Assistant Professor of Photography
Sheila Johnson Design Center
Jeanine Oleson is an interdisciplinary artist working with images, materiality and language, which she forms into complex and humorous objects, images, videos and performances. She attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA 1995), Rutgers University (MFA 2000), and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2000). Oleson has exhibited and performed at venues including: Hammer Museum, LA (2017); Commonwealth & Council, LA (2017), Coreana Museum of Art, Seoul, S. Korea (2017), Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta (2016); SculptureCenter, NY (2016); Pierogi, Brooklyn (2015), New Museum, NY (2014); Exit Art, NY (2012); Beta Local, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2012); Commonwealth & Council, CA (2012); X-Initiative, NY (2010); Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO (2009); Socrates Sculpture Park, NY (2009); Diverseworks, Houston, TX (2009); L.A.C.E., Los Angeles (2006); Monya Rowe Gallery, NY (2005); Samson Projects, Boston, MA (2005); Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL; Bates College Museum of Art, ME; H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City Museum of Art, MO; Participant, Inc., NY; MoMA P.S.1, NY; Santa Fe Art Institute, NM; Pumphouse Gallery, London; White Columns, NY; and Art in General, NY. Oleson has received a Rema Hort Mann Artist Community Engagement Grant (2016), Creative Capital Artist Grant (2015), Puffin Foundation and Foundation for Contemporary Art emergency grant (2014), Franklin Furnace Fellowship and a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant (2009); a Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Regrant (2008 and 2009); and a Professional Development Fellowship, College Art Association (1999–2000); and was in residence at the Hammer Museum (2016-2017), Macdowell Colony (2016), Smack Mellon Studio Program, NY in 2009. She also published two books about performance projects in 2012, “What?” and “The Greater New York Smudge Cleanse.” Oleson has also been a lead collaborator on the Photo Requests from Solitary project since 2012.
art criticism,cultural studies,curatorial practice,performance,photography, social justice
Major Studio 2
Independent Studio 3
Photography as Expanded Media