Winston Chmielinski (b. 1988 - Boston, MA) engages with painting through organic dissolutions and reconstitutions of the figure. Forms forego their contours, suspending Chmielinski's paintings out of narration and into insistence--of paint, of presence, and of perception. Chmielinski graduated from New York University's Gallatin School with degrees in philosophy and creative writing, and continued his studies at Peking University in Beijing and L'Institut Catholique in Paris. He currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.