Jennifer Schmidt
Since 2004
Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America


Jennifer Schmidt (b. 1975) is a multi-media artist living in Brooklyn, NY, who often works with print media, graphic design, and sound to create sculptural installations, video, and performative gestures.

She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999 and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Studio Art and Art History from the University of Delaware in 1997; and is Regular Full-time Faculty within the Print Area and Graduate Program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Recent exhibitions and screenings include: Diapason Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY, Sonic Fragments, Princeton University, NJ, International Print Center New York, NY, Volume Gallery, New York, NY, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, International Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany, Video Pool, Winnipeg, Canada, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA, Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY, and Gallery 312, Chicago, IL. Recent curatorial projects include: Event Horizon, Public Art Happening, Boston, MA; Bit Logic, GASP, Boston, MA; Mybrary, BUILD, San Francisco, CA; LINGO, ONI Gallery, Boston, MA; and 13/Proof, Anchor Graphics, Chicago, IL. Recent artist residencies include: Homestead AK, Alaska; Brooklyn Community Access Television/Rotunda Gallery, NY; The Banff Centre, Canada; Elsewhere Artist Collaborative, NC; The Experimental Television Center, NY; Frans Masereel Centre, Belgium; Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, DE; Virginia Center for Creative Art, VA; and Vermont Studio Center, VT. Jennifer Schmidt is a 2007 fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists' Books from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and is a 2008 grant recipient from the Puffin Foundation.

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Graphic Design/New Media Full-time Visiting Faculty > SMFA Boston

Fri Feb 08, 2008 17:16

United States of America

Visiting Full-Time Faculty in the Text and Image Arts Area

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) is conducting a search for a visiting full-time faculty position in the Text and Image Arts area. Position will begin September 2008.

The Text and Image Arts area is a studio program that teaches graphic design skills to art students in an interdisciplinary school. The SMFA seeks a practicing artist/designer with a portfolio of internet art, including web based art, networked art, software art and new media that expands to other disciplines.

We are seeking an educator who has a strong grounding in theoretical, historical and practical aspects of the effect of technology in the arts and will be able to address the discourse of new media and web-based art. Candidates should be fluent in web design software such as Dreamweaver, Flash, HTML code, screen based typography and should be able to teach a wide range of theme based courses for beginning and advanced level students. A background in graphic design, book arts, web design, or programing is a plus.

MFA or equivalent experience are required, a multidisciplinary sensibility is an asset. The SMFA offers studio courses in diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The SMFA is an Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please send
- a letter of application
- a CD of images up to 40 images (jpg, PDF or PowerPoint presentations)
- an artist statement
- teaching philosophy
- current resume
- contact information for three references

Materials should be sent to:
Academic Affairs Office
attention: TIA Search Committee
School of The Museum of Fine Arts
230 The Fenway
Boston MA 02115

All applications must be received by Friday March 14, 2008.

For more information about the area description and course offerings of the Text and Image Arts area visit the SMFA website:


Wish You Were Here

Sat Aug 04, 2007 00:00 - Tue Jul 31, 2007

Hello Everybody,

Next week, a new collaborative project, "Wish You Were Here", featuring audio greeting cards as sound bites, will be shown at Siggraph in San Diego. I thought I'd share it with you postcard style* * * * J

August 5-9, Siggraph 2007, Guerilla Studio, Sound Lab
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

(Colin Asquith, Terry Nauheim, Jennifer Schmidt)
Collaborative Sound Installation

A site for interactivity and reception, "Wish You Were Here" is a collective soundscape of audio greeting cards meant to be experienced within the hands of participants through physical and aural sampling. Our sounds are of field recordings, fragmented and manipulated to reinterpret the conventional notion of a sentiment in the model of a greeting card. Re-contextualizing recorded material within this format places limits—including time, compression, and availability—while initiating an accessible, portable, and participatory narrative.

Systems of exchange become evident through the selective re-authoring and re-playing of these sounds, quoting a theoretical giver and receiver. Through the opening and closing of cards on display, the gesture of a greeting becomes amplified, defining a space that is, at once, personal and public, intuitive and mechanical.

Installation: pre-recorded audio greeting cards, card display racks, microphones

Artists: Colin Asquith, Terry Nauheim, and Jennifer Schmidt


Web Administrator Position SMFA Boston

Thu Jan 25, 2007 15:42

Web Administrator
The Web Administrator manages and maintains the SMFA Web site and, working closely with members of the Communications department, implements online communications efforts directed at external audiences. Oversees the Content Management System (CMS), which includes managing and creating pages and sections, creating and maintaining forms, using systems technology to automatically develop and deliver content to the site, and ensuring content workflow and intake is occurring smoothly. Supports 40 CMS users, trains new users. Serves as the liaison to Web services vendors. Ensures uniformity of design and content and cross-platform and cross-browser compatibility. Tracks and evaluates Web traffic. When needed, assists in the production of bulk news e-mails.

Basic requirements: Bachelor's degree and three or more years of related work experience. Additional requirements: Knowledge of HTML, RSS, Photoshop and other web-related applications; solid knowledge and understanding of current Web Standards; ability to work collaboratively with administrative departments and other Communications staff members; excellent communication and organizational skills; ability to work both independently and as a member of a team in a busy office; and ability to take initiative, prioritize tasks from multiple sources, and to meet deadlines. Preferred: Familiarity with content management software a plus.

Betsy Schiavone
MFA Human Resources
465 Huntington
Boston, MA 02115



Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:48

ARTIST, Printmaking/Print Media. Visiting F/T Faculty, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 15 contact hours/semester. Entry-level position. Starting September 2007.

The SMFA seeks an artist well-versed in a range of print media, which may include lithography, intaglio, relief, screenprinting, and papermaking, as well as digital, photomechanical, experimental and/or design applications. Candidate should be a practicing artist with an active exhibition record, who is familiar with contemporary art dialogue and demonstrates a strong grounding in theoretical, historical, and technical aspects of printmaking/print media. Candidate should be able to work with and teach a diverse body of students and critique work in media other than printmaking at both graduate and undergraduate levels. MFA or equivalent and teaching experience required; an interdisciplinary sensibility is an asset. The SMFA has an open elective curriculum in a program that focuses on a cross-disciplinary approach to the visual arts, and offers courses in all media at the diploma, undergraduate, and graduate levels. The School of the Museum of Fine Arts is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Send letter of application, resume, artist’s statement, statement of teaching philosophy, up to 20 slides and/or CD, and/or up to 20 minutes of video on DVD, and SASE. Also include contact information for three references familiar with your work, and student evaluations if available. Apply to: Academic Affairs Office, Printmaking Search Committee, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 230 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115. Review of applications will begin February 1st; applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.