Adam R. Cipcic is an interdisciplinary artist based in Chicago that creates predominantly paintings, photography, installations, and digital images that examine the relationship of loss, grief, and memory that are intrinsically tied to family photos and home videos. Cipcic’s recent work, blends photorealism, abstraction, and digital glitch artifacts that visually morph, obscure, and reconstitute the figure in vibrant chroma. This is intended as a way to breathe new life into and immortalize the lost moment and lost love ones in the long standing artistic tradition of momento mori—reminding us of the preciousness of life and our own mortality. Cipcic is a recent graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago’s BFA program and participated in ACRE’s Artist Residency this past summer.