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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
    • "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 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