David Wojnarowicz was born September 14, 1954 in Red Bank, New Jersey. He was an artist, writer, filmmaker, songwriter/recording artist, performance artist, and AIDS activist prominent in the East Village art scene in New York City. He passed away in New York on July 22, 1992.
High School of Music and Art in Manhattan; New York, NY (early 1970s)
Louis Comfort Tiffany Award (1991)
Wojnarowicz participated in collaborative print projects at the Normal Editions Workshop in the School of Art at Illinois State University, in coordination with University Galleries' hosting of the exhibition (curated by Barry Blinderman), David Wojnarowicz: Tongues of Flame and public lecture. Wojnarowicz visited campus for two short-term residencies in 1990"—one week in January and another week in late May/early June, which resulted in three limited editions.
Artist David Wonjarowicz painting with wash on a transparent mylar for one of the layers in the nine-color lithograph "Earth and Wind" in January, 1990
David Wojnarowicz, Todd DeVriese, and Richard Finch at Normal Editions Workshop during the final print run of the color trial proofing session for the ten-color lithograph "Fire and Water" on June 1, 1990
David Wojnarowicz, Barry Blinderman, and Laurie Anderson at Normal Editions Workshop during a review of printed impressions (note proofs of "Earth and Wind" and "Fire and Water" on the wall opposite David and Barry) June 1, 1990