Jennifer Mannebach is a Chicago based artist who is interested in the borders and edges of where things collect, and how boundaries are created and represented. She exploits the potential of material relationships, playing with translucency and dynamic shifts in scale, with respect to malleability 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 the Director of the O’Connor Gallery at Dominican University, an adjunct professor at Concordia University Chicago, an artist/researcher with CAPE, and an advocate for many of her artist friends at Little City Foundation, where she was an art facilitator for 15 years. Awards include Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, CAAP grants, IAC grants, and the Governor’s International Arts Exchange Grant.