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Jennifer
Yorke

Chicago, IL

My work is about the ever-present but always problematic human impulse to understand the world through appearances. Most of us deeply want to understand a fragmentary world as whole and to imagine our fractured selves as complete. In my recent work in collage, itself a medium of conjoined fragments, I conflate fashion’s celebration and distortion of the body with our more day-to-day experience of its flaws, failures and expellants.

In my collages, the failures and flaws of the body assert themselves over the seductive veneer of beauty and propriety created by both costume and custom. Despite our best efforts to create controlled, socially-appropriate selves, our bodies are often filled with unruly desires, and only imperfectly contain the sticky, the smelly and the wet. I demonstrate the absurdity of our efforts at control through humor—and the humors that seep and spurt out of my fashionable figures.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
•Amity Art Foundation, Woodbridge CT
•Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Australia
•Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn
•Auckland Gallery of Art, Auckland New Zealand
•Carleton College, Northfield MN
•Center for the Book Arts, New York City
•Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville AL
•Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen City, China
•Joan Flasch Artist’s Book Collection, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
•Knight Library, University of Oregon, Eugene OR
•Kohler Art Library, University of Wisconsin, Madison
•Museum of Modern Art/Franklin Furnace/Artist Book Collection, New York City
•National Museum of Women in the Arts, Archives on Women Artists, Washington DC
•Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville Australia
•Southern Graphics Council Archives, The University of Mississippi Museum, Oxford
•University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2014
•Twerks on Paper, Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago IL, January 10-February 15

2013
•Sieve: New Work in Collage by Jennifer Yorke, Weyers-Sampson Art Gallery, Thiel College, Greenville PA; invitational solo exhibition

2010
•Chicago Public Library, Lincoln-Belmont Branch; Women’s History Month exhibition selected by a Chicago Public Library system-wide jury

2006
•Project Room, Phoenix Gallery, Chelsea, New York City; awarded through the 2006 National Juried Exhibition by juror Tricia Yunjoo Paik, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, New York

2005
•Bombshell, SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta Canada; juried solo exhibition at the gallery of the Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists

2003
•Solo Exhibition, Gallery Talk & Workshop, Boliou Gallery, Carleton College, Northfield MN; part of the Carleton College Digital Arts Festival

2001
•Memento, Anchor Graphics, Chicago IL; juried solo exhibition

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2013
•E. Ashley Rooney & Stephanie Standish, American Print Makers (Atglen PA: Schiffer Publishing, 2013); feature spread in forthcoming survey of American print artists

2009
•Joann Moser, “Digital Déjà Vu”, Printed on Paper: The Techniques, History & Conservation of Printed Media (Newcastle, England: Northumbria University & Art & Social Sciences Academic Press, 2009); image & discussion in paper

•William Fick & Elizabeth Grabowski, Printmaking (Upper Saddle River NJ & London, England: Prentice Hall & Laurence King, 2009); image & discussion in caption

2005
•Heather McKay, “The B I G Question”, Blast Bristol, August 31 2005; mention
bbc.co.uk/bristol/content/articles/.../sizematters_blast_feature.shtml

•Sarah Bodman et al., A Perpetual Portfolio (Bristol: Impact Press, 2005); catalog for an exhibition at the Museo Nacional Del Grabado, Buenos Aires, Argentina of the Perpetual Portfolio produced at the Centre for Fine Print Research the University of the West of England

•Donna Westerman et al., Los Angeles Printmaking Society 18th National Exhibition (Pasadena: Armory Center for the Arts, 2005); exhibition catalog

•Agnieszka Matejko, “Bombs Away”, Vue Weekly: Edmonton’s 100% Independent News & Entertainment Weekly, August 11 2005; review & image

•Michael Workman, “Eye Exam”, New City Chicago, August 9 2005; mention http://www.newcitychicago.com/chicago/4592.html

•Gilbert A. Bouchard, “Blond Ambition: Artist Explores Cultural Icon”, Edmonton Journal, August 5 2005, p. 72; review & image

•Mari Sasano, “The Burden of Being Beautifully, Perfectly Blond”, Edmonton Journal, August 5 2005, p. 90; interview & image

•Ruth Weisberg, “Syntax of the Print: Revisted”, Impact 4 International Printmaking Conference, Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany; work mentioned in paper

•Bradley Lincoln, “Insider Art”, Chicago Visitor, Winter/Spring 2005, p. 18-21; full-page image on p. 18; photograph by Katrina Wittkamp

•Lecture by Joann Moser, Senior Curator, Graphic Arts, the Smithsonian American Art Museum at the opening of the 2005 Boston Printmakers’ Biennial Exhibition

•“Westchester Artist Takes First in Quad State Show”, Quincy Herald-Wig, June 5 2005; mention

•Gillian Greenhill Hannum, “Print Week Party at the International Print Center New York”, The Print Club of New York, Inc., Winter 2005, p. 2-3; description of work & artist’s talk

2004
•Molly Carter et al., A6; an examination of the work of six printmakers in a full-color book co-published by Jet Litho, Firebelly Designs & Anchor Graphics.

•Anna Poplawska, “What’s in a Smile?”, Footlights, April 2004, p. 11; review & image

2002
•“Forceful Portraits Take Center Stage: Juried Show at Foundation”, The Sandpaper, July 17 2002, Section 2, p. 40; mention in a review of the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences 2002 National Juried Competition

•“‘Bravo’ Says Art Show Judge About Exhibit at Foundation”, Times-Beacon, July 24 2002, p. B1; mention in a review of the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences 2002 National Juried Competition

2001
•Chicago Reader, May 11 2001, Section 2, p. 25; image from solo exhibition at Anchor Graphics

•“Spotlight”, Chicago Tribune, June 1 2001, Section 7 C, p. 22; image from solo exhibition at Anchor Graphics

1999
•Peter Baldaia & William M. Holmes, Envisioning Space Technology: Ten Alabama Printmakers; catalog of exhibition at the Huntsville Museum of Art

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Ongoing
•Artist’s Books Available at Printed Matter, New York City

2013
•CONTEXT Art Miami, Packer Schopf Gallery, December 3-8
•Fountain Chicago Art Fair, Packer Schopf Gallery, September 20-22
•Gallery Artists, Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago IL, May 24-July 6
•8-Hour Projects, Bowman~Penelec~Megahan Galleries, Allegheny College, Meadville PA

2012
•Right Here Over There, Lexington Art League, Lexington KY; Becky Alley, Exhibitions & Programs Director, LAL; site-specific installation
•Body/Figure/Nude, Lexington Art League, Lexington KY; curated by Professor Anna Brzyski, University of Kentucky; & Becky Alley, Exhibitions & Programs Director, LAL
•Headshot, Lightwell Gallery, University of Oklahoma, Norman OK; portfolio organized by Tim Dooley & Bill Fick

2011
•It is What it is, Southside Hub of Production, Chicago IL; curated by Laura Shaeffer & John Preus
•Paper in Particular, Columbia College, Columbia MO; juried by April Katz
•Headshot, Gallery 214, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb IL; portfolio organized by Tim Dooley & Bill Fick
•Love & Things Like Love, Lexington Art League, Lexington KY; curated by Becky Alley, Exhibitions & Programs Director, Lexington Art League
•Anchor Graphics: Surveying the Collection, Riverside Arts Center, Riverside IL;curated by Garry Henderson

2010
•Ucross: 26 Years of Visual Art, the Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper WY; curated by Lisa Hatchadoorian, Curator, the Nicolaysen Art Museum
•Pieces of 9: Reframing the Collection, California State University-Long Beach Art Museum; selected by Brian Trimble
•Emerging Artists Auction, Daniel Cooney Fine Art & iGavel Auctions; lots on view at Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York City, April 22 – May 13
•Dreams, Patterns, Tests, Washington State University, Pullman WA; curated by Kevin Haas, Associate Professor & Printmaking Area Coordinator
•Headshot, Mid-America Print Council Conference, Minneapolis MN; portfolio organized by Tim Dooley & Bill Fick
•Artist-Made Books, the Dittmar Memorial Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston IL; juried exhibition of work by Chicago-area book artists
•Testing, Testing One Two, Southern Graphics Council Conference,
•Philadelphia PA; invitational portfolio organized by Andrea Schumacher, Columbia College Chicago & Natasha Pestich, Minneapolis College of Art & Design

2009
•Multiplo_7 “Security Through Obscurity”, N.O. Gallery, Milan, Italy; artists’ multiples
•China Sanbao International Printmaking Exhibition, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen City, China; curated by Minna Resnick; the exhibition traveled to Shanxi University, Taiyuan, China
•SGC Conference Coordinators Exhibition, Southern Graphics Council Conference, Columbia College Chicago; organized by Stephanie Standish
•Global Impact: Printmaking by International Artists, Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery, Upper Iowa University, Fayette; "Time Sensitive Material?" Portfolio
•The Op Shop, Chicago IL; pop-up gallery organized by Laura Shaeffer

2008
•Event Horizon, Union Square & Project Space Gallery, the School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA; public art project organized by Jennifer Schmidt, Faculty, SMFA
•22nd International Juried Show, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit NJ; juried by Carter Foster, Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art

2007
•Body Politic, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, Dekalb IL; group exhibition curated by Peter Olson, Assistant Director, NIU Art Museum

2006
•NOVA Art Fair, Chicago IL; juried window installation
•The Graphic Environment: Contemporary Print Installations by Four Artists,Truman State University Art Gallery, Kirksville MO

2005
•Hand to Mouse: Images from the University of the West of England Digital Laboratory Selected from the Perpetual Portfolio, The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
•Perpetual Portfolio, Museo Nacional del Grabado, Buenos AiresArgentina
•25th Anniversary Show, Printworks Gallery, Chicago IL; invitational
•University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art, Cedar Falls IA; three-person exhibition
•Convergence of Factors, Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park IL; invitational
•Two-Person Exhibition, Street Level Gallery, Highwood IL

2004
•New Prints 2004/Autumn, International Print Center New York, New York City; juried exhibition of newly created prints; an official Print Week event
•New Prints 2004/Summer, International Print Center New York, New York City
•Lancaster Museum of Art Print National, Lancaster PA; juried by Mark Pascale, Associate Curator, Department of Prints & Drawings, The Art Institute of Chicago
•4th Minnesota National Print Biennial, Katheryn E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; juried by Siri Engberg, Associate Curator, Walker Art Center; Marjorie Devon, Director, Tamarind Institute; & Professor John Scott, Xavier University Personality
•Crisis, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago IL; invitational

2003
•Tracing Times, Iziko-South African Museum, Cape Town South Africa; invitational portfolio organized by Professor Justin Diggle, University of
Utah; also exhibited at the Gittens Gallery, Department of Art & Art History, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
•National Spring Open Juried Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA; juried by Jeffery Carr, Dean, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
•Curtains, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York City; international print portfolio organized by Justin Diggle, Marina Tsesarskaya & Michael Connor
•Two Countries Separated by a Common Language, Boston MA; invitational portfolio organized by Justin Diggle, Assistant Professor of Art, University of Utah; exhibited at the Southern Graphics Council Conference

2002
•Quad-State Juried Exhibition, Quincy Art Center, Quincy IL; juried by John Begley, Gallery Director, Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville
•Pandora’s Box, Epicenter Press, Columbia College Center for the Book & Paper Arts, Chicago IL; invitational portfolio & exhibition
•Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences 2002 National Juried Competition, Loveladies NJ; juried by Maria-Christina Villasenor, Associate Curator, Guggenheim Museum

2001
•Boundless, The Northwest Print Council, Portland OR; curated by Kevin Haas in conjunction with the East/West Print Symposium
•On/Off/Over the Edge, American Print Alliance Juried Traveling Exhibition
•International Miniprint, Jack S. Blanton Museum, University of Texas at Austin; invitational portfolio organized by the Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England, Bristol
•Curtains, University of Texas at Austin; invitational portfolio exhibited at the Southern Graphics Council Conference; organized by Professor Justin Diggle, University of Utah

2000
•2000-2002 Southern Graphics Council Traveling Exhibition; juried by Ken Kerslake, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Florida at Gainesville. Venues include: Las Cruces Museum of Fine Art & Culture, Las Cruces NM; University of Miami, Miami FL; Yeiser Art Center, Paducah KT; Furman University, Greenville SC & other institutions
•University of the West of England, Bristol; invitational portfolio & exhibition
•Quad-State Juried Exhibition, Quincy Art Center, Quincy IL; juried by Mary Ann Wilkinson, Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, the Detroit Institute of Arts

1999
•Southeastern Juried Exhibition, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile AL; juried by James Rondeau, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, the Art Institute of Chicago
•Envisioning Space Technology: Ten Alabama Printmakers, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville AL; curated by Peter Baldaia, Chief Curator, Huntsville Museum of Art
•Archill Gallery, Auckland New Zealand; invitational portfolio organized by Fred Hagstrom, Professor of Art in Printmaking, Carleton College

1998
•Gallery 2, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
•Book/Art/Book National Invitational, Artists’ Bookworks Houston, Houston TX
•The School of the Art Institute of Chicago MFA Thesis Exhibition

1997
•Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo Japan; graduate student exchange
•Pressed & Pulled IV National Juried Printmaking Exhibition, Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville GA; juried by Rudy Pozzatti, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Indiana University, Bloomington IN
•Seoul National University, Seoul South Korea; graduate student exchange

1996
•1996-8 Southern Graphics Council Traveling Exhibition
•LaGrange (GA) National XIX Biennial, Chatahoochee Valley Art Museum
•Pacific States National PrintBiennial, University of Hawaii-Hilo
•Arena Gallery, Carleton College, Northfield MN; two-person show
•Bridge Square Gallery, Northfield MN; four-person show

1995
•Senior Thesis Show, Carleton College Art Gallery, Northfield MN
•National Works on Paper Juried Student Exhibition, Southern Graphics
•Council Conference, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

SELECTED COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2006-7
•Adjunct Faculty, Department of Printmedia, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

2005-6
•Lecturer in Printmaking, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago IL

2001-5
•Adjunct Instructor, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago IL

1998-2000
•Assistant Professor of Art, Printmaking & Graduate Faculty the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa AL

RESIDENCIES
2013
•The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences, Rabun Gap GA

2012
•The Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz NY
•The Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Saratoga WY
•The Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest IL
•The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences, Rabun Gap GA

2011
•Anchor Graphics, Columbia College Chicago
•The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences, Rabun Gap GA
•The Jentel Foundation, Banner WY

2010
•The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences, Rabun Gap GA
•The Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest IL

2008
•Ucross Foundation, Clearmont WY

2005
•Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT; partially funded by an Artist’s Grant

2004
•Perpetual Portfolio Digital Residency, The Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England, Bristol

GRANTS & AWARDS
2007, 2003, 2001
•Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, the City of Chicago

2005
•Juror’s Award, Los Angeles Printmaking Society 18th National Exhibition; Juror: Ruth Weisberg, Dean of Fine Arts, University of Southern California

•Judge’s Award, Quad-State Juried Exhibition, Quincy Art Center, Quincy IL; Judge: Ms. Fahimeh Vahdat, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

•Artist’s Grant, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT

1999
•Research Advisory Committee Grant, the University of Alabama

1994-1995
•Larsen Award in the Creative & Performing Arts, Carleton College

1994
•Richter Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Carleton College

1993-1994
•Ursula Hemingway Jepson Memorial Award, Carleton College

1993
•Blandin Foundation Fellow, the Blandin Foundation & Carleton College

EDUCATION
1998
•Master of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL; Graduate Trustee Fellowship (full-tuition fellowship)

1995
•Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, Carleton College, Northfield MN
Distinction (honors) in Studio Art major

More on Jennifer:

My solo show "Twerks on Paper" called "not to be missed": www.collegeart.org/committees/picksjanuary2014
The Jealous Curator was jealous of me on June 24 2013!
I accompany my collage-making with an impromptu soundtrack of cartoon noises.