Jeff Schmuki

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1998   MFA, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY, USA
1993   BFA, Studio Art, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

Solo Exhibitions2010   Agritecture, Biggin Gallery, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA
2008   Pattern Recognition. Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle,
         Indiana, USA
Selected Group Exhibitons2010   “A Brief History of…”, Two-Minute Film Festival collaboration with Wendy DesChene,
         Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA, collaboration with Wendy DesChene, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art 
         (UICA), Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
2009   56th Premio Faenza, International Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art,
         Faenza Italy
         Imprints, Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona, USA

Residencies and Visiting Artist Appointment2010   American Academy in Rome, Visiting Artist, Rome, Italy
2009   I-Park Residency Fellow, East Haddam, Connecticut
2008   Ox-Bow(SAIC) Fall Residency Award, Saugatuck, Michigan, USA

Awards, Fellowships, and Commissions
2007   Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, USA
2006   Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, New York, USA

Mobile Collards
hydroponic collards, repurposed/recycled commercial materials, dimensions variable
Intervention, Salina Art Center Residency, Salina, Kansas, USA

various plants grafted onto remote control base, dimensions variable
Intervention, collaboration with Wendy DesChene of Canada, Rome, France, USA, and South Korea

The Time is Now

There is no better time than now to investigate and promote sustainable answers to the dynamics of consumption. I address current wasteful practices, food shortages, and environmental stresses by linking ecological issues to a diverse array of artistic operations and tactics.
In the end, I aspire to create projects that are rigorous and poetic in their conceptual processes where passive viewers become empowered participants. The Seoul Art Space GEUMCHEON Residency has allowed the support to further develop and share with the Geumcheon community these critical issues we all may face in the near future.