Jeanne Criscola is a designer, curator, and educator. She collaborates with foundations and organizations on social justice and human rights projects. Jeanne’s most high-profile and award-winning projects are the publications she created for the Soros Foundation and Open Society Foundations with one in the Franklin Furnace Artists’ Book Collection at MoMA.
Criscola works with authors on cultural production multiples with the imprints OctoberWorks and Useless Press. Jeanne co-founded Else Foundation, a global consortium publishing Else, an occasional peer-reviewed journal of creative research initiatives in experimental and alternative works, projects, and thematic research. In 2015, Criscola founded the Ely Center of Contemporary Art to recharge its legacy as a public art center in New Haven, Connecticut.
Criscola's personal work include drawings, moving images, installations, generative art, performance, and books. Her recent book in collaboration with Joan Fitzsimmons, A Mouth Full: The Re-Cookbook, takes the archetypal cookbook beyond images of food and recipes that make your mouth water. It’s a prototype for rethinking what a cookbook evokes and what it can become—a place where the mind can wander through memories of food, recipes, people, and places that make us who we are.
Currently, she is an Associate Professor at Central Connecticut State University teaching Graphic/Information Design. For a portfolio of selected work, visit www.criscoladesign.com