Nohl Fellowship for Individual Artists--Jurors
Jennie C. Jones
Artist Jennie C. Jones was born in 1968 in Cincinnati, Ohio and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1991 and her MFA from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts in 1996. Over the past decade she has participated in numerous artist residency and fellowship programs, both nationally and international, including: The Liguria Study Center for the Arts & Humanities Fellow - Genoa, Italy, (2004), Cité Internationale des Arts-Paris, France (2002-2003), The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Residency at the World Trade Center (1999) and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (1996). In 2008 she was a fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Study Center as well as a Visiting Artist at The American Academy in Rome, Italy. Her previous awards include the 2008 William H. Johnson Prize, a Creative Capital project grant also in 2008, a New York Community Trust Grant, and the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Awards in 2006 as well as a Pollock-Krasner Grant in 2000. She was nominated for the Louis Comfort Tiffany Prize in 2009. She has presented lectures at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and at Whitney Museum of American Art-both as an individual artist for the Initial Public Offering series and on a panel Mid-Century Modernism, Bearden and Jazz in conjunction with the Romare Bearden Retrospective in 2004. Jones's recent project Red, Bird, Blue, was at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. She has works in the permanent collection of the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Deutsche Bank collection and the Artists Pension Trust, among others.
Toby Kamps, senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, has organized solo exhibitions by artists such as Claes Oldenburg, Ellsworth Kelly, Vanessa Beecroft, Martin Kersels, Adi Nes, Michael Queenland, and Torolab, a design collaborative in Tijuana, Mexico, as well as thematic survey and catalogue projects including The Old, Weird America, Small World: Dioramas in Contemporary Art, and, with a curatorial team, Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art. A graduate of the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art and the Getty Museum Leadership Institute, Kamps has written on contemporary art and artists for numerous exhibition catalogues and magazines. Prior to his CAMH appointment, Kamps was senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati; director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, Portland; and curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.
Barbara Wiesen has been the director and curator of the Gahlberg Gallery, McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage since 2000. She was an Assistant Professor of Studio Art and the director and curator of the Reicher Gallery at Barat College in Lake Forest, Illinois, from 1996 to 2000. Prior to 1996 she was a studio art instructor at Barat College and Lake Forest College. Wiesen received her Master of Fine Arts in 1993 from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and Bachelor of Fine Arts '83 from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Her artwork consisted of installations, video and sculpture.
Since her arrival at College of DuPage, she has curated and organized approximately 72 exhibitions and produced 42 exhibition publications. Highlights include: Laura Letinsky '02; Re:Figure (Conor McGrady, Anja Schrey, Kehinde Wiley, Su-en Wong) '03; Carrie Gundersdorf '03; Alison Knowles (residency, workshops, performance & exhibition) 03'; Books & Shelves, '04; Shona Macdonald '05; Simparch with special guest Dr. Cekan '06; Phill Niblock (performance and exhibition) '07; Stephanie Brooks, Jeff Carter '08; Mark Booth, Richard Rezac, '09.
Wiesen is also the chairperson of the College's permanent art collection. She has assisted in the acquisitions of a Peter Doig silkscreen, a John Baldessari lithograph and the donation of photographs from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Photographic Legacy Program; and individual artists: Buzz Spector, Barbara McDonnell, Matthew Girson, Carrie Gundersdorf, Steve Harp, Carol Jackson, Stacy Johnson, Jason Lazarus, Jin Lee, Amy Park, and Jim Torok.
Recent travels include: accompanying her husband (John Arndt) on artist residencies at the American Academy at Rome 2007, and the Center for Land Use Interpretation, Wendover, Utah, Nevada, 2006.
Wiesen resides in Forest Park, IL.