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Ian Vanek (Born 1980, WA) lives and works as an artist and drummer in Olympia, WA.

Vanek was half of the performance art duo Japanther, which he co-founded during his time as a student at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Vanek’s practice encompasses a fascination with song writing. printmaking and photography He is largely informed by travel, resulting in work that tells the stories of worlds filled with play, amorous joy, wild abandon, and childish curiosity.

Vanek is currently touring the country with his band, Howardian, and publishing his longstanding zine, 99mm.

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