Jenny Kendler named first-ever Artist-in-Residence with NRDC

In 2014 through 2015 I will be Artist-in-Residence with NRDC (National Resource Defense Council) -- one of the nation's largest environmental organizations, and a huge force for positive change with over 1.4 million members. I am honored to be the organization's first Artist-in-Residence, and grateful for their generous grant in support of the residency. It is exciting to see an organization like NRDC  working at the nexus of my passions at the intersection of art, science & activism. NRDC has already helped get some exciting projects off the ground with with environmentally-engaged artists like Maya Lin, Vaughn Bell and the estate of Gordon Matta-Clark.

During the residency I will collaborate with conservation scientists, lawyers & activists working on biodiversity and climate, and travel to on-site conservation efforts. I hope to use this platform to create projects that nurture more intimate relationships with the natural world, raise awareness on the the extinction crisis & (perhaps literally) plant the seeds for radical change. Please follow my art website at jennykendler.com for news about the upcoming projects and events which will emerge from the residency in the coming year.

(Do you represent an organization that would like to partner with NRDC during the residency to host an event, public art project, exhibition etc? Please contact me through  jennykendler.com )


Recent news from the studio of Jenny Kendler

This week I have exciting news. Tomorrow my piece Camouflage (Disguise for an Endangered Bird) I will be on the cover of The Chicago Reader, read by 100,000+ people weekly in print and many more online.

Wrapping up 2012, I was pleased to have my solo show The Hall of Disappearing at CAC's BOLT Residency Gallery be named one of 2012's five top shows by Hyperallergic and one of the two top shows by ArtSlant.

There are a few things already lined up for 2013. I have a group show coming up in Detroit at Public Pool, a solo show at The Salon Series's new project space, and will be installing public art at the Damen Blue Line CTA station. Exciting!

You can read more about what's coming up and also see lots of new work at: http://jennykendler.com

Thanks for all of your support!