Colorado Creatives

Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Joel Swanson

#84: Joel Swanson

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

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