Work at left: Detail of A Place of Light & Wind (for Lost Prairies),­­­ a 38 foot mural which expands our endangered prairies by allowing passersby to receive native prairie seeds in the mail. If you can't visit the mural, you can still get free seeds at this link.


JENNY KENDLER is an interdisciplinary artist and environmental activist, whose work has been exhibited nationally & internationally in over 60 solo and group exhibitions over the past decade. Her practice seeks to complicate the space between our ideas of 'nature' and 'culture,' in order to re-enchant human beings' relationship with the natural world. She asks us to reexamine the idea of nature as something outside ourselves, making space to welcome the radical, transformative otherness of life on our bio-diverse Earth. She is currently the first artist-in-residence with Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), one of the nation's largest & most effective nonprofit environmental organizations, and is based in Chicago & Los Angeles. Read more...

Read art critic Lori Waxman's feature on Kendler for The Chicago Tribune's Fall Arts Preview.

Read The Chicago Reader's feature story on Kendler & watch her video interview.
____________________CURRENT & UPCOMING

Nov-Dec 2014 • Interactive Public Mural
A Place of Light and Wind (For Lost Prairies)The Violet Hour • Opening party with artist-created pollinator & prairie cocktails • Nov. 11th 6-9pm --> email for invite • Chicago

Jan 29 - Apr 27, 2015 • Group Show
Rooted in Soil • Curated by Laura Fatemi • DePaul Art Museum • Chicago •

Apr 2015 • Group Show
Death by Committee • Sam Coronado Gallery at Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Arts Center (MACC) • Austin, TX


Sept 23 - Oct 21, 2014 • Two-Person Show
Deterritorialization • University of South Dakota • Vermillion, SD

Sept 18-21, 2014 • Solo Show/Interactive Installation
Tell it to the Birds • NRDC Project Space • EXPO Chicago

Mar 22 - Oct 19, 2014 • Collaborative Project
Rare Nature: The Endangered Species Print ProjectPeggy Notebaert Nature Museum • Chicago

Sept 11, 2014 • Panel Discussion
Organized by the Human Impacts Institute • Goethe-Institut Chicago

Jul 30 - Aug 1, 2014 • Commissioned Public Art Project
Milkweed Dispersal BalloonsMarfa Dialogues / St. LouisPulitzer Foundation for the Arts • St. Louis, MO

Apr 17 - Jun 6, 2014 • Group Show
The Stench of Rotting Flowers • Curated by Danny Orendorff • Charlotte Street Foundation's la Esquina gallery • Kansas City, MO

Mar 9 - Apr 30, 2014 • Group Show
Facing Extinction • Part of Project Passenger PigeonBrushwood Center at Ryerson Woods • Deerfield, IL

Jan 17 - Mar 1, 2014 • Group Show
Ghost Nature • Curated by Caroline Picard • Gallery 400 • Chicago • Ghost Nature featured in Hyperallergic

Jan 16 - Feb 8, 2014 • Group Show
Projections AnimalièresLa Box Gallery at les Écoles Nationale Supérieures D’art • Bourges, France

Nov 2013 • Delighted to be named "Chicago's Best Dressed Artist" in Newcity's Best of Chicago Issue

Oct 4 - Oct 30, 2013 • Solo Show
Invasive SpeciesSalon Series Projects • Chicago

Oct, 2013 • Chicago Artists' Month (CAM) tour of Invasive Species for The Art Institute of Chicago

Sept 2013 • Named in Newcity's "The Art 50: Chicago's Visual Vanguard"

Sept 2013Endangered Species Print Project is profiled in SAIC's E+D magazine

Aug 2013 • The Camouflage series is featured in Matter Monthly, a journal of political poetry & commentary

Jul 2013Attempted Transformations, a public art project for Pitchfork & CAC is seen by 50,000 and featured in a full-page image in The Chicago Tribune

May - Jun 2013 • Solo Show
Wild Life Refuge @ THE SUB-MISSION • Chicago

Apr - May 2013 • Group Show
Point of Departure @ The Arcade Gallery at Columbia College • Chicago

Feb 2013 • Group Show
EXCHANGE: Chicago <> DetroitPublic Pool & CAVE • Detroit

Jan 2013Camouflage I (Disguise for an Endangered Bird) was on the cover of nearly 100,000 Chicago Readers

Dec 2012The Hall of Disappearing named one of Chicago's two best shows of 2012 by Artslant and one of Chicago's five best shows of 2012 by Hyperallergic.

Nov 2012 • Guest Editor, Chicago Artist Writers

Oct 2012 • Solo Show
The Hall of Disappearing @ BOLT Gallery • Chicago
Reviews in The Chicago Reader & on Hyperallergic

Oct 2012 • Collaboration with Top Chef Beverly Kim • Featured on ABC7 News

Aug 2012 • Visiting Artist
Foraging & Wildcrafting Workshop @ ACRE • WI

Feb 2012 • Performance
In a Landscape Where Nothing Officially Exists
@ Un-Space Ground • Art in Odd Places • LA

Nov - Jan 2012 • Solo Show
Archipelago @ ADA Gallery • Richmond, VA

June 2011-2012
Artist in Residence @ BOLT Residency • Chicago

View full artist CV here .