Jayce Kolinski is a Milwaukee-raised and based nonfiction filmmaker and photographer. Their work explores our connection to space by compiling and weaving the personal, cultural, and environmental significance of a place into a purposeful document. These documents are intertwined by a collage of analog video, 16mm film, analog photography, and digital video that take on the final form of single-channel films, installations, photographic sequences, and live performance presentations.
They received a BFA in Film from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts in 2020 during which they founded Milwaukee Nonfiction. Since its founding, Milwaukee Nonfiction has hosted numerous screenings and workshops facilitated to empower local documentary makers. Their films have been exhibited at venues and festivals such as the Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, SEFF Binghamton Experimental Film Festival, and Walkers Point Center for the Arts. They were the recipient for the 2020 Grilled Cheese Grant, and the 2017 Lubar Scholars in Film Scholarship.