Jenny Schmid lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she runs bikini press international and is an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota. She exhibits her work nationally and internationally and is represented by The Davidson Galleries in Seattle. Her prints can be found in collections including The Library of Congress, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, The Detroit Institute of Arts, The Block Museum in Chicago and The Spencer Art Museum. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, the McKnight Foundation Fellowship, the Bush Artists Grant, a Jerome Film and Video grant and two Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant. In 2017, she will be performing live animations in Mexico City with her collaborator Ali Momeni as part of the Vertex Festival at UNAM. Momeni and Schmid have a residency at Estalagem da Ponta do Sol Residency for Contemporary Music and Electronics, Madeira, Portugal in January 2018 and Schmid has a solo exhibition of her etchings in May, 2018 at Gradska Galerija, Bihac, Bosnia.
During her residency at Frans Masereel Centrum, Schmid used non-toxic etching materials to create a series of medium format etchings that address environmental issues with mythical imagery. This latest theme pairs historical allegorical figures- yetis, mermaids, sea monsters, etc. with contemporary environmental problems. This remix draws attention to environmental issues by connecting historical symbols that were part of (or are still part of) collective ideas of morality and desire.
04.09.2017 - 29.09.2017