International Affairs, Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) (2018-2019); SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities (2017-2018). Ziolkowski has also taught at several institutions including Rochester Institute of Technology, Center for Creative Studies (Detroit), Museum of Contemporary Art, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Columbia College. He has been awarded artist residencies at Visual Studies Workshop (2019), Jentel Artist Residency (2019 & 2013), Paul ArtSpace (2016), Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts (2012), English Harbour Arts Centre (2011), and Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts (2010). His work has been widely exhibited, nationally and internationally, and he is the author of two monographs, Walking the Line (1992) and Pressure (1997).