Jennifer Schmidt (b. 1975) is a Brooklyn-based artist working with print media, graphic design, and sound to create site-specific installations, video, and performances that question the role of visual iconography and repetitive actions within a given environment. Her solo exhibitions include Pastures & Hedges, Coyne Gallery, Syracuse University, NY (2010) and group exhibitions include Forms in Flux, Grossman Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (2012); and Workroom for the New Constructivists, Bose Pacia Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2012). Schmidt was awarded a residency at the Nida Art Colony, Lithuania (2012), the Homestead Artist Residency in Alaska (2010), and a residency at the Frans Masereel Centre, Belgium (2010). Publications include Artnet (2011) and Art Fag City (2010, 2007). Schmidt holds a B.A. from the University of Delaware and an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. During her residency on Governors Island, Schmidt will research and respond to the existing military base architecture by investigating how a building was to be used and by whom, in relation to the government paint system and materials used to build and decorate it.
Image credit: courtesy of the artist