Recent Essays, Interviews, and Lectures
Interviews with Jinhyun Cha and Jordanna Kalman for Aint-Bad Magazine Issue No. 13
Interview with Lucas Shaffer for photo eye
Chicago Gallery News Interview Series: Jennifer Murray, Filter Photo
Rule Breakers: Kevin J. Miyazaki, Don’t Take Pictures Magazine
Lecture on Contemporary Photography as Social Science, Center for Urban Research and Learning, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
Chat Room, Episode 15, interview with Catherine Edelman, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Mixtape, interview with Aline Smithson on Lenscratch blog, lenscratch.com
Recent/Upcoming Portfolio Review Events
Society for Photographic Education Annual Conference, Cleveland
March 9, 2019
Recent Curatorial Projects
Furtive, work by Daniel Hojnacki, Karolis Usonis, and Krista Wortendyke
Curated by Jennifer Murray for Filter Photo
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 W. Washington, Chicago, IL
February 2 - April 7, 2019
Furtive is a photography-based exhibition that explores the complexity of memory, both personal and collective. Through an examination of place, archive, and the intersection of perception and knowing, three artists ask us to reconsider what we think we know based on our past experiences, communal knowledge and memories.
Image © Krista Wortendyke
Jackson Patterson, Recollected Memories
Gallery 19, Chicago
July 6 - August 4, 2018
Jackson Patterson’s montages address the annihilation of space and time through the advent of photography in the mid-nineteenth century, and how it transformed American life. His exploration of the westward migration is focused on images he has taken of timeless landscapes merged with old family photos, and the personal history that lies within.
Catalog pdf, with an essay by Frank Vodvarka
This exhibition of new work by Chicago artist Patricia Hernes explores wonder as part of artistic discourse. Her drawings are an invitation to consider the intellectual dialog that exists between objects; both real and imagined. By juxtaposing disparate forms to create artificial curiosities, both naturalia and artificialia, which defy taxonomies, typologies and classification, new mysterious artifacts exist side by side as objects of amazement. Because they do not fit into existing categories, these wonders are perfect objects for making us rethink our world.
Formal | Loose | Painting
Samantha Bittman, Michelle Bolinger, and Anna Kunz
Ralph Arnold Gallery, Loyola University Chicago
February 19 – April 11, 2015
This painting exhibition focuses on contemporary practices in abstraction: explorations in form, material, and color, and the construction/de-construction of space through visual language. Participating Chicago artists include Samantha Bittman, Michelle Bolinger, and Anna Kunz.
Image © Anna Kunz
Expanding the Frame: work by Jonathan Gitelson, Patrick Craig Manning,
and Antonio Martinez
Curated by Tommy J. Reyes and Jennifer Murray for The Exhibition Project
Chicago Photography Center
November 1 – December 15, 2013
The still image has long been the norm in photography. While the medium is used
for both making and taking photographs and the co-mingling of analog and digital processes have become quite mainstream the frame remains a constant. Expanding the Frame questions the role of photography as a device of straight documentation, or even manipulation, by reevaluating the nature of the photograph as a still image and object on the wall. The three artists presented here, Jonathan Gitlelson, Patrick Craig Manning, and Antonio Martinez employ photography to expound upon narratives that can only be told through the incorporation of additional perspectives, points of view, and time.
Image © Patrick Craig Manning