Jenny Kendler

Jenny Kendler is an interdisciplinary artist, environmental activist and wild forager whose work asks us to de-center the human, making space for the radical, transformative otherness found on our biodiverse Earth. Kendler has exhibited at Storm King Art Center, MCA Chicago, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Albright-Knox, MSU Broad Museum, California Academy of Sciences, the Chicago Biennial, the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, and has created public projects for locations from urban conservatories to remote deserts and tropical forests. She received her BFA from MICA (2002), her MFA from SAIC (2006), is Co-chair of artist residency ACRE, part of artist collective Deep Time Chicago—and since 2014 has been the first Artist-in-Residence with environmental non-profit NRDC. With an interdisciplinary team she was awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant for her community project Garden for a Changing Climate.

Image: Birds Watching at Storm King Art Center as part of Indicators: Artists on Climate Change – Printed reflective film mounted on aluminum with steel frame, 10 x 40 x 1 ft

(updated 2019)

BOLT Residency

2011 - 2012,
Artist Resident