• Planograms

    Woman Made Gallery
    Chicago, IL
    April, 2015

    In South Korea, I learned about Hanji, a paper described to last over 1,000 years. Inspired by this paper and traditional Korean conservation techniques, I rendered local architectures, seemingly ephemeral and in despair, in order to preserve their lives and histories. Each printed structure is built in honor of community, craft, and re-imagining tradition. Sources include prints of personal sketchbook pages, videos, photographs, and found ephemera - remixed, printed, projected, and assembled into layered, multi dimensional assortments.
  • Frame Story

    New Works by Jessica Meuninck-Ganger

    Paddock Bliss Gallery
    Carroll University
    Waukesha, WI
    October 28 - November 24, 2013

    Travel becomes a starting point in Frame Story, which includes several works from a collaboration with Nirmal Raja. Walking the streets of Mumbai, Berlin, Hong Kong, Seoul or Buenos Aires, we often find ourselves in unfamiliar environments that provoke us to question our understanding of the world. Whether it is the opacity of a script we cannot read, the sounds of a language we cannot comprehend, or a map that looks more like maze, the freshness that travel brings becomes their inspiration.  Visual cues like universal signs, hand gestures or emotions on a face become bridges for negotiating the unfamiliar. This series is a story within a story - a reflection, recreation and reassembly of memories of places, spaces and moments that linger in our minds.
     
  • Paper Revisited

    Group Show

    Gyodong Art Center
    Jeonju, South Korea
    June, 2013

    Description:
    One year after their visit to South Korea, six American artists return to share their work. They debut selected prints, books, videos and illustrations inspired by their visit to Korea in 2012. These works are profoundly influenced by Korean culture and the extraordinary traditional Hanji crafts. Memories of their time in South Korea, preserved in photographs, sketches, videos, and sound became the raw materials for the work in this show. The result is a fusion of their contemporary artistic practices with memories from their visit, using paper and fiber as receptacles for their work.
  • Dynamic Stasis

    January, 2013

    Gallery AOP
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Collaboration with Nathaniel Stern

    Work Info:

    #1: Animal Abstraction
    LCD video, charcoal, Rives BFK and varnished Thai mulberry paper; 
    12.5 x 16.5 inches (center), 22 x 30 inches (left & right panel)


    #2: Pantograph
    LCD video, lithograph on varnished Thai mulberry paper; 
    edition 3
    12.5 x 16.5 inches


    #3: Midst
    LCD video, woodcut on varnished Thai mulberry paper, maple & pine;
    edition 3,
    12.5 x 16.5 inches (center), 140 x 420 mm (left & right panel)


    #4: Dynamic Stasis
    LCD video, lithograph on varnished Thai mulberry paper; 
    edition 3
    12.5 x 16.5 inches


    #6: Cross Current
    LCD video, etching and aquatint on varnished Thai mulberry paper; 
    edition 3
    12.5 x 16.5 inches


    #7: Mediation
    LCD video, etching on varnished Thai mulberry paper; 
    edition 3
    12.5 x 16.5 inches


    #8: Media Arc
    LCD video, letterpress on varnished Thai mulberry paper; 
    edition 3
    12.5 x 16.5 inches


    #9: Im Mediate
    LCD video, charcoal on varnished Thai mulberry paper; 
    12.5 x 16.5 inches


    #10: Interval
    LCD video, ink on Thai mulberry and Canson papers; 
    16.5 x 12.5 inches
  • Current Tendencies II

    Group Show

    Haggerty Museum
    Marquette University
    Milwaukee, WI
    August—December, 2011

    Description:
    In Jessica Meuninck-Ganger and Nathaniel Stern’s collaborative practice, they permanently mount translucent prints and drawings directly on top of video screens, creating moving images on paper. They incorporate technologies and aesthetics from traditional printmaking, including woodblock, silkscreen, etching, lithography, photogravure, etc., with the technologies and aesthetics of contemporary digital, video and networked art to explore images as multidimensional. Their juxtaposition of anachronistic and disparate methods, materials and content—print and video, paper and electronics, real and virtual—enables novel approaches to understanding each. In this new work, Meuninck- Ganger and Stern incorporate historical people and events, book arts strategies and pop culture icons as part of their first large-scale installation.
  • Position / Opposition

    Solo Show

    Gallery AOP
    – 44 Stanley Avenue Braamfontein Werf Johannesburg
    2 – 23 July 2011
    Opening Saturday July 2 at 14:00

    Description:
    Jessica Meuninck-Ganger’s first solo exhibition at GALLERY AOP revolves around one large artist’s book: 1.2 x 2.3 x 6 meters, when completely open. According to Meuninck-Ganger: ‘The larger than human scale book structure requires two handlers to manipulate and unfold its contents, and demands the arduous actions of opening, accessing, handling, and navigating the pages. Designed to be intentionally cumbersome and awkward, it initiates an interaction between the participants that closely mirrors the inter-personal exchange depicted in the imagery.’
  • Distill Life

    2009–current In my ongoing collaboration with Nathaniel Stern, we approach both old and new media as form. In "Distill Life," we permanently mount translucent prints and drawings directly on top of video screens, creating moving images on paper. We incorporate technologies and aesthetics from traditional printmaking - including woodblock, silk screen, etching, lithography, photogravure etc.—with the technologies and aesthetics of contemporary digital, video and networked art—to explore images as multidimensional. Our juxtaposition of anachronistic and disparate methods, materials and content—print and video, paper and electronics, real and virtual—enables novel approaches to understanding each.