Todd Jannausch creates sculptures and installations in a variety of materials that include wood, steel, glass, bronze, and found objects. Employing the semblance of domestic objects as an entry point, his work uses gesture, repetition and material fragility to create environments that feel familiar and yet parallel to our collective perception. This creates a space to reflect upon time, perspective, and personal history.
Growing up in Michigan, Jannausch gained an affinity for the trades and for a midwestern work ethic—one he experienced at home. He left Michigan to join the Navy where he worked as a ship fitter. After finishing his tour of service he worked as an engineer in the merchant marines and studied traditional wood boat design and construction at the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building in Port Townsend, WA. He spent a decade working as a shipwright, building and repairing traditional wooden boats throughout the Pacific Northwest.
After transitioning to a career in the arts he worked with several arts organizations including Pratt Fine Arts Center, The Art Department at The University of Puget Sound, and Two Ravens Studio and Art Foundry. As one of the co-founders of Feast Arts Center in Tacoma, WA, he curated gallery exhibitions and created community-driven art events. Currently, he works as an installation artist and sculptor at Grand Image in Seattle. In 2015 Jannausch was the recipient of an Artist Trust Fellowship. His work is included in several private and corporate collections including the Weyerhaeuser Art Collection and has been exhibited at The Frye Art Museum and Bellevue Art Museum.