jmednicov@gmail.com

 

Education

2016           MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2012           MA with Distinction, Studio Arts, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

1999           BFA, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Australia (study abroad)

Parson's School of Design, New York, NY (summer drawing program)

                  Columbia College, Chicago, IL (summer drawing course)

 

Selected Exhibitions

2017            A Faint Shadowy Trace, Paris London Hong Kong, Chicago, IL, Curator: Dan Devening

                       Like Your Work, Zolla Leiberman Gallery, Chicago, IL, Curator: Erin Washington

                       Expanded, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL, Represented by The Franklin

                       Welcome to the End, The Franklin, Chicago, IL, Curator: Edra Soto

2016            In the Company of Flowers, Kruger Gallery, Chicago, IL, Curator: Jeffly Molina

                       Painting in Time, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, Juror: Sarah Kate Wilson

                        Evanston + Vicinity Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL, Jurors: Lela Hersh, Monique Meloche, and Lorelei Stewart

                        MFA Thesis Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago,  IL

      Emerging Illinois Artists, MacLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL, Juror: Kelly Shindler                                

                       Surface Layers, Samuel, Chicago, IL, Curator: Veronica Sines

      In the Rifts of Winter, Neiman Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Curator:  Ekaterina Balueva

2015              The University Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2014              Collage, (Scene) Metrospace, East Lansing, MI

                         Hoarding, Excess, and Amasses, Northern Illinois Art Museum, DeKalb, IL

2012              Natural Constructed Spaces, The Painting Center, New York, NY

                        Blur, Art Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO, Jurors: Bill Barrett and Jane Barrow

                        Dividing Spaces, Indigo Gallery, Champaign, Il, Curator: Ann Conddington

                        Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Tarble Arts Center, Charleston, IL

2011              Select WPA, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC

                         Gimme Shelter, Mixed Greens, New York, NY

2010              Planes and Patterns, Giacobetti Paul Gallery, Brooklyn, NY    

 

Awards / Residencies / Fellowships

2015              Merit Scholarship for Printmaking Class, Ox-Bow Art Residency, Saugatauk, Michigan

2014              Residency, Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

2013              Resident Liaison, Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, Illinois

                         Best-in-Show Purchase Award for the 19th Biennial Drawing/Watercolor: Illinois

                         Tarble Art Center- Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL; Juror- Carmon Colangelo, Dean of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington                                                University in St. Louis

2012              Residency, Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, Illinois

                        Fellowship & Research and Activity Grant, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

2007             Residency and Scholarship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson  City, Vermont

 

Publications

2016             F News Magazine, Chicago, IL

2011             Fine Line Magazine, Milwaukee, WI

                        Parcel Magazine, Lawrence, KS

2010             Studio Visit Magazine

2009             New American Paintings Magazine, NE Edition #80

 

Presentations

2016             Panel Discussion, On Landscape, MFA Show, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

       Panel Discussion, In the Rifts of Winter, Neiman Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

       Visiting Artist Performance and Talk, Sewing Up Loose Ends, Visiting Artist performance and conversation in the gallery, Art Museum at Northern Illinois University,  Dekalb, IL

 

Collections

 2013              Tarble Arts Center Permanent Collection, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

 

Teaching

                     The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

                            Art and Street Culture (Early College Program: summer term 2017)

                           Drawing Studio (Early College Program: summer term 2017)

                            Figure Drawing (Adult Continuing Studies: spring term 2017 & spring term 2018)

                            Explorations in Acrylic Paint (Adult Continuing Studies: summer term 2017)

                     Carthage College, Kenosha, WI

                               Making Paint: Egg Tempera and Acrylic, (Undergraduate Studies: winter term 2017 & winter term 2018)

                      Marwen, Chicago, IL

                               Experimental Drawing: Analogue to Digital  (High School Program: summer term 2017)

                               Mixed Media Assemblages (High School Program: fall term 2017)

                       Lillstreet, Chicago, IL

                                Beginning Drawing (Adults: ongoing)