Jenny Kendler

Sep 22, 2010 No Comments by Sea Stories

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Jenny Kendler was born in 1980 in New York City. She graduated summa cum laude with a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2002, and received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006. She currently lives and works in Chicago.

Kendler’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at Exit Art (NYC), Claremorris Gallery (Ireland), The Yeosu Art Festival (Korea), The Contemporary Artists Center (Massachusetts), Ellen Curlee Gallery (St. Louis), NorthEastern University (Boston), and in Chicago at estudiotres and Columbia College, with solo shows at Kasia Kay Art Projects and the COOP.

She is co-founder of The Endangered Species Print Project, an ongoing art project that raises money for critically endangered species, co-founder of the popular artist website service OtherPeoplesPixels, and a member of the art collective Henbane. She is also the author of a blog on environmental art called Wunderkammer, and a member of the Executive Board at threewalls Gallery.

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Melissa Stang

Sep 22, 2010 No Comments by Sea Stories



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Melissa Stang describes herself as a visual artist who is also a reasonably knowledgeable amateur naturalist.  Travel is extremely important to the development of her work.  She’s been on four trips to Mexico and Costa Rica to study sea turtle conservation efforts, and as a consequence, became aware of the effects of plastic garbage, habitat destruction, and over-fishing on the ecosystem and local economy.  Since 2003, Melissa has been developing a body of work that explores issues effecting marine ecosystems.

Most people realize that the clock is ticking on marine environmental issues. Therefore, Melissa wants to use her work to raise awareness and stimulate discussion about how what we buy, eat, use, and throw away all has long range impact on the world around us.  She would love to partner with an ecological organization like Blue Ocean and/or a natural history museum or aquarium.  Melissa would also like to meet artists with similar goals and encourages interested parties to contact her at coroflot.com/melstang.  There, you can see more examples of her work and also send a message.

Melissa would like to extend her appreciation to the following organizations that have generously supported the development of this work:  The Jerome Travel and Study Grant though the Jerome Foundation (St.Paul, MN), The Pollock-Krasner Foundation (New York, NY), and The Puffin Foundation (Teaneck, NJ).

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