Jennifer Margaret Mills
Instructor, Contemporary Practices (2011). BA, 2007, Concordia College, Moorhead; PostBacc, 2008, New York Center for Art and Media; MFA, 2011, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Exhibitions: 6018 NORTH Gallery, Chicago; NEXT Fair, Chicago; Galerie Kollaborativ, Berlin; The Invisible Dog Center, NY; ARTPRIZE, Grand Rapids. Publications: The International Journal of the Arts in Society. Bibliography: ZGPRESS; SEEN. Collections: Museum of Contemporary Art; Beth DeWoody Collection; Steve Turner Contemporary; Peter Kang Collection. Awards: Harvey Grant; Steketee Scholarship, OxBow; Peter Kang Young Artist's Grant; Summer Studios, Sullivan Gallery Residency.
Experience at SAIC
SAIC is an incredibly exciting place to begin a lifelong commitment to learning and art. It has been my pleasure to see students open up to not only what art can be, but to see them surprised by the work that they make here.
My art practice is inspired by a long relationship with comedy and parody. With a side practice as a regularly performing comedian, I have experienced the power that humor has to help us recognize ourselves, critique our flaws and to lift us up. As a community of learners here at SAIC, we strive to look at the world through similar critical lenses. We tease out what calls to be further examined, and deliver our findings through whatever stage we care to build.
Joke stores, joke books, pranks, improvisation, materials, repetition, hand manufacturing, seriality, surprise, drawing, "Concrete Comedy" by David Robbins, Karl Valentin, Raymond Pettibon....
Disclaimer: All work represents the views of the INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS & AUTHORS who created them, and are not those of the school or museum of the Art Institute.