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Jennifer Schmidt
Brooklyn, NY



ARTIST STATEMENT: Most of my creative projects draw on the use of repeat patterning and aural/visual sampling as a means to create graphic images and amplified sound, while studying human behavior and modes of reasoning. I often work with print media, design, and sound to create site-specific installations, video, and performative gestures that employ “repetition” as an ideological concept. In this way, I am interested in ideas of abstraction: as it relates to form and the distillation of meaning within a system, mode or sample. I wish to immerse myself in the research and application of vocabularies of motifs, encoded information, and operatic functions in an attempt to make non-linear and abstract associations involving the "perceptual event" of experiencing signs and signifiers—as static and moving images. Conscious and subconscious methods of interpretation come into existence within my work, asking the viewer to mimetically identify with the subject, while considering the source, method, and sequencing of their display.
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  • Construction Paper
    2016
    Handmade construction paper color archive
    Each sheet of paper is 9" x 12"

  • The Smooch
    2016
    Letterpress
    Dimensions Variable

  • Blue and Brown Books
    2016
    Risograph, Handbound, Foil Stamped, Artist Book
    Approx 8 x 19 inches

  • 1 to 1 to 1: The The The and I Got It
    2015
    Performance, Collage, Screenprint
    30 x 38" each, 12 in series
    Collaboration, Performance, Collage Acetates, Screenprints 12 acetates, 12 screenprints Collaborative performance and copy cat project using 1 to 1 to 1 ratios-- using the artist Motherwell'

  • Cardboard Blocks 2
    2015
    Self manufactured cardboard blocks: screenprinted and die cut cardboard, Performance, Installation
    Variable, 1200 Blocks

  • Palindrome: Towards and Away, So the Sea
    2015
    Drawing on Paper, Performance
    8.5 x 14" each

  • U.S. Government Ballpoint Pen
    2015
    Edition of 16 photocopies of a Skilcraft U.S. Government ballpoint pen displayed in a manila folder, Stack of 16 sheets of copy paper with Skilcraft U
    Edition of 16 photocopies of a Skilcraft U.S. Government ballpoint pen displayed in a manila folder Stack of 16 sheets of copy paper with Skilcraft U.S. Government ballpoint pen This iconographic

  • Gov Island Fed Std 595c 2003
    2013
    Site specific color archive on Governors Island
    Variable

  • Wave Boundary
    2012
    Site Specific Sound Installation: Recorded Sound, Amplified Sound
    N/A

  • Post Soviet Condo
    2012
    Site specific installation of screenprinted posters
    5' x 15' x 10'
    While an artist in residence at the Nida Art Colony in Neringa, Lithuania, I discovered an abandoned post soviet building complex near the seashore on park land. Built almost to completion, the comple

  • Pinstripe
    2012
    Performance, Drawing, Sculpture
    11" x 15" each Folded

  • Feeling Plaid (screensaver)
    2012
    Performance, Screenprint, Video
    Feeling Plaid (Screen Saver) - 2012 Screenprinted edition of 28 sequential plaid patterns. 11.5" x 15" each, to be displayed as a 53" x 83" grid. Video Animation: 3:20 minutes

  • Letters to the Sun
    2010
    Heliography, Performance, Poetry
    During an afternoon in Alaska at the Homestead artist residency, Jennifer beamed haiku poems to the sun using a found car side-mirror, sunlight, morse code, and a stage platform (built by Garett Yahn)

  • Hard Times/Scrabble Value: A Play in 2 Parts
    2010
    Video Animation and Sound
    3 Channel Video / 6 Channel Sound Hard Times / Scrabble Value: A Play in 2 Parts is an economic and textual analysis of the book “Hard Times” by Charles Dickens. By decoding the book vi

  • Pastures + Hedges
    2010
    screenprint
    Wallpaper installation of screenprinted graphics. Coyne Gallery, Syracuse University. Produced in collaboration with Lake Effect Editions.

  • Readers Digest
    2007=2008
    Video
    Readers Digest features video footage of thousands of magazine pages becoming digested through analog video processing into a painterly scape of synthesized information-- pulling out graphics, colors

  • Ballad
    2006
    Screenprint

  • Psychedelic Swatch
    2007
    Video
    While at Elsewhere Artist Collaborative in Greensboro, NC, I wandered through a collection of fabric patterns-- swatches of material on furniture, dolls, clothes, bags, sheets and curtains-- folded on

  • HYMN
    2006
    Screenprint

  • Scan-Tron 5
    2003
    Offset Print, Drawing, Video Still
    Referencing the recording and reading of responses embedded within a series of fabricated standardized test sheets, the techno pop graphics of Scan-Tron become mentally charged with viable questions a
 








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