Words and letters and the physical act of writing elegantly float through Joel Swanson's world, where he explores and deconstructs their shapes and meanings in stylish installations. And he's a busy man: Swanson started the year with a well-received solo at MCA Denver; now he's off on a roll of group shows that will take him through the summer. And then there's his day job in academe at the University of Colorado, where he runs a program as tailored as his own work to the contemporary thrust of fine art and graphic design.
We asked Swanson to take the 100CC questionnaire; following are answers as elegant and timely as the work he creates.
See also: 100 Colorado Creatives: Beau Carey