Posted on October 20, 2009 by School of Art
“My work humorously looks at charged situations, from gender and desire, to politics and idealism. I am deeply influenced by the history of printmaking and medieval engraving in particular, including the artists Martin Schongauer, Breughel the Younger, and Ishrael Van Meckenhem. Their work has a connection to contemporary comics (which I also love) but the irony and social commentary is more difficult to unpack and appealingly problematic.” Jenny Schmid is an assistant professor of printmaking at the University of Minnesota. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including a recent solo show at the University of Arizona Museum of Art, and published by Cannonball Press, White Wings Press, Egress Press, and Slugfest Printmaking. She is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including the Fulbright grant to study in Slovakia, and her prints can be found in the collections of The Royal Museum of Fine Art, Antwerp; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Detroit Institute of Arts; and Spencer Art Museum, University of Kansas, among others. Schmid received her MFA from the University of Michigan in 1996.