Jessica Gondek

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Work1 Title: Enterprising Machines Year: 2014 Materials: Oil and Digital Print on Canvas Dimensions: H 36 W 36 D Work2 Title: Enterprising Machines Year: 2015 Materials: Charcoal, Pastel, and Digital Print Dimensions: H 46 W 29 D Work3 Title: Enterprising Machines Year: 2015
Materials: Charcoal, Pastel, and Digital Print Dimensions: H 46 W 29 D Work4 Title: Enterprising Machines Year: 2014 Materials: Oil and Digital Print on Canvas Dimensions: H 36 W 54 D Work5 Title: Enterprising Machines Year: 2014 Materials: Oil and Digital Print on Canvas Dimensions: H 36 W 54 D

Statement:

Enterprising Machines

The primary focus of my work is abstract stemming from an interest in technology, geometry, machine aesthetics, nature, and architecture.  My work explores a dichotomous relationship between the hand and the machine that has evolved over time. This creative journey has taken me from works engaged in 3D modeling to create forms and compositions to recent explorations of gendered domestic machines from the early part of the twentieth century referencing trade catalogues and actual utilitarian objects.  These works hold in common a marriage of both traditional media and digitally mediated computer approaches intrinsic to the development of the images.  The mechanical forms within these compositions are simultaneously transformed asserting an animated physical presence and internal narrative

Resume:

Jessica Gondek

•Educational Background

-M.F.A. Washington University, Saint Louis, MO, 1992
-B.F.A. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1990

• Teaching Experience

-2002- Present  Associate Professor, Loyola University Chicago, IL. (Tenured 2002)

• Upcoming Solo Exhibitions

-2017 Solo Exhibition, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn New York, NY.

-2016    Solo Exhibition, ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation, Chicago, IL.

• Recent Invitational Exhibitions

-2015    •  Associate Members Group Exhibition, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY.
•  23rd Annual Friends Exhibition, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY.
•  Evanston Art Center, Works From Around Our State, Invitational Group
Exhibition, Evanston IL.
•  Urban Threads, Members Group Exhibition, ARC Gallery and Educational
Foundation, Chicago, IL.
•  Luma at Ten Greatest Hits, Group Exhibition, Loyola University Art Museum,
Chicago, IL.

•Selected  Grants and Fellowships

-2002  The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Artist Grant, New York City, NY.

• Selected Artist Residency Awards

-2008  Artist in Residence, Can Serrat International Art Center, El Bruc, Spain.-
-2006  Artist in Residence, Frans Masereel Center, Kasterlee, Belgium.
-2003  Artist in Residence North Dakota State University, Printmaking Education and
Research Studio, “PEARS”  Program, Fargo, ND.
-2002  Artist in Residence, Beecher Center, Butler Institute of American Art,
Youngstown, OH.
-1997  Artist in Residence, Cite Internationale des Arts Residency Program, Paris,
France.
Artist in Residence, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM.

•Gallery Representation and Affiliations

-Phoenix Gallery, Associate Member, New York, NY.
-ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation, Member, Chicago, IL.
-Woman Made Gallery, Member, Chicago IL.

Place: Montgomery IL

Contact: jgondek@luc.edu

Website: http://www.jessicagondek.com/gondek/Jessica_Gondek/Welcome.html