• jennie shanker
Jennie Shanker



  • MAT in Teaching Visual Arts, University of the Arts

  • MFA Sculpture, Yale University

  • BFA Fine Arts, Philadelphia College of Art

Recent Activities

  • Chemical Species, group show, part of the Multi-Species Salon, Aaron Burr Hall Atrium, Princeton University, NJ, 2015 

  • Altered Being, group show, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, PA 2015 

  • Open Source, a city-wide exhibit, group show, curated by Pedro Alonzo for the Mural Arts Program, project located at 10th and Norris Streets, Philadelphia, PA 2015 

  • Select Art Fair, three person show, Tiger Strikes Asteroid booth, NYC 2015 

  • Momenta Art Spring Benefit, group show, Brooklyn, NY 2015 

  • Maplewood Mall Reconstruction Project, (public art project in progress), City of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Dept., Phila, PA 2014-present 

  • The West Collection, Shoot the Moon on loan, Oaks, PA 2014

Arcadia University Gallery, Free Play, curator Melissa E. 
Feldman, organized by Independent Curators Intl. (ICI), NY 2014

  • Public Space One, Exuberant Politics, Iowa City, IA 2014

Recent Exhibitions

  • "Pink Collars or Pink Shackles? How the Adjunct Teaching Crisis Threatens Women's Lives and Careers", panelist, the 104th Annual CAA Conference, Washington DC, 2016
  • "Plan A: Artists as Adjuncts in Academia", curator, Harrisburg State Capitol Building East Rotunda, Harrisburg, PA 2015
  • "The Emergence of the Precariat: What Does the Loss of Stable, Well Compensated Employment Mean for Education?", panelist with:
  • Barbara Ehrenreich, co-editor, the Economic Hardship Reporting Project,
  • Rosemary Feal, executive director, Modern Language Association,
  • Andrew Ross, professor, Social and Cultural Analysis; director, American Studies, New York University. At the Shanker Institute, American Federation of Teachers, Washington DC 2015
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9bunCyM4KA
  • "Bricklayers" curator,at the historic Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton VA 2015
  • "Artist, Adjunct, Academic: on teaching art, the labor of teaching, and activism", Contributing writer, Title Magazine http://www.title-magazine.com/2014/12/artist-adjunct-academic-on-teaching-art-the-labor-of-teaching-and-activism/ 2015

Awards and Fellowships

  • Creative Placemaking Grant, LISC, Philadelphia, PA 2015
  • Art and Change Grant, Leeway Foundation, Philadelphia, PA 2012 
  • Window of Opportunity Grant, Leeway Foundation, Philadelphia, PA 1999 
  • La Napoule Artists' Residency, La Napoule, Provence, France; 1993
  • Leo Model Foundation Grant, Philadelphia, PA1986