Janusz Pozniak’s sculpture touches upon the metaphorical archetype of the body as vessel while foregoing, as critic Geoff Wichert has noted, all but vestigial utilitarian references. (UrbanGlass Quarterly, Fall 1996) The artist asserts that the impetus for his work is rooted in his impressions of people and in the recollection of events, yet the abstract nature of his sculpture remains sufficiently enigmatic to invite personal associations into the identity of the work.
Born and educated in England, Janusz Pozniak relocated to Seattle nearly ten years ago. Over the years he has worked professionally in association with numerous renowned glass artists including Dante Marioni, Benjamin Moore, Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra, Sonja Blomdahl, and Dick Marquis. Pozniak has been a visiting artist/lecturer at Rhode Island School of Design, Tyler School of Art, and Alfred University, among others, and has been the recipient of numerous awards from institutions such as Pilchuck Glass School, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, and Artist Trust.