Artist CV

JENNY KENDLER
website / jennykendler.com
email / jenny@jennykendler.com


b. 1980, New York City
Currently lives and works in Chicago


EDUCATION

2006 / The School of the Art Institute of Chicago / Master of Fine Arts in Studio
2002 / Maryland Institute College of Art / Bachelor of Fine Arts, Summa Cum Laude


BOARD EXPERIENCE

2011 - Current / ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency & Exhibitions) / Vice President of Executive Board
2014 - 2016 / threewalls / Community Cabinet Member
2010 - 2014 / threewalls / Executive Board Member


PROJECTS

2005 - Current / OtherPeoplesPixels.com / Co-founder
2007 - 2012 / Henbane Collective / Founding Member
2008 - 2011 / Wunderkammer / A Journal of Environmental Art / Writer & Creator
2009 - Current / The Endangered Species Print Project / Co-founder
2010 - Current / OtherPeoplesPixels Fund & MAKER Grant / Director


RESIDENCIES

2014 - Ongoing / Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) / First Grant-supported Artist-in-Residence with NRDC / Nationwide
2017 - McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum / First Artist-in-Residence / Chicago
2016 / Pacific Foundation / Harmony Projects Residency / Nosara, Costa Rica
2011 - 2012 / BOLT Residency / Year-long studio residency at Chicago Artists’ Coalition (CAC) / Chicago
2010 / ACRE / Summer Residency Program / Steuben, WI


PUBLIC ART, PROJECTS, GRANTS & COMMISSIONS

2017
California Academy of Sciences / Bewilder (Deimatic Eyespot Camouflage) / San Francisco (Upcoming, spring 2017)
Chicago Parks District / Sculpture—>Garden / Chicago, IL (Winter 2016–2017)
Humanities Without Walls Grant / Garden for a Changing Climate / Gallery 400 / Chicago (Upcoming, spring 2018)

2016
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) / Music for Elephants / MCA Studio / Chicago, IL
The Pacific Foundation / GREENZONES / community engaged project to protect threatened forests / Nosara, Costa Rica (through 2017)
Fairmount Park / Protector (for Extinct Carolina Parakeets and Others) / permanent sculptural birdhouse / Curated by Abigail Satinsky as part of Meadow Mansions / Philadelphia
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) / Peoples' Porphyry & Herd Not Seen / MCA Studio / Chicago, IL
Experimental Sound Studio & Lincoln Park Conservatory / Florasonic / A Confounding Mimicry / Collaboration with husband and sound artist, Brian Kirkbride / Chicago
Knoch Knolls Nature Center / SEE THE FOREST (for the trees) / Permanent Public Art Commission / IL
Artprize / Music for Elephants / Curated by Alison Erzamus / Grand Rapids, MI


2015
Louisville Commission on Public Art & Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest / Field of Vision: A Garden for Others / Louisville, KY
Albright-Knox Art Gallery / ReWilding New York : Community Seed Stations / Buffalo, NY

2014
The Violet Hour / A Place of Light and Wind (For Lost Prairies) / 38 ft interactive mural / Chicago, IL
The Pulitzer Arts Foundation & The Rauschenberg Foundation / Milkweed Dispersal Balloons / St. Louis, MO

2013 - 2010
Pitchfork Music Festival & Chicago Artists’ Coalition / Attempted Transformations / Public art installation for 50k festival attendees / Chicago, IL / 2013


SOLO & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016
BeWilder | Be Wilder / San Luis Obispo Museum of Art / San Luis Obispo, CA
Animal Umwelt / two-person show with Molly Schafer / iMOCA (Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art) / Indianapolis, IN

2015
Milkweed Dispersal Balloons & ReWilding New York : Community Seed Stations / Albright-Knox Art Gallery / Buffalo, NY

2014
A Place of Light and Wind / The Violet Hour / Interactive Public Mural / Chicago, IL
Tell it to the Birds / NRDC Booth / EXPO Chicago / Chicago, IL
Milkweed Dispersal Balloons / Marfa Dialogues/ St. Louis / Commissioned performative public project / Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts / St. Louis, MO
Rare Nature: The Endangered Species Print Project / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum / Long-term exhibition of collaborative project with Molly Schafer, which raises funds for biodiversity conservation / Chicago, IL

2013
Invasive Species / Salon Series Projects / Chicago, IL
Attempted Transformations / Pitchfork Music Festival / Public art project commissioned by CAC / Chicago, IL
Wild Life Sanctuary / THE SUB-MISSION at THE MISSION PROJECTS / Chicago, IL

2012
The Hall of Disappearing / BOLT Residency Gallery at Chicago Artist’s Coalition / Chicago, IL

2011
Archipelago / ADA Gallery / Richmond, VA
Solastalgia / Johalla Projects / Chicago, IL

2010
Early Thaw of the Northwest Passage / barbara&barbara gallery / Collaboration with Linsey Burritt / Chicago, IL

2009
Cohabit / The COOP / Chicago, IL

2007
Wunderkammer / Kasia Kay Art Projects / Chicago, IL
Drowning World / NOVA Gallery / Chicago, IL


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2017
Marginal Green / Goldfinch / Curated by Elizabeth Lalley / Chicago (Upcoming, June)
A Transhuman Public / Curated by Caroline Picard / Chicago (Upcoming)
Great Ideas of Humanity / Lost Arts / Curated by Charles Adler / Chicago
The Great Poor Farm Experiment VIII / Curated by Lise Haller Baggesen Ross & Yvette Brackman / Denmark (Upcoming)

2016
Intersectionality / Dominican University Gallery / Curated by Andrew Reyes-Burkholder / Oak Park, IL
Great Ideas of Humanity / Hong Kong Design Week / Curated by Charles Adler / Hong Kong
Pegasus & Mermaids / The Poetry Foundation / Curated by Fred Sasaki / Chicago
Objectify / Part of NCECA 2016 / Belger Crane Yard Studios / Kansas City, MO

2015
EAM Biennial: Chicago Statements / Elmhurst Art Museum / Elmhurst, IL (through Feb. 2016)
Rooted in Soil / Salina Arts Center / Curated by Laura & Farrah Fatemi / Salina, KS (through Jan. 2016)
Regeneration / Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods / Curated by Franck Mercurio / Deerfield, IL
Rooted in Soil / DePaul Art Museum / Curated by Laura & Farrah Fatemi / Chicago, IL
Gently Fried / Sam Coronado Gallery at Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Arts Center (MACC) / Curated by Los Outsiders / Austin, TX

2014
Rooting India: The Knowledge Project / Yousuf Art Gallery / Kochi-Muziris Biennale / Curated by Tricia van Eyk with Akshay Rathore and Deborah Boardman / Kochi, India
Deterritorialization / University of South Dakota / two-person show with Kim Beck / Vermillion, South Dakota
The Stench of Rotting Flowers / La Esquina Gallery at the Charlotte Street Foundation / Curated by Danny Orendorff / Kansas City, MO
Projections Animalières / La Box at les Écoles Nationale Supérieures D’art / Curated by Caroline Picard / Bourges, France
Ghost Nature / Gallery 400 / Curated by Caroline Picard / Chicago, IL
Facing Extinction / Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods / Curated by Franck Mercurio / Deerfield, IL

2013
EXCHANGE: Chicago<>Detroit / Public Pool / Curated by Jacqueline Chao & Nancy Jones / Detroit, MI
Point of Departure / Arcade Gallery at Columbia College / Curated by Amy Zahi / Chicago, IL

2012
DIORAMA-RAMA / Octagon Gallery / Curated by Jake Myers / Chicago, IL
BLACK MAGIC / Roxaboxen / Curated by Liz McCarthy / Chicago, IL
Act of God / The Orphanage / Version Fest 2012 / Chicago, IL
In a Landscape Where Nothing Officially Exists / 100th CAA Conference / Curated by Art in Odd Places / Los Angeles, CA

2011
Level Eater II / Co-Prosperity Sphere / Chicago, IL
Aftermath / BOLT Residency Gallery at the Chicago Artists’s Coalition / Chicago, IL
Mundus Ingognita / Mulherin + Pollard / New York City, NY
PREVIEW / BOLT Residency Gallery at the Chicago Artists’s Coalition / Chicago, IL
A Live Animal / Root Division / San Francisco, CA
Wicked Little Critter / Kristi Engle Gallery / Los Angeles, CA
Skulls / Gallery 5 / Richmond, VA
INCANTATION / Peanut Gallery / Chicago, IL
NEXT Art Fair / ACRE Booth / Chicago, IL
MDW Art Fair / ACRE Booth / Chicago, IL
Endangered Species Print Project / Texas State University Gallery / San Marcos, TX

2010
Death Rites / Roxaboxen / Chicago, IL
In the Flesh / Ador'n / Chicago, IL
Wild Card / Johalla Projects / Chicago, IL
There, Now it Will Last Forever / The Post Family Gallery / Chicago, IL
Art for Sustainability / Columbia University / New York City, NY
Earth, Fire, Wind, Water, Heart / Grey Market Pop-Up Gallery / New York City, NY

2009
Art for Sustainability / Chinese Characters Gallery / Budapest, Hungary
Art for Sustainability / Northeastern University / CSC Gallery / Boston, MA
RE:Figure / Columbia College Glass Curtain Gallery / Chicago, IL

2008
It's Not Easy / Exit Art / New York City, NY
Garden of Delights / Yeosu International Art Festival / Biennial / Yeosu, Korea
Faketure Film Festival II / Beverly Arts Center / Beverly, IL
SummerGroup08 / estudiotres gallery / Chicago, IL
Protagonist / 3 person show / Claremorris Gallery / Dublin, Ireland
Keep the Quiet Down / The 8th Annual Chicago Anarchist Film Festival / Chicago, IL
Henbane: Dialectics of the Feminine Sublime / Medicine Park Gallery / Chicago, IL
Grounded / Ellen Curlee Gallery / St. Louis, MO
Really Rad Videos II / Lloyd Dobler Gallery / Chicago, IL

2007
unNatural / estudiotres gallery / Chicago, IL
One by One / Lloyd Dobler Gallery / Chicago, IL
Faketure Film Festival / Beverly Arts Center / Chicago, IL
Public Art in Grant Park / Lollapalooza 2007 / Chicago, IL
Free Rein/Full Play - New Chicago Photography / Ellen Curlee Gallery / St. Louis, MO
Soup / NOVA Gallery / Chicago, IL

2006
Salon des Dessins / Teti Gallery / Chicago, IL
Spun from the Web / Gallery 2 / Chicago, IL
Back to Nature / The Contemporary Artists Center / North Adams, MA
Golden Girls: Fantasies, Utopias, & Alter-Egos / Gallery 2 / MFA Thesis Show / Chicago, IL

2005 - 2000
Mash-UP! / Gallery 2 / Chicago, IL (2005)
VASPArts 2004 / Plant Zero / Richmond, VA (2004)
Intermedia Festival 2002 / Johns Hopkins Black Box / Baltimore, MD (2002)
!Splash / Oella Mills Gallery / Ellicot City, MD (2002)
Roll Out the Red Carpet / Baltimore Museum of Art / Baltimore, MD (2000)


SELECTED VISITING ARTIST EVENTS, LECTURES & PANEL DISCUSSIONS

School of the Art Institute of Chicago / Closing Lecture - Shapiro Research Symposium / Chicago / Apr 2015
Human Impacts Chicago / Goethe-Institut Chicago / Panel on climate change solutions / Chicago / Sept 2014
ArtTable / Artist Lecture / Chicago / Aug 2014
6018NORTH / Artist Lecture / Chicago / 2013
Art Institute of Chicago / Moderator of Panel Discussion on Environmental Activism in Art / Chicago / 2013
Chicago Artist Writers / A Project by Jason Lazarus & Sophia Leiby / Guest Editor / Chicago / Nov 2012
ACRE Residency / Visiting Artist / Wild foraging walk & wild-crafted meal / Steuben, WI / 2011-2013
Art Institute of Chicago / Panel Discussion / Chicago / 2012
The Chicago Cultural Center / Panel Discussion / Chicago / 2012
Art Institute of Chicago / Panel Discussion / Chicago / 2011


AWARDS & HONORS

Finalist 'Place by Design' / SxSW Eco / Austin, TX / 2015
Chosen as 'Community Ambassador' for Chicago Community Trust's Centennial / 2015
Awarded Arts & Environment contest grant from Theo Westenberger Estate Foundation / 2015
Featured in ‘Best Photos of the Year’ (Portrait from Fall Arts Profile) / Chicago Tribune / 2014
Named ‘Chicago’s Best Dressed Artist’ / Newcity Magazine’s annual “Best of Chicago” issue / 2013
Named in ‘The Art 50 / Chicago’s Visual Vanguard’ / Newcity Magazine / 2013
Awarded Gold Addy Award / Art for Center for Biological Diversity Endangered Species Condoms / 2011
Awarded Union League Civic and Arts Foundation Prize, Finalist / 2006
Awarded SAIC Merit Scholarship / School of The Art Institute of Chicago / 2004-2006
Awarded National Art Honors Society Scholarship / Maryland Institute College of Art / 1998-2002
Awarded Trustee Scholarship / Maryland Institute College of Art / 1998-2002
Awarded Academic Achievement Scholarship / Maryland Institute College of Art / 1998-2002



MEDIA FEATURES

NPR / Interview on WBEZ's Worldview / August 11, 2016
Poetry Magazine / Cover Artist / May 2015 Issue
CAN TV / Film piece on Milkweed Dispersal Balloons at Rooted in Soil at the DePaul Art Museum and documentation of Panel Discussion / TV broadcast & YouTube / April 11, 2015 (Watch short piece on MDB here and panel discussion here)
StoryCorps / Recorded and Archived Interview for Human Impacts Institute / Sept 12, 2014
KPLR / Afternoons on 11 / Live TV Interview / Aug 1, 2014
KWMU - St. Louis Public Radio (NPR) / Radio Interview / July 28, 2014
The Chicago Reader / Feature Article / Vol. 43, No. 37 / Jun 5, 2014
WBBW / Radio Interview / Jun 4, 2014
The Chicago Reader / Cover Artist / Vol. 42, No. 17 / Jan 17, 2013
ABC7 News / TV Interview with Kendler & Chef Beverly Kim about their collaboration / October 6, 2012
Artist A Day / Featured Artist / 2012
Fecal Face / Photo of the Day / 2008
Flavorpill / Cover Artist / 2008
The Chicago Reader / Cover Image / 2006


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Chicago Magazine / Jason Foumberg / "A Eulogy for Elephants" / Sept 12, 2016
Daily Herald / Marie Wilson / "Trees, roots become art in Naperville" / July 12, 2016
Naperville Sun / David Sharos / "Earthy art installation offers interactive experience in Naperville" / July 12, 2016
New Times / Ryah Cooley / "Jenny Kendler brings the wild to art in her SLOMA exhibit" / May 4, 2016
Mashable / Katie Dupere / "How one activist combines impactful art and advocacy to save the Earth" / front page article for Earth Day / Apr 22, 2016
INSIDE/WITHIN / Feature Interview / Dec 2015
The Courier-Journal / Elizabeth Kramer / "Louisville's new public art works unveiled" / front page story & photo / Aug 28, 2015
The Buffalo News / Jordyn Reiland / "‘Rewilding’ flower seed project set to bloom across Erie County" / Aug 10, 2015
ArtSlant / Ionit Behar / "Jenny Kendler Translates Confessions into Birdsong" / July 13, 2015
The Buffalo News / Colin Dabkowski / "Artist Jenny Kendler takes Western New Yorkers into the weeds" / June 27, 2015
Austin American Statesman / Jeanne Claire van Ryzin / "Exhibit seeks to spark conversation about gentrification" / May 19, 2015
Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts Magazine / Meghan Moe Beitiks / Feature Article on Jenny Kendler / Issue Q12: On Environment / April 30, 2015
Chicago Sun-Times / Adrienne Samuels Gibbs / "Dirt + Art + Activism = DePaul University Exhibit" / Jan 24, 2015
Marie Claire Italia / Daniela Liucci / "Progetti emo-design per viverie meglio" / Jan 8, 2015
Chicago Tribune / Lori Waxman / "Ten reasons to get excited about the winter art season" / Jan 2, 2015
NRDC.org / Andrew Wetzler / "Tell it to the Birds: Confession and the Nature of Change" / Sept 19, 2014
Newcity / Alyssa Moxley / "Social Justice at an Art Fair?" / Sept 17, 2014
Chicago Tribune / Lori Waxman / Fall Arts Preview Feature / "Jenny Kendler puts ethics, empathy in art" / Sept 12, 2014
art ltd. / Robin Dluzen / “Spotlight: Chicago” / Sept 10, 2014
Chicago Gallery News / Franck Mercurio / "Realizing Human Relationships with Nature Through Art" / Aug 25, 2014
OnEarth Magazine / Jason Bittel / "Bombs for Butterflies" / Jul 23, 2014
Ghost Nature / Edited by Caroline Picard / Published by Green Lantern Press / Jun 16, 2014
Newcity / Jason Foumberg / "The Artist's Library" / Jun 5, 2014
The Chicago Reader / Samuel Worley / "The Natural Selection of Jenny Kendler" / Jun 3, 2014
Newcity / Jason Foumberg / "Spring Break! with Chicago Artists" / Mar 4, 2014
Hyperallergic / Alicia Eler / "10 Chicago Art Exhibitions to See this Winter" / Jan 14, 2014
SAIC's E+D Magazine / Lucia Anaya / “Art on the Edge of Extinction” / Sept 2013
Matter Monthly - A monthly journal of political poetry and commentary / Featured Artist / Issue 4 / Aug 2013
The Seen - The Official Blog of EXPO Chicago / Stephanie Cristello / “Pitchfork Music Festival” / July 24, 2013
Chicago Tribune / Sophia Lee / "Not Listening? What Else is at Pitchfork?" / July 18, 2013
Newcity Magazine / Jason Foumberg / "Art Break/ Amy Zahi on Curating" / Apr 30, 2013
The STEAM Journal / Jarod Kawasaki & Dai Toyofuku / "A Distributed Intelligence Approach to Multidisciplinarity - Encouraging Divergent Thinking in Complex Science Issues in Society" / Vol. 1, Iss. 1, Article 10, 2013
The Detroit Hub / Marge Sorge / "EXCHANGE between Detroit and Chicago artists brings great art..." / Feb 14, 2013
Hyperallergic / Alicia Eler / "Top 5 Chicago Shows of 2012" / Dec 28, 2012
ArtSlant / Alicia Chester / "2012 in Review: The Second City Comes in First - Top Shows of 2012" / Oct 25, 2012
Hyperallergic / Alicia Eler / "Surreal Sculptures Remixing Nature Provoke Environmentalist Concerns" / Oct 24, 2012
The Chicago Reader / Sam Worley / "Sic transit gloria meat market" / Oct 17, 2012
Sixty Inches From Center / Lydia Shepard / "The Wonderment & Complexities of Nature" / May 14, 2012
Chicago Weekly / Claire Withycombe / "Black Magic Women" / May 10, 2012
Eco-Now / Daniel Hudon / "Artists and Endangered Species" / Apr 23, 2012
Style Weekly / Amy Ritchie / "Fantastic Voyages: ADA Gallery plays host to the dream works of Jenny Kendler" / 2011
The New York Times / Mireya Navarro / "Breaking a Long Silence on Population Control" / Oct 31, 2011
NY Arts Magazine / "Featured Artists" / 2010
Blanket Magazine / "re_action" / Iss. #22, Cosmos Issue, 2010
ReadyMade Magazine / "The Endangered Species Print Project" / Jan/Feb 2010 Issue, 2010
Boing-Boing.net / "Endangered Species Condoms" / 2010
Orion Magazine / "The Endangered Species Print Project" / Jan/Feb 2010 Issue, 2010
ParasolMag / "Interview with Jenny Kendler" / Issue 5, 2009
Newcity Magazine / Sara McCool / "Art Break - Endangered Species Print Project" / 2009
Juxtapoz / "Save the Whales! And the Seychelles Sheath-tailed Bat, and The Indri Lemur" / 2009
The Green Life - The Sierra Club's Blog / Della Watson / "Rare Art for Rare Animals" / 2009
Bear Deluxe Magazine / "Wunderkammer" / 2009
Lady Lavona's Cabinet of Curiosities / "(Wo)man and Nature" / 2008
Businessweek / Stacy Perman / "Business Advice for Artists from Artists" / 2008
Newcity Magazine / Kelly McClure / "The Stinking Nightshade" / 2008
Time Out Chicago Magazine / Alicia Eler / "Henbane - Dialectics of the Feminine Sublime" / 2008
CS Magazine / Jessica Cochran / Review of Wunderkammer / 2007
Daily Candy / "Wunderkammer at Kasia Kay Art Projects" / 2007
Newcity Magazine / Jason Foumberg / "Eye Exam" / 2007
Vocalo.org - Broadcast and Webcast Radio / Drowning World Interview / 2007
Flavorpill / Audrey M. Mast / "Animalistic Flavor" / Issue 141, 2007
The Chicago Reader / Tamara Faulkner / "Drowning World at Nova Gallery" / 2007
Art MoCo Web Magazine / Sabine Modder / "The Top of the World" / 2006
Golden Girls Exhibition Catalog / Faith Wilding / "Letter to a Young Woman Artist" / 2006
CenterStage Chicago / Joanne Hinkel / "Art and What Ales You" / 2005