Jen Morris

Jen Morris, CV

 
Education
  • 2004 – 06 / MFA, Merit Scholar. School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
  • 1993 – 98 / BFA with honors. Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Solo Exhibitions
  • 2017 (upcoming) / May Gallery, Webster University. St. Louis, MO, USA.
  • 2016 / Marble. Bennington Museum. Bennington, VT, USA.
  • 2013 / Pastoral. Vermont Supreme Court. Montpelier, VT, USA.
  • 2012 / Enunciate. Drury Gallery, Marlboro College. Marlboro, VT, USA.
  • 2004 / Utopiary. Zebra Lounge, Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
  • 2002 / Site Specific. New Gallery, Pittsburgh Filmmakers. Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Selected Group Exhibitions and Screenings
  • 2016 / Reinventing Grandma Moses. Bennington Museum. Bennington, VT, USA. Curated by Jamie Franklin.
  • 2016 / Of Land and Local: Watershed. Burlington City Arts at Shelburn Farms. Shelburn, VT, USA. Curated by Ashely Jimenez.
  • 2015 / Directly In. Silo City. Buffalo, NY, USA. Sound Installation with Emily Anderson.
  • 2014 / The Ephemeral. Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography. Detroit, MI, USA. Exhibition and online exhibition curated by Tate Shaw.
  • 2014 / Looking Out. Sharon Arts Center. Sharon, NH, USA.
  • 2013 / FOTONOVIEMBRE, Atlántica Colectivas. Centro de Fotografía. Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. Video collaboration with Emily Anderson. Exhibition curated by Anne Morin, Angela Sofia Mendes Ferreira, Juan Francisco Acosta Torres, Adrián Alemán Bastarrica, Yolanda Peralta Sierra, Antonio Vela de la Torre.
  • 2012 / Brattleboro Literary Festival. Center for Digital Art. Brattleboro, VT, USA. Video collaboration with Emily Anderson. Screening curated by the Center for Digital Art.
  • 2012 / Traps. Space 1026. Philadelphia, PA, USA. Video collaboration with Emily Anderson. Screening curated by Jared Dyer.
  • 2011 / Chain Letter. Samson Gallery, Boston, MA.
  • 2011 / Brattleboro Literary Festival. Center for Digital Art. Brattleboro, VT, USA. Video collaboration with Emily Anderson. Screening curated by the Center for Digital Art.
  • 2009 / Transfer Lounge. SPACE. Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Animated video collaboration for exhibition with Hyla Willis. Exhibition curated by Carolina Loyola-Garcia and Ima Pico.
  • 2009 / Transfer Lounge. Forja Arte. Valencia, Spain. Animated video collaboration for exhibition with Hyla Willis. Exhibition curated by Carolina Loyola-Garcia and Ima Pico.
  • 2008 / Photography Invitational. Media Arts Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Exhibition curated by Christine Holtz.
  • 2008 / SAFE. Atlantic Works Gallery. Boston, MA, USA. Exhibition curated by Laura McPhee.
  • 2008 / International Arrivals. Media Arts Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Exhibition curated by Timothy Hadfield.
  • 2007 / Evidence. Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery. Ogden, UT, USA.
  • 2006 / Distances. Contemporary Art Workshop. Chicago, IL, USA. Exhibtion curated by Brandon Larson.
  • 2006 / MFA Thesis Exhibition. Gallery 2. Chicago, IL, USA.
  • 2006 / Group Show. Gallery 2. Chicago, IL, USA.
  • 2005 / Detail from the Mountain Side. Rhino Fest. Chicago, IL, USA. Performance collaboration with Brian Torrey Scott, Azita Youssefi, and Sam Wagster.
  • 2005 / Selfish. Project Space. Chicago, IL, USA.
  • 2004 / Three Rivers Annual Exhibition. Gallery 937. Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Exhibition curated by Katherine Talcott.
  • 2004 / Petite Enveloppe Urbaine Nº 11: Science Fiction as Social Commentary. SPACE. Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Co-curator and co-organizer with Hugues Charbonneau, Montréal, Canada.
 
Publications
  • 2015 / The States Project, Vermont.
    Lenscratch: online daily journal about photography. Availible here.
  • 2015 / Little. Illustrations for a book of poetry written by Emily Anderson. Published by Blaze Vox Books.
  • 2014 / The Ephemeral. Detroit Center for Photography, Detroit, MI, USA. Publication curated by Tate Shaw.
  • 2012 / Hunger Mountain – VCFA Journal for the Arts, Issue 17: Labyrinth. Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT, USA. Arts Editor: Humberto Ramirez.
  • 2006 / School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 2006-2007 Graduate Programs Catalogue. Chicago, IL, USA.
  • 2004 / Petite Enveloppe Urbaine Nº 11: Science Fiction as Social Commentary. Centre des arts actuels, SKOL, Montréal, Canada. / SPACE,  Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Co-curator and co-organizer in Pittsburgh, PA with collaborator Hugues Charbonneau, Montréal, Canada.
 
Lectures, Speeches, and Artist Talks
  • 10/2017 (upcoming) / Webster University. St. Louis, MO, USA. Visiting Artist Lecture.
  • 04/23/2014 / Rhode Island School of Design. Providence, RI, USA.
  • Guest Lecturer for the Jewelry + Metalsmithing MFA Seminar. Image critique and discussion about the semiotic construction of photography, and how to use it to document work.
  • 10/15/2013 / InSight Photography at the Vermont Center for Photography. Brattleboro, VT, USA. Small group discussion about photographs up for auction.  The work was contextualized historically, and Vermont photographers were noted.
  • 01/24/2013 / Brattleboro Museum and Arts Center. Brattleboro, VT, USA. Formal lecture that contextualized landscape photography within American ideologies and historical precedents.
  • 10/23/2012 / Visiting Artist, Marlboro College. Marlboro, VT, USA. Formal artist lecture open to the public and critiques with students.
  • 02/4/2012 / Vermont College of Fine Arts. Montpelier, VT, USA. Key-note speech for the graduating class of 2012.
  • 11/11/2009 / SPACE. Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Short speech with Hyla Willis, with informal question and answer session.
  • 08/21/2008 / Atlantic Works Gallery. Boston, MA, USA. Short speech, with informal question and answer session.
  • 04/6/2006 / Weber State University. Ogden, UT, USA. Formal artist lecture to faculty, staff, and students.
  • 05/8/2005 / Art Institute of Chicago, Morton Auditorium. Chicago, IL, USA. Formal artist lecture, open to the public.
 
Grants and Awards
  • 2006 / School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL, USA. Graduating MFA Fellowship. Merit grant awarded by a panel of visiting artists.
  • 2005 / School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Photography Department. Chicago, IL, USA. Weinstein Memorial Fellowship. MFA thesis completion grant awarded by SAIC Photography Faculty.
  • 2004 / School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL, USA. Merit Trustee Scholarship. Full tuition for the two-year MFA Photography program.
  • 2004 / Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Juror’s Award, Three Rivers Annual Exhibition.
  • 2004 / Carnegie Mellon University, College of Fine Arts. Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Commission and funding for a photographic mural installation in the Zebra Lounge.
  • 2004 / Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Funding for the exhibition Petite Enveloppe Urbaine Nº 11: Science Fiction as Social Commentary at SPACE.

Current Academic Appointments
  • 2010 – / Associate Professor. Art Department, Landmark College. Putney, VT, USA.
  • 2007 – / Artist Teacher: MFA Studio Art Advisor. MFA in Visual Art Program, Vermont College of Fine Arts. Montpelier, VT, USA.

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Information previous to 2004 available upon request.