BIO
Teaching artist Jeni Jenkins (she/her) is a biracial identifying visual activist and social practice artist invested in enabling positive social impact by extending her practice outside the studio and into the social context. As a socially engaged artist she is passionate about the role of art in transforming individual lives and communities. Her artwork is influenced by Feminist philosophy and critical social theory. She considers art to be a weapon of resistance and making intersectional Feminist art to be a revolutionary act. Her work ranges from political poster art, portrait photography, illustration, collage and printmaking. She combines text and imagery to create artwork as a means to protest injustice, and encourage new ways to think, new ways to look at the world, and new ways of valuing humans over capitalism, institutional racism and sexism, and fascism.

Jenkins holds a B.S. in Social Science from Boise State University, minors in Psychology, Sociology, and Fine Art and an M.A. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies form the University of Cincinnati where she is currently an MFA candidate in the School of Art at the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning.
curriculum vitae
EDUCATION

2022 (Expected) Master of Fine Arts, School of Art, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH
2008 Master of Arts, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies | Independent studies in printmaking, DAAP, University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH
2005 Bachelor of Science, Social Science | Minors: Visual Art, Psychology, Sociology, Dispute Resolution, Boise State University - Boise, ID
EXHIBITIONS/PUBLIC ARTWORKS

3/2021-4/2021 FIERCE: Black MotHERstory Exhibition, Contemporary Arts Center - Cincinnati, OH
10/2020 Your Art is Your Voice | Digital Projection Campaign, Zumiez/Amplifier - Seattle/D.C./New York City/Anchorage - US
5/2020 Global Artwork in response to COVID-19, Digital Projection, Amplifier/W1curates - London, UK
9/2018 - 12/2022 World of Frida, Traveling National Juried Exhibition
    Hudson River Museum - Yonkers, NY - Feb. 3 - May 22, 2022
    R.W. Norton Art Gallery - Shreveport, LA - Sept. 25 - Nov. 21, 2021
    International Museum of Art & Science - McAllen, TX - Mar. 27 - Aug. 29, 2021    
    Huntsville Museum of Art - Huntsville, AL - Dec. 12, 2020 - Feb. 27, 2021
    CA Center for the Arts - Escondido, CA - Sept. 19 - Nov. 15, 2020
    Grace Hudson Museum - Ukiah, CA - May 23 - Aug. 16, 2020
    Museum of Arts & Sciences - Daytona Beach, FL - Feb. 22 - April 26, 2020
    Carlsbad Museum & Art Center - Carlsbad, NM - Nov. 9, 2019 – Jan. 25, 2020
    Bedford Gallery - Walnut Creek, CA - July 8 – Sept. 16, 2018
5/2015 Crank Up, Cincy Bike Month Group Exhibition, Coffee Emporium - Cincinnati, OH
5/2014 Biltwell Art & Moto Show, Benefiting LifeCenter Organ Donor Network, Queen City Mods & Rocker’s Rally - Cincinnati, OH
5/2014 Crank Up, Cincy Bike Month Group Exhibition, Coffee Emporium - Cincinnati, OH
2005 Bra Project, benefit for Breast Cancer Action, Boise State Women’s Center - Boise, ID
2004 BSU Visual Arts League Group Exhibition, Basque Block - Boise, ID
TEACHING ARTIST /ARTIST TALKS/RESIDENCIEs

2020-2021 Graduate Teaching Assistantship, DAAP, University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH
5/2021 Artist Residency, Hoffner Lodge Gallery - Cincinnati, OH
3/2021 Exhibition Juror, Seeing Self BIPOC Exhibition, Art Academy - Cincinnati, OH
3/2021 - 4/2021 Co-Lab Workshops, Contemporary Arts Center - Cincinnati, OH1/21 - 8/21 Curator-in-Residence, Hoffner Lodge Gallery - Cincinnati, OH
12/2020 Art & Activism Visiting Artist Talk, Contemporary Arts Center - Cincinnati, OH
11/2020 Stand Up Live Stream Panel. Zumiez/Amplifier - US
10/2020 Visiting Artist Talk, Art Academy - Cincinnati, OH
10/2020 Public Hall of Protest Art Collaboration, WordPlay Cincy - Cincinnati, OH
9/2020 Don’t Ghost The Vote | Your Art is Your Voice Panel, Zumiez/Amplifier - US
9/2020 You Have a Voice! Workshop, WordPlay Cincy - Cincinnati, OH
8/2020 - 12/2020 FIERCE: Black MotHERstory Project, Queens Village - Cincinnati, OH
9/2019 Intro To Relief Printing Workshop, Queens Village - Cincinnati, OH
1/2014 - 5/2015 Adjunct Instructor, Women’s & Gender Studies, Department Of History & Geography, Northern Kentucky University - Highland Heights, KY
2012 - 2013 Contract Art Instructor, Starfire University - Cincinnati, OH
2013 Contract Art Instructor, Family Festival, Contemporary Arts Center - Cincinnati, OH
2013 Contract Drama Instructor, Dramakinetics - Cincinnati, OH
6/2008 - 12/2008 Adjunct Instructor, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University Of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH
8/2007 - 12/2007 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University Of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH




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