(Brooklyn, NY)Jeanine Oleson


Jeanine Oleson's art practice incorporates interdisciplinary uses of performance, film/video, installation, and photographic work, often collaboratively. She attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Rutgers University. Oleson has exhibited at: Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY; Diverseworks, Houston, TX; L.A.C.E., Los Angeles; Lump Gallery, Raleigh, NC; Monya Rowe Gallery, NY; Samson Projects, Boston; John Connelly Presents, NY; Kansas City Museum of Art, MO; Pumphouse Gallery, London; and Art in General, NY. Her work has been recently published in Performa: New Visual Art Performance, DAP 2007, Cryptozoology: Out of Time Place Scale, 2007, and LTTR V: Positively Nasty, 2006.

What? (working title)

Oleson is developing a performance that encompasses opera, live video feeds, and sculptural elements to be performed in unusual spaces. Presented in an off-handed way, the narrative is loosely structured language-based misunderstandings, including invented ways to communicate; portions will occur in real and invented languages like Chinook jargon (early American trading language), pig latin, internet innovations, and others.

Photo credits: Marina Ancona/Khaela Maricich