University of New Mexico Department of Art and Art History
Arizona State University
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About James Hajicek ( With Carol Panaro-Smith)
James Hajicek is a Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University where he taught fine art photography for 34 years. He received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA from the University of New Mexico. His area of specialization is late 19th century photographic printing processes. His work has been exhibited internationally over the last thirty years and can be found in many significant public collections including the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France. He has received several National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships for his own photography and his work with obscure photographic printing processes.
Carol Panaro-Smith received her MFA at Arizona State University. Her area of specialization is alternative photographic processes, mixed media and book arts. She has held a number of positions both as an art instructor and administrator throughout the valley for over 30 years. Some highlights in her career include establishing Alchemy Studio, a working and teaching studio in Phoenix and her tenure as a founding member of the art school, Metro Arts. Her own work along with collaborative work with partner James Hajicek has been internationally recognized and collected. She is presently the program director and curator at Art Intersection.
Carol Panaro-Smith & James Hajicek have spent over 50 years collectively being dedicated to and fostering in others an appreciation of the antiquarian photographic printing processes of the 19th century. This is evidenced in their own creative work as well as in their careers as educators. Starting in the summer of 2001, James and Carol started working collaboratively using the process known as photogenic drawing – one of photography’s earliest and most beautiful. Their collaborative work has been exhibited in several solo exhibitions and is in several major collections including Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago, IL and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX.
Tilt Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona, photoeye Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Joseph Bellows in La Jolla, California represent their collaborative work.
James Hajicek ( With Carol Panaro-Smith)'s Projects on LensCulture