Jennifer Mannebach is interested in the borders and edges of where things collect, how boundaries are created and represented. Her visual language often conflates the architecture of the interior body with broader views of world maps and constructed barriers, incorporating the intense chroma of colored gels used in microscopic visualization. Lately she’s thinking about how a sense of rupture and disorientation can be an opportunity to be more carefully attentive. In her studio she exploits the potential of material relationships, playing with translucency and dynamic shifts in scale, with respect to the state of discomfort and awkwardness at the seams. Materials find a home with each other, but always with a looming tectonic shift. She received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she subsequently taught for 6 years. She is an adjunct professor at Concordia University, an artist/researcher with CAPE, and she advocates for many of her artist friends at Little City Foundation. Awards include: Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, CAAP grants, IAC grants, and the Governor’s International Arts Exchange Grant. She recently had the pleasure of being selected for the I Like Your Work’s Studio Visit Artist, which included thoughtful interview questions and a virtual studio tour. She’s looking forward to a 2 person exhibit at Governor’s State University, as well as a group show at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, which is also a curatorial project.