Jenny Fine - Visual Artist and Professor


website: www.jennyfine.com  email: jenny@jennyfine.com


Education

2010 MFA, The Ohio State University

2006 BFA, The University of Alabama, magna cum laude/Phi Beta Kappa


Professional Experience

2015-present - Adjunct Professor, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

2009-2014 - Master Printer and Studio Assistant, Ann Hamilton Studio, Columbus, OH

2010-2012 - Adjunct Professor, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2006-2008 - Elementary Art Specialist,Tuscaloosa City Schools, Tuscaloosa, AL

2002 - Primary Teacher, Susannah Homes Orphanage, Nigeria, Africa

2001-2002 - English Teacher, Instructor of Record, China’s University of Geoscience, Wuhan, China


Teaching Experience

2018 - Adjunct Professor, ARS360 – Interdisciplinary Topics in New Media, Instructor of Record, University of Alabama at Birmingham,Birmingham, AL (Spring)

2018 - Adjunct Professor, ARS370 – Interdisciplinary Topics in Photography, Instructor of Record, University of Alabama at Birmingham,Birmingham, AL (Spring)

2018 - Adjunct Professor, ARS495 – Collage, Instructor of Record, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL (Spring)

2017 - Adjunct Professor, ARS110 – Visual Literacy and Application – Online Studio Foundations,Instructor of Record, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL (Fall)

2017 - Adjunct Professor, ARS110 – Visual Literacy and Application – Online Studio Foundations, Instructor of Record, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL (Summer)

2017 - Adjunct Professor, ARS104 – 4D Design Foundations, Instructor of Record, The University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL (Spring)

2017 - Adjunct Professor, ARS495/595 – The Collected Narrative, Instructor of Record, The University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL (Spring)

2016 - Adjunct Professor, ARS110 –Visual Literacy and Application – Online Studio Foundations, Instructor of Record, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL (Fall)

2016 - Adjunct Professor, ARS495/595 – Collage, Course Development and Instructor of Record, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL (Fall)

2016 - Adjunct Professor, ARS110 – Visual Literacy and Application – Online Studio Foundations, Instructor of Record, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL (Summer)

2016 - Adjunct Professor, ARS495/595 - New Media: Performativity, Course Development and Instructor of Record, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL (Spring)

2015 - Adjunct Professor, ARS110- Visual Literacy and Application – Online Studio Foundations, Instructor of Record, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL (Fall)

2015 - Adjunct Professor, ARS495/595 –The Collected Narrative - collaborative installation, Course Development and Instructor of Record, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL (Fall)

2015 - Adjunct Professor, ARS190 - Visual Literacy and Application - Online Studio Foundations, Instructor of Record, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL (Summer)

2015 - Adjunct Professor, Darkroom Photography, Instructor of Record, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL (Spring)

2015 - Adjunct Professor, Visual Literacy and Application, Online Studio Course Development, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL (Spring)

2012 Artist-in-Residence, The Wellington School, Columbus, OH

2012 Adjunct Professor, Advanced DarkroomPhotography, Instructor of Record, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (Fall,Winter, and Spring Quarters)

2010-2011 - Adjunct Professor, Introductionto Darkroom Photography, Instructor of Record, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters)

2009-2010 - Graduate Research Associate, Ann Hamilton and Michael Mercil, The Living Culture Initiative, The Ohio State University, Department of Art, Columbus, OH

2009-2010 - Graduate Teaching Associate, Instructor of Record, Introduction to Digital Photography, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (Winter, Spring, and Summer) 

2008-2009 - Graduate Teaching Associate, Instructor of Record, Introduction to Film Photography, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (Fall)

2001-2002 - English Teacher, Instructor of Record, China’s University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China 


Artist Residencies and Workshops


2012 - Dresden Artist-in-Residence, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Dresden, Germany

2012 - The Wellington School, Artist-in-Residence, Columbus, OH

2006 Wet-Plate Collodion Workshop, Scully-Osterman Studios, Mark and France Scully Osterman, Rochester, NY

2006 Old Media:  New Vision, Penland School of Crafts Summer Workshops, Alida Fish and Jeanne Pierce, Penland,NC


Awards and Honors


2017 - Individual Artist Fellowship, Alabama State Council on the Arts, Montgomery, AL

2016 - Peripheral Vision Arts, Publication Fellow: Painting, Drawing, and Photography Category

2015 - Project Grant, Alabama Council on the Arts, Montgomery, AL

2014 - Travel Grant, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Columbus, OH

2014 - Project Support Grant, The Sculpture Center/Ohio Arts Council, Cleveland, OH

2014 - Creative Capital Award Finalist – Visual Arts Category, New York City, NY

2014 - Third Place, B14, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL

2012 - Dresden Residency Fellowship, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Columbus, OH

2011-2014 - Artist in the Community Grant, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Columbus,OH

2010 - Baum Award for Emerging Photographers Nominee

2009 - Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2009 - Fergus Memorial Award, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2009 - Storytelling Across the Arts, Best in Show, Tuscaloosa, AL

2009 - The Ohio State University Writer’s Guild, Columbus, OH

2006 - Windgate Fellowship Award, The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, Asheville, NC

2006 - Penland School of Crafts Scholarship, Penland, NC

2005 - Photographer’s Forum Magazine, 25th Annual College Photography Contest, 4th Place

2005 - Double Exposure, Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa, AL 

2005 - Richard Zoeller Memorial Award, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

2005 - EmilyIrene Thames Endowment Award, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

2005 - Julie Peake Holaday Memorial Fine Art Award, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

2004 - Society for the Fine Arts Scholarship, University of Alabama,Tuscaloosa, AL

2004 - Double Exposure, Arts and Humanities Council, 1st Place, Tuscaloosa, AL

2004 - Re-Generation: Telling Stories, Best in Show, Kentuck Art Gallery, Tuscaloosa, AL


Solo Exhibitons

2018 - collaboration with Frances Berry, Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN

2017 - Flat Granny and Me: A Procession in My Mind, Stephen Smith Fine Art, Birmingham, AL

2016 - In Character, Children’s Museum of the Arts, New York, NY

2016 - Flat Granny and Me: A Procession in My Mind, Walnut Gallery, Gadsden, AL

2015 - Flat Granny and Me: A Procession in My Mind, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL

2014 - Flat Granny and Me: A Procession in My Mind, The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH

2014 -  Flat Granny and Me: A Suspension of Disbelief, Dublin Arts Council, Dublin, OH

2012 - Everyday Things, Geh8, Dresden, Germany

2011 - The Wake (or After You’ve Gone), City Art Center, Delaware, OH

2008 - Afraid of Forgetting, Kentucky Art Gallery, Tuscaloosa, AL


Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 - Space One Eleven, Birmingham, AL

2018 - Do It, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL, curated by Elizabet Elliott

2018 - Contemporary Alabama Photography, Houston Baptist University Art Gallery, Houston, TX, curated by Richard McCabe

2017 - Menagerie: Animal as Symbol, Ground Floor Contemporary, Birmingham, AL, curated by Stacey Holloway

2017 - Contemporary Alabama Photographers, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL, curated by Richard McCabe

2017 - Alabama State Council on the Arts Fellows, Georgine Clark Alabama Artists Gallery, Montgomery, AL

2016 - SHIFT– collaboration with Jared Ragland, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL

2016 - Moleskin Mailer Collaboration, Tempus Projects, Tampa, FL

2015 - Artspace8, Chicago, IL

2015 - dot dot dot dash, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2015 - After the Moment: Reflections on Robert Mapplethorpe, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

2015 - Significant Details, Curating Contemporary, OnlineExhibition, www.curatingcontemporary.com

2014 - B14, Wiregrass Museum Biennial Exhibition, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL

2014 - Taking Shape, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX

2014 - Taking Shape, Benchspace Gallery & Workshop, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Asheville, NC

2013 - Wounded Home, Lloyd Library and Museum, Cincinnati, OH

2013 - Taking Shape, Sculptural Objects Functional Art + Design Fair, Festival Hall, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

2013 - Presence, The Schumacher Gallery, Capital University, Columbus, OH

2012 - Greater Columbus Arts Council Award Exhibition, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

2012 - Exaltation of Larks: Collecting Collections, City Art Center, Delaware, OH         

2012 - Image OHIO, Shot Tower Gallery, Columbus, OH

2011 - Love and Things Like Love, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY

2011 - Of Memory, Bone and Myth, Third Street Gallery, Grand Forks, ND

2011 - OSU FOTO 2011, Kuhn Fine Arts Gallery, Marion, OH

2011 - Home…is where the camera is, Photo Place Gallery, Middlebury, VT, Curated by Julie Blackmon

2011 - Image-Self: Women in Art, Haskett Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2010 - 2010 Visiting Artists/Lecturers Exhibition, Haskett Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2010 - MFA Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Urban Art Space, Columbus, OH

2009 - Storytelling Across the Arts, Urban Art Space, Columbus, OH

2009 - Art Squatters, 32 N. High Street, Columbus, OH

2009 - Pink Fluorescence, The Sound Stage, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2009 - New Arrivals, Hopkins Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2009 - 17th Annual Fergus Awards Exhibition, Hopkins Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2009 - DO, Skylab Gallery, Columbus, OH

2009 - Table Topping, Drums Downtown, Embodied Knowledge Ensemble and Volunteer Corps, Capital Theater,Columbus, OH

2009 - Art Manifestos!, Read Aloud, Embodied Knowledge Ensemble and Volunteer Corps, Wexner Center Café, Columbus, OH                      

2008 - OSU Foto 2008, Kuhn Fine Arts Gallery, The Ohio State University, Marion, OH

2007 - Dia De Los Muertos, numero cinco, Bare Hands Gallery, Birmingham, AL

2007 - Alabama Originals: Expanding Perspectives, Alabama Artists Gallery, Montgomery, AL

2007 - SynAesthetic Arts Cotillion, Art Students League Gallery, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

2007 - SynAesthetic Arts Exhibition, The Ice House, Lexington, KY

2007 - In Loving Memory, P.E. LaMoreaux Conference Center, Tuscaloosa, AL

2007 - Winter SynAesthesia, Cave 9, Birmingham, AL

2006 - Cotton and Steel, Cotton and Steel Print Shop, Birmingham, AL

2006 - SynAesthetic Arts Traveling Exhibition, Mecca, Lexington, KY

2006 - SynAesthetic Arts Fall Exhibition, Tuscaloosa, AL

2006 - BFA Exhibition, Sarah Moody Art Gallery, Tuscaloosa, AL

2006 - Art Student’s League Exhibition, Jones Hall Gallery, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

2005 - Art Student’s League Exhibition, University of Alabama, Student Gallery, Tuscaloosa, AL

2005 - Double Exposure, Bama Theater, Tuscaloosa, AL

2004 - Re-Generation:  Telling Stories, Kentuck Gallery, Northport, AL

2004 - Double Exposure, Bama Theater, Tuscaloosa, AL

2004 - Art Student’s League Exhibition, University of Alabama, Woods Gallery, Tuscaloosa, AL


Public Works

2014 - Flat Granny and Me, Parade Float, Enterprise Boll Weevil Parade, Enterprise, AL                 

2014 - Flat Granny and Me, Parade Float, Peanut Festival Parade, Dothan, AL 


Bibliography

Adkins, Alyssa. “Artist Jenny Fine’s ‘Flat Granny’.” Front Row Center. May 2014. Web. 19 May 2014.

Calhoun, Jennifer. “Enterprise native puts ‘Flat Granny’ on parade.” Sunday Plus! 14 December 2014. 7.

Calhoun, Jennifer. “Enterprise native puts ‘Flat Granny’ on parade.” The Enterprise Ledger. 5 December 2014. 1A, 2A.

Casal-Data, Victoria. “Jenny Fine Reanimates Her Dead Grandmother.” BEAUTIFUL/DECAY. 9 January 2014. Web. 12 January 2014.

Chambers, Karen. “Wounded Home, Lloyd Library and Museum.” AEQAI, August 2, 2013.

Chaney, Candace. “Love is a many rendered thing at Loudon House exhibit.” The Lexington Herald-Leader, 26 May 2011. 

Durrell, Jane. “Tides of War Touch Home.” CityBeat, August 14, 2013.

Edwards, Erin G. “Exhibit: Greater Columbus Arts Council Visual Arts Exhibition.” Columbus Alive, 14 June 2012. 35.

Edward, Janis.  “Exposure through the Moody Gallery.”  Tusk Magazine, 19 May 2006. 10D.

Gaillard, Cindy. “Flatten Down the Hatches.” Cityscene Magazine. July 2014. Web. 11 July 2014.

Gilson, Nancy. “Summer in the City, Summer Guide, Special Edition.” The Columbus Dispatch. May 18, 2014. J2.

Houser, Nick.  “Broad and High,” WOSU Public Media-TV, Columbus, OH, 9 December 2015.

Kiernan, Kat, “Photo of the Day,” Don’t Take Pictures, September2, 2017. Web. September 2017.

Krysa, Danielle. “Jenny Fine.” The Jealous Curator. 21 December 2013. Web. 21 December 2013.

Lancaster, Leah. "Enterprise Native Awarded ASCA Fellowship." The Enterprise Ledger. November 2017. Web. 28 November 2017.

Lee, Kevin. “MMoA shows cut to Dixie’sheart,” Lagniappe Weekly – Arts, March15, 2017. Web. April 2017.

Levine, Brett. “The Art of It All,” bmetro, Birmingham, AL, May 1, 2016.

Nelson, Meg. “I Create Birmingham: JennyFine,” Create Birmingham, April 7,2017. Web. April 2017.

Peterson, Caitlin. “Jenny Fine – State’s Project: Alabama,”November 6, 2015. Web. September 2017.

Petze, Peter. “Reanimando a vó morta.” IDEAFIXA. 14 January 2014. Web. 2 May 2014.

Posselt, Cornelia. “Shaurig-Schönes.” Dresdener Neueste Nachrichten, October 12, 2012.

Powell, Andy. “’Flat Granny’ exhibit to open at gallery”, The Gadsden Times, Gadsden, AL, June 10, 2015. A8.

Ruddick-Sunstein, Ellyn. “Artist Creates Creepy Yet Beautiful Life-Sized Version of Her Dead Grandmother.” BUST. 16 January 2014. Web. 4 March 2014.

Shafer, Jackie. “Arts District,” Rocky Mountain PBS-TV, Denver, CO, 22 January 2015.

Shafer, Jackie. “The Art Show,” ThinkTV16-TV, Dayton, OH, 5 October 2014.

Shafer, Jackie. “Broad and High,” WOSU Public Media-TV, Columbus, OH, 23 April 2014.

Starker, Melissa. “Humanity pervades collection.” The Columbus Dispatch, 29 September 2013.

Starker, Melissa. “Excellence Unites Diverse Output of Six Distinguished Ohioans.” The Columbus Dispatch, 24 June 2012.

Tigges, Jesse. “Photography show ‘Flat Granny and Me: A Suspension of Disbelief’ builds around artist’s grandmother.” Columbus Alive. 15 May 2014. 46.

Tigges, Jesse. “Arts Previews, Jenny Fine—Flat Granny and Me: A Suspension of Disbelief.” Columbus Alive. 24 April 2014. 38.

Trapp, Elizabeth. “Exhibit: New lens on old life.” The Columbus Dispatch. 4 May 2014.

Tucker, Frances.  “Photography Flowers in Tuscaloosa.”  Jubilation Magazine, Summer/Fall 2004. 14-19.

Ussery, Peggy. “Flat Granny unusual…but in a good way.” Dothan Eagle. 19 January 2015. Web. 6 February 2015.

Ussery, Peggy. “Flat Granny uses fantasy, photography to create artistic moment.” Dothan Eagle. 14 Jan 2015. 2C-3C.

Volpe, Lisa. “TheSurreal Photographic Narratives of Jenny Fine,” Peripheral Vision Arts, 31 October 2016. Web. December 2016.

Yates, Christopher. “Shot Tower Gallery: Theme Develops fromSelection of Photographs.” The ColumbusDispatch, 12 February 2012.


Publications

2013 - W2S, The Sculpture Center, Exhibition Catalogue, essay by Douglas Max Utter, 2014.18-19.

2013 - The Loupe, Alumni Issue, Spring 2013. 5,10.

2013 - The Hand, Issue 1, July 2013. 16-17.

2013 - Taking Shape, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Exhibition Catalogue, essay by Cindi Strauss, 2013. 5.

2012 - Indiana Review, Cover, vol. 34, no. 2, Winter2012. 92-98.

2010 - Home…is where the camera is, Photo PlaceGallery, Exhibition Catalogue, 2010. 10.

2010 - Me and You and Everyone We Know, 2010 Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, The Ohio State University - Urban Art Space, Exhibition Catalogue, 2010.

2005 - Photographer’s Forum, Best of College Photography 2005, June 2005. 150.

2003 - Marr’s Field Journal,Cover, vol. 14, no. 1, Fall 2003. 12.


Artist Lectures

2016 - Stephen Smith Fine Art, Fairfield, AL

2016 - The University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Department of Art and Art History, Lafayette, LA

2016 - The University of North Alabama, Department of Art and Art History, Florence, AL

2015 - The University of Alabama, Department of Art and Art History, ProfessionalPractices Mini-Term Course, Tuscaloosa, AL

2015 - The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Art and Art History, Special Topics Course: Photography in theSouth, Birmingham, AL

2015 - Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL

2014 - KentState University, Department of Art, Kent, OH

2014 - Gadsden State University, Department of Art, Gasden, AL

2012 - The University of Alabama, Department of Art, Tuscaloosa, AL

2011 - Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

2011 - Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

2008 - Advanced Photography, Westland High School, Columbus, OH

2007 - Blount Undergraduate Initiative Program, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL


Conferences

2011 - Small Things: Collaborative Storytelling and a Fictional Elegy (with author Cate Fricke)“Collectionsand Collaborations” International Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference,Indiana University, Bloomington, IN


Community Involvement, Outreach, Donations

2017 - Art From The Heart, auction benefitting Studio By The Tracks, Irondale, AL

2016/2017 - Guest Juror, Piney Woods Art Festival, Enterprise, AL

2015 - Annual Fund Raiser, Dublin Arts Council, Dublin, OH

2014 - Cleveland Institute of Art, Visiting Artist studio visits, Cleveland, OH

2008-2010 - Arts and Autism, Volunteer Art Teacher, Tuscaloosa, AL


Honor Societies/Professional Organizations

Golden Key Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, Southeastern College Art Conference



References available upon request.

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