Steffani Jemison: Revelation
September 16 – October 28, 2018
Curated by Carrie Schneider
Opening reception & a conversation with Huey Copeland, Sunday, September 16
In Steffani Jemison: Revelation, the Brooklyn-based artist continues her exploration of language and power. Selections from her ongoing body of work Same Time — acrylic drawings and dye sublimation prints on velvet, glass, and clear film — interact with plinths, props, and a new, immersive sound installation.
Steffani Jemison uses time-based, photographic, and discursive platforms to examine “progress” and its alternatives. Jemison’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Her work has been presented at MASS MoCA, Jeu de Paume, CAPC Bordeaux, the Museum of Modern Art, Lincoln Center, the RISD Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem, The Drawing Center, LAXART, the New Museum, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, and others. Her work is in the public collections of the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Kadist Foundation.
Jemison has completed many artist residencies and fellowships, including the Rauschenberg Residency (2016), the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program (2015-2016), the Smack Mellon Artist Studio Program (2014-2015), the Studio Museum in Harlem AIR (2012-2013), Denniston Hill (2012), the International Studio and Curatorial Program (2012), Project Row Houses (2010-2011), the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (2009-2011), and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2008).
Jemison’s publishing project, Future Plan and Program, commissions literary work by artists of color and has published books by: Martine Syms, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Harold Mendez, Jina Valentine, Szu-Han Ho, and others. Future Plan and Program will publish Imperium in Imperio, a new text by Jemison and Rizvana Bradley, with support from the Museum of Modern Art. Future Plan and Program was created with support from Project Row Houses.
Jemison was born in Berkeley, California, and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. She holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2009) and a BA in Comparative Literature from Columbia University (2003). She has served as a visiting artist at many institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania, Brown University, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Hunter College, Hampshire College, the Evergreen State College, and Georgia State University. She has taught fine art at Columbia University, Parsons The New School for Design, Wellesley College, Trinity College, Rice University, the Cooper Union, and other institutions. She is the 2017-2018 Mildred Londa Weisman Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University and an Assistant Professor at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.