About

I am an artist and arts administrator in the National Capital Region (Ottawa). I make art about language- the common, and not so common ways in which we communicate information- with a particular interest in television, the internet, and humour.

You can reach me through:

Email: jennifer.cherniack@gmail.com

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Telephone: Let’s start with email, ok?

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

2013 Master of Fine Arts, Open Media, Concordia University. Montreal, QC. Thesis Advisor: Lynn Hughes

2003 Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts, The University of Western Ontario. London, Ontario. Graduated Cum Laude.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS

Recent Projects:

  • Contributor, Spiffy Moves Magazine, Issue 2, Montreal, QC, 2016. Link
  • The Ones in their Own Universe, Other Possible Worlds (According to Situation Comedies). Window Installation for Possible Worlds, Ottawa, ON, 2016
  • Artist Talk, Shoufen, Jackpine Creative Counsel, Ottawa, ON, June 17, 2016
  • Video Store Night Light (Movie Village), Functioning Night Light, ed. 10. For Photorama, Gallery TPW, Toronto, ON, 2015
  • Contributor, Kapsula Magazine, Special Ed. Poster Series in collaboration with Matthew Williamson, Toronto, ON. 2014. Link
  • Installation of Art Condescensions (featured in Kapsula Magazine) at Fail Again, Fake Better Symposium at York University, Toronto, ON. 2014

2013

  • *~._.:*JENNIFER X JENNIFER*:.~, Eastern Bloc, Montreal, Canada (two-person with Jennifer Chan)
  • Best of the North East Masters of Fine Arts, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT (group)
  • 11th Annual Graduating Students Exhibition, FOFA Gallery, Montreal. (group)
  • Spark Video, Duty Free, Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, NY (screening, April 5)
  • CART Armory Party, Dream Baby, New York, NY (event)
  • The One with Kafka, Netscape Navigator, the Year 1994, Jordan Catalano, Douglas Coupland, Milton Berle, Prat Falls, Linguists, and Chandler Bing, MFA Gallery Concordia, Montreal, QC (solo)

2012

  • The Slight Return, TRUCK Gallery, Calgary, AB (two-person, with David LaRiviere)
  • K-Town, Rhubarb Festival, Toronto, ON Curated by Luke Painter & Meera Margaret Singh (group)
  • Spark Video: Orange, Concordia University screening, Montreal, QC (screening, February 4)

2011

  • Spark Video: Tabernac, Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, NY (screening, December 3)
  • K-Town Ed Video, Guelph, ON. Curated by Luke Painter & Meera Margaret Singh (group)
  • K-Town Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto, ON. Curated by Luke Painter & Meera Margaret Singh (group)
  • K-Town Angell Gallery, Toronto, ON. Curated by Luke Painter & Meera Margaret Singh (group)
  • IGNITION, Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, Montreal, QC (group)
  • It takes everyone to know no one, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON. Curated by Ana Barajas (group)
  • LIVE / AFTERLIVES, La Centrale Powerhouse, Montreal, QC. Curated by Lisa Vinebaum (group)

2010

  • Suggested Topics of Conversation for Art Openings, Gallery Tours, and Other
  • Art Related Events, Button Multiples Commission, Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, Montreal, QC
  • The Typology and Topography of Repetition, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto, ON. Curated by Deborah Wang
  • [insert title here], FOFA Gallery, Montreal, QC
  • Foire d’art Alternatif de Sudbury, Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, Sudbury, ON
  • The Hive, Concordia Annual MFA Exhibition, Montreal, QC

2008

  • Otherworld, Red Bull 381 Projects, Toronto, ON
  • Still Motions, Contact Festival, The Lower Ossington Gallery, Toronto, ON. Curated by Mark Pennock and Karen Kraven

2007

  • FeatherWeight, Spark Video Canada, London, ON (screening, November 15)
  • The Slow Gaze, Gallery 44, Toronto, ON
  • Le Regard Lent, Centre VU, Quebec City, QC
  • Over and Over Again, Alley Jaunt, Toronto, ON
  • 42 Days in 18 Ways, 250 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB (collaboration)
  • Private Viewing, Sleepwalker Projects, Toronto, ON

2006

  • Making Room, 224 Wallace Ave Warehouse, Toronto, ON
  • Just a Second, National Film Board of Canada, Toronto, ON

2003

  • Breech, BFA graduating exhibition, London, ON
  • Annual Juried Show, ArtLab, University of Western Ontario, London, ON (awarded top four)

SELECTED FUNDRAISERS, AUCTIONS, ETC

2013

  • K-town, MOCCA, Toronto, Canada, Curated by Luke Painter & Meera Margaret Singh

2012

  • Photorama, Gallery TPW, Toronto, ON

2011

  • PIN UP Poster Sale and Exhibition, Mercer Union, Toronto, ON
  • Photorama, Gallery TPW, Toronto, ON

2010

  • Photorama, Gallery TPW, Toronto, ON
  • Photopia, Gallery 44, Toronto, ON

2008

  • Photorama, Gallery TPW, Toronto, ON (fundraising exhibition)
  • Apparition, Gallery 44, Toronto, ON (fundraising exhibition)

PRESENTATIONS AND RESIDENCIES

2014

  • Presenter “Sitcoms and Jewish Identities from the Goldbergs to the Goldbergs”, Soloway JCC, Ottawa, ON. October 5.

2013

  • Presenter “Sitcoms and Jewish Identities from the Goldbergs to the Goldbergs”, LE MOOD, Montreal, QC, November 3.
  • Selected Participant, NU Montreal, Media Innovation Initiative, Montreal, QC, March 17-19.

2012

  • Artist Talk, IMCA 330, Performative Practices, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, October 25.
  • Artist Talk and Professional Development Workshop, ARTX 480 Advanced Interdisciplinary Studio Class, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, October 30.
  • Resident, New Adventures in Sound Art, Trans-X, New Adventures in Sound Art, Toronto, ON, February-May.
  • Performer, Trans-X Symposium, New Adventures in Sound Art, Toronto, ON, May 25-27.
  • Artist Talk, Truck Gallery, Calgary, AB, with LaRiviere, April 28.
  • Artist Talk, On the Edge: Taking Risks in Art Education, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, March 23

2011

  • Roundtable on the future of art institutions, Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
  • Artist Talk and Proposal Workshop, Artx 480 Class, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, January
  • Presenter, Revisiting Ephemera Graduate Conference, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, January 15

2010

  • Artist Talk, Canadian Art Foundation High School Hop, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto, ON, October
  • Artist Tour, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto, ON, October
  • Artist Talk, FOFA Gallery, FOFA Gallery, Montreal, QC, September
  • Workshop co-facilitator, [insert title here] Vinyl and Text Art Workshop, FOFA Gallery, Montreal, QC, September. Sponsored by FASA Concordia
  • Presenter, The Archive and Everyday Life Conference, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, May

2009

  • Moderator, After School Special Panel Discussion, Xpace, Toronto, ON

2008

  • Moderator, Juicy Couture Panel Discussion, InterAccess, Toronto, ON

PUBLICATIONS

2012

  • The One with All the Posters, No Kings Artist Book Press, Editor, James Whitman (upcoming September 2012 at the NY Art Book Fair)

2011

  • Revisiting Ephemera, Ahlia Moussa, Simon Bentley editors, (McIntosh Gallery Curatorial Study Centre)

2010

  • Collaborate This!, Academic Artist Rehab Collective, Whale Bone Press (contributor)

2008

  • Beatrice’s Centre for Student Affairs, or, How I learned my mother was right about making art in a prairie town during the rise and fall of grunge music, InterAccess publications, 2008

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2013

  • Shortlist, Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art, Concordia University (winner announced May)
  • Finalist, The Pitch, Nu Montreal, Montreal, QC (with teammates Ryan Schwartz and Alyssa Leibner)

2010

  • OAAG Education Award for Gallery 44’s Outreach Programme, Toronto, ON
  • SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council), Canada
  • Concordia University Small Grant Programme, Concordia University

2009-11

  • Faculty of Fine Arts Fellowship, Concordia University

2009

  • Media Arts – Emerging, Ontario Arts Council

2008

  • Exhibition Assistance, Ontario Arts Council

2003

  • Western’s 125 Award for Innovation, University of Western Ontario
  • Highest Average in graduating class, BFA, University of Western Ontario

SELECTED WORK EXPERIENCE

2013-present

  • Program Officer, Visual Arts Section (to 2016), Prizes Section (current position), Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa, ON

2012

  • Instructor, Artx 280 Winter Term, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

2011

  • Instructor, IMCA 230 Performance Art, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

2010-11

  • Teaching Assistant, Artx 280, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

2009-10

  • Teaching Assistant, Sculpture 210, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

2005-10

  • Photography Instructor, Gallery 44 Outreach Programme, Toronto, Ontario

2007-9

  • Assistant Curator/Public Programmes Manager, InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre, Toronto, Ontario

2005-7

  • Membership Coordinator/Administrative Assistant, InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre, Toronto, Ontario

2004-7

  • Photography Instructor, Regent Park Focus Media Arts Center, Toronto, Ontario

2004-6

  • Workshop Facilitator, National Film Board of Canada, Toronto, Ontario

2004

  • Internship, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy

2003

  • Teaching Assistant, Studio Arts 020, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

2000-2003

  • Head Workshop Monitor, Sculpture Workshop, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
  • Art Gallery Technician, ArtLab Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

2010

  • Oath of the Homunculi, co-curated with Alex Snukal, InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre, Toronto, Ontario

2008

  • Beatrice’s Centre for Student Affairs, or, How I learned my mother was right about making art in a prairie town during the rise and fall of grunge music, InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre, Toronto, Ontario
  • Jeu de Mémoire, Le Laboratoire, Toronto, Ontario

2007

  • beta series, InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre, Toronto, Ontario
  • Childish, Board of Trade/Right to Play, Toronto, Ontario

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2013

  • Saelan Twerdy’s Top 3 of 2013: New Views, Saelan Twerdy, C Magazine (online) 2013. Link
  • The Best of Canadian Art 2013, Sky Gooden, BLOUIN ARTINFO, 2013. Link
  • Interview, XX Files, CKUT Radio, Ricki-Lea Owens, Interviewer. May 29. 

2012

  • The Organization of art, Liz Crompton, Concordia University, Studio Arts, Link.

2011

  • Hot Jobs The Digital Art School, Special Section— Canadian Art Magazine, Winter 2010/11

2010

  • Five Notes: Five Fun Finds at the N.Y. Art Book Fair Bill Clarke, Magenta Magazine Online, Winter 2011, Volume 2, No. 1. 
  • A dizzying reminder of the fate of words in the e-book age R.M. Vaughn, The Globe and Mail, Review of Oath of the Homunculi Link. December 10, 2010
  • The Typography and Topology of Repetition, Michelle Bitran, Off the Map Webzine, November 4, 2010
  • Radio Canada, as part of an interview for the Foire d’art Alternatif de Sudbury, May 7, 2010 (en Français)

2008

  • Barrow, Tapper and Balcaen: Picture of a School — Art Exhibition, Canadian Art Online audio interview with Leah Sandals, Link, December 11, 2008
  • Free Range Radio Friday: TGIFR, UMFM radio interview with Michael Elves, for Beatrice’s Centre for Student Affairs, November 14, 2008
  • Akimblog, review by Terrence Dyck, November 13, 2008
  • Galley Going: Other World at Redbull 381 Projects, The Globe and Mail review by Gary Michael Dault, October 25, 2008

2007

  • Free Range Radio Friday: TGIFR, UMFM radio interview with Michael Elves, for 42 Days in 18 Ways, May 31, 2007
  • Art and Watercraft, Winnipeg Free Press, article by Morley Walker, June 7, 2007
  • Arts Visuels- Le Regard Lent, Television interview on TVA Quebec, November 16, 2007 (en Français)