Bio

 

Biopic

Photo by Paul Esposito

 

Jenn Dierdorf is a visual artist working in painting and printmaking.  She received her B.F.A. in Sculpture from the University of Kansas and her M.F.A. from the University of Connecticut.  Dierdorf has been artist in residence at several arts programs including the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Wassaic Art Project. Her work has been exhibited widely including Lancaster Museum of Art, PA, Minnesota National Print Biennial at the University of Minnesota, MN, Art Space in New Haven, CT, Kathleen Cullen Fine Art, Cindy Rucker Gallery and Morgan Lehman Gallery in New York City.

From 2008-2013 she was the Executive Director of SOHO20 Gallery where she created and curated Savoir-Faire, an annual performance art series that featured emerging women performance artists. From 2014-2018 she was on the the Committee for Women in the Arts at the College Art Association as well as contributing to Bushwick Art Crit Group, NYC Creative Salon and Artists Talk on Art. Dierodrf is currently a Visual Arts Board member of the art collective ABC No Rio.  and a coordinator for The Feminist Art Project  out of Rutgers University. Dierdorf is the Co-Founder of the creative networking initiative Lady Painters and a contributor to The Coastal Post art blog.  She maintains a studio in Brooklyn, NY.

 


Selected Exhibitions

2018  Women Empowering Women, Borghese Winery Gallery, Cutchogue, NY, Curated by Kara Hoblin and Anne Sherwood-Pundyk
On Anxiety, Curated by Gwen Zabicki, Cleve Carney Gallery, College of Dupage, Chicago IL
Bouquet, Curated by Kirstin Lamb, The Yard, Brooklyn NY
Nothing Is Ours But Time, Curated by Gwen Zabicki, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL

2017  On The Shadow of A WomanSolo exhibition, Brethren Gallery, Queens NY
Bushwick Open Studios, Unruly Collective, Brooklyn, NY
Vive Benefit Invitational, Honey Ramka, Brooklyn, NY

2016  Swing State, Curated by Rebekah Flake, Little Berlin, Philadelphia, PA
Half Held By The Night, Solo exhibition, Project Space at Morgan Lehman Gallery, NY NY
To Be the Void: Sublimity and Contemporaneity, International Cultural Center of Krakow, Krakow, Poland, Curated by Jeff Edmonds and Coordinated by Kristi Arnold
Appetite For Destruction, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic NY
Winter : My Secret,  Cindy Rucker Gallery, NYC Curated by Brad Silk
Alumni Biennial 3, Contemporary Art Galleries / CAG, University of Connecticut, Storrs CT. Curated by Jay Lehman

2015   If These Walls… A.I.R. Gallery on Governor’s Island, NYC
Totems + Technology, 292 Gallery NY, NY.  Organized by the Lower East Side Gallery and ABC NoRio, NY NY
Say It With Flowers, Kimberly Klark Gallery, Queens, NY

2014   Winter Show, Kimberly Klark Gallery, Queens, NY
Are We Already Gone?, Curated by Negin Sharifzadeh, Flickerlab Gallery, NY,NY
TEN, Cindy Rucker Gallery, curated by Brad Silk, NY, NY
Smart Painting, curated by John ODonnell, Art Space, New Haven CT

2013   Relational Ground: Defying the Status Quo, SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery, NY NY
The Wassaic Project, Exhibition and Festival, Wassaic CT

2012   Ladies and Gentlemen, The Tree – Nomadic Art Initiatives exhibition, curated by Maria Jose Duran-Steinman and Vanessa Gil. NY, NY

2009  ART in Odd Places, NY, NY,  Outdoor performance event at Union Square, co-founder of LOUDspeaker!

2008   Minnesota National Print Biennial, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Print exhibition curated by Stephen Goddard, Betsy Carpenter and Ayanah Moor.
Pentameter University of Connecticut MFA exhibition, Benton Museum of Art, Storrs CT
Pentameter, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, NY, NY
Labor Exhibition online group exhibition www.laborexhibition.com

2007  M.A.P. multiple applied perceptions, Traveling print portfolio exchange.
Saltgrass Press, Salt Lake UT, Gonzaga University, Washington
50/50, Artwell Gallery, Torrington, CT, Artspace Windham, Willimantic, CT
Fiber National Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster PA
push, Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO Solo exhibition.

 

Awards & Residencies

Artist in Residence – Emerson Landing, Wye Mills, MD, 2016
Artist in Residence – Wassaic Art Project, Wassaic NY, 2015
CSA+D Brooklyn selected artist, Brooklyn, NY, 2014
Artist in Residence – Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Residency, Amherst, VA, 2014
Artist in Residence – Starry Night Retreat, Truth or Consequences, NM, 2013
Artist in Residence  – CAC Woodside Residency, Troy NY, 2012
Artist in Residence – Vermont Studio Center Residency, Johnson VT, 2009
Nominee, Rema Hort Mann Foundation NY, NY, 2009
Fellowship – University of Connecticut, MFA Scholarship Award, Storrs, CT. 2008-06
Fellowship – Hollander Family Foundation Award, School of Fine Art, University of Kansas Lawrence KS, 2005
Fellowship – Daniel MacMorris Scholarship, School of Fine Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS, 2004

 

 Print and Online Publications

Atlas Art News, Jeff Bergman, July 25, 2015
https://atlasartnews.com/2016/07/25/159-jenn-dierdorf/

Les Femmes Folles, Interview with Sally Deskins, May 22, 2015 http://femmesfollesnebraska.tumblr.com/post/119595315667/jenn-dierdorf-artist

Painter’s Table, Smart Painting @ Art Space http://www.bigredandshiny.com/cgi-bin/BRS.cgi?article=2014-02-21-055039269594927849

It’s Nice That – Art: Jenn Dierdorf creates abstract compositions from recognizable shapes. By Maisie Skidmorehttp://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/jenn-dierdorf

Revolt Magazine, Vol..2, Pink Ghetto, Interview by Katie Cerconehttp://revoltmagazine.org/Issue_02/Articles/PINK_GHETTO_article.htm


Collections

Art Connects NY, Queens Community House, curated by Bradley Silk, 2012
Govenor Tom Vilsack, curated by Karolyn Sherwood Graham, Des Moines, IA, 2005-06

 

Lectures and Panel Participation

2018 Moderator; NYC Creative Salon: Identity w/ guest speakers Jasmine Wahi, Sarah Bednarek, Patricia Renee Thomas, Veronic Thomas, Anne Sherwood-Pundyk, Luca Spano.

2018 The Feminist Art Project, Moderator; Getting Basic: Sell Your Art, w/ guest panelists Dana James, Jackie Battenfield, Kat Griefen, Soho20 Gallery, NY

2017 The Feminist Art Project, Panelist; Getting Basic: Grant Writing, Soho20 Gallery, NY

TFAP @ CAA, “Collective Creativity: Collaboration and Collectives in Feminist Art Practice” Co-Coordinator of panels at Museum of Art and Design, NY, NY 2015

College Art Association, presentor “Women in the Marketplace; The Rise of the Artisan Cooperative” organized by Claudia Sbrissa. Presenting “Trailblazing for Creative Careers” with A.I.R. Co-Director JoAnne McFarland. 2015

Residency Unlimited, Visiting Artist, New York, NY, 2014

Juror, International Encaustic Artists Exhibition, National Association of Women Artists, 2014

Collaboration in Performance Art, moderator, SOHO20 Gallery, NY featuring Caitlin Baucom, Sophia Peer, Jesse Gelaznik, Rachel Blackwell, 2013

Panopoly Performance Lab / Brookyln International Performance Art Festival – Performance Passed performative roundtable with Rachel Winborn, Jill McDermid, Christen Clifford, Sarah Maxfield, Jenn Dierdorf, Martha Wilson and Hrag Vartanian.  Organized by Esther Neff, 2013

Artist Talk on Art, “Chelsea Gallery Dealers Speak Out: Creating the Future”
Moderator: Jenn Dierdorf, Director of Soho20 Chelsea panelists Stefany Benson, Director of Ceres Gallery, Eleanor Flomenhaft, Director of Flomenhaft Gallery, Shazzi Thomas, Director of The Painting Center, 2012

 

Education

2008 M.F.A., University of Connecticut, Storrs CT
2005 B.F.A. Sculpture, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS
Italy Study abroad, University of Kansas
2001 Herron School of Art, IUPUI, Indianapolis IN