Anders Zanichkowsky is a transgender artist, writer, curator, and activist. They make art about grief, desire, and our longing for another world, creating beautiful places for people to rest, lust, and feel heartbroken together. Equally at home in traditional craft and new media, their studio practice includes neon, weaving, printmaking, papermaking, video, performance, and poetry. They have been an artist with The Arctic Circle sailing expedition in Svalbard, Røst AiR in Sápmi/Norway, and the Chicago Park District's Cultural Asset Mapping Project. Their work has been exhibited across the United States, Europe, and Australia including the Wisconsin Film Festival, and they've received awards for printmaking, public art, and international research. Anders has an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2019) and a BA from Hampshire College (2008). They currently work for artists Mel Chin and Latham Zearfoss and are the owner and weaver of Burial Blankets, handwoven shrouds for green burial meant for reflection and enjoyment during life.
Image: Anders Zanichkowsky, Burial Blanket (on a living model), (2021). Handwoven shroud for green burial. Dimensions 40 x 110 inches.