Originating from the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan, Chyngozhoev’s artistic journey took root after completing his secondary education. Initially pursuing studies in Information Technology at the University of Information Technology and Management in Poland, he discovered his affinity for visual communication and artistic expression. In 2020, Chyngozhoev made a pivotal decision to follow his newfound passion for graphic design, relocating to the United States to pursue an Associate’s degree in Graphic Design at Illinois Central College. Currently, he is working towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a specialization in Graphic Design and a minor in Marketing at Bradley University. During his work at Illinois Central College, Chyngozhoev immersed himself in various design projects, particularly for the college’s Theater department. His responsibilities included creating digital and print media for upcoming productions, such as posters, playbooks, and brochures. Through this experience, he gained insight into the profound impact of effective design on shaping audience perceptions and experiences. Looking ahead, Chyngozhoev is committed to expanding his design skills and leveraging his skills to contribute positively to society’s advancement through thoughtful and innovative design solutions.

Artist Statement

The world we inhabit today is vastly different from its past, particularly in regions where even crossing borders to neighboring countries once demanded extensive preparation and a valid justification. In our present reality, inclusivity and openness define our ethos. My decision to leave my homeland was driven by a desire to expand my horizons and knowledge, yet the journey was far from smooth. Each day presented its own set of challenges, whether grappling with unfamiliar languages, and cultural customs or encountering individuals who viewed foreigners with skepticism on their native soil. Through this project, my aim is to convey the resilience and unwavering self-belief required of international students amidst adversity. I chose the word “ENVISION” to encapsulate the essence of anticipation and imagination about the future, as we navigate the uncertainties of life. Each letter in the word represents key concepts that have guided me on this journey. The artwork will be printed on matte paper, spanning 12 feet in width and 4 feet in height. Wooden planks will divide each word, with inscriptions on both sides illustrating the dual facets of the international student experience. These planks serve a dual purpose: they divide the panels to reveal individual letters when viewed up close, while also obscuring the central content upon entering the gallery space, encouraging viewers to explore and engage with the artwork from various perspectives.