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Jenny Mcgee Dougherty

Jenny Mcgee Dougherty

Jenny McGee Dougherty is a painter, textile designer and arts organizer currently living and working in Portland, Maine. She earned a BFA in Printmaking from Maine College of Art and served as the Associate Director of SPACE Gallery, a non-profit visual and performing arts venue in Portland, Maine for four years. She continues to work as a curator and arts advocate, traveling around the country with her family in a converted Sprinter van. Much of her inspiration comes from identifying a sense of place and analyzing what it means to exist in that place. She draws on her interest in arts education, having taught youth art in Berkeley, CA and Ladakh, India, and works on large scale murals in public spaces.

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Artist Statement & CV

"I am interested in the intersection of humans and their environment, both natural and built. The repetitive use of public spaces and the marks that are made, both intentionally and unintentionally, over time become a living record of the movements and actions of individuals collectively inhabiting this space. Within our understanding of the allotment of space, we often overlook the places that we use the most, while also dismissing these spaces as utilitarian or banal. When graffiti gets covered up with several shades of a neutral color, a new image and a new meaning becomes part of our landscape. I am interested in how these places that belong to everyone get woven together and how they evolve as metaphor."

CV

Education

2005 B.F.A. Printmaking, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

 

Selected Exhibitions + Projects 

2015 Rock, Paper, Scissors, Current Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

2015 Selective Landscapes, Portland Mural Initiative Public Mural, Portland, Maine

2015 Press Mural, Press Hotel, Portland, Maine

2015 Goods and Services, SPACE Gallery, Portland, Maine

2014 Warped Weft Mural, Tandem, Portland, Maine

2014 Cut + Paste, Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2014 Group Show, Casablanc Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

2014 Idea of North, ICA at Meca @ Riverbend Ice Shacks, Bowdoinham, Maine

2015 Winter Group Show, Buoy Gallery, Kittery, Maine

2013 Ardor Alumni Biennial, ICA at Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

2012 Every Single Pages, The Art Department, Portland, Maine

2012 Patterned Vernacular, Buoy Gallery, Kittery, Maine

2012 A Plausible Weft, Talent|Agency, Portland, Maine

2011 Chain Letter, Samson Projects, Boston, Massachusetts

2010 Solstice, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, Maine

2010 Revival, eLLO Gallery, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

2009 From Rags to Rust, Corduroy, Portland, Maine

2009 Free for All, SPACE Gallery, Portland, Maine

2009 Shack III, Sacred + Profane, Peaks Island, Maine

2009 Tryst Haunt, SPACE Gallery, Portland, Maine

2008 Overhung, Boontling Gallery, Oakland, California

2006 Consumerism, Ghosttown Gallery, Oakland, California

 

Professional Experience

2010 - 2014 Associate Director, SPACE Gallery, Portland, Maine

2010 - 2014 Guest lecturer + Critic, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

2008-2010 Co-Founder, The Pine Haven Collective

2008 Art Educator, The Siddhartha School, Ladakh, India

 

Awards + Residencies

2014 St. Botolph Emerging Artist Award

2012 Hewnoaks Artist Colony, Lovell, Maine

2012 Talent|Agency Storefront Residency, Portland, Maine 

Jenny McGee Dougherty

Signals

$ 1,200.00

DESCRIPTION 30x22" | gouache on paper | 2017 These works are a part of an ongoing series of paintings that I call "Selective Landscapes." The fragments of shapes with varying...

Jenny McGee Dougherty

Blindspots

$ 850.00

DESCRIPTION 20x15.5" | gouache on paper | 2017 These works are a part of an ongoing series of paintings that I call "Selective Landscapes." The fragments of shapes with varying...

Jenny McGee Dougherty

Mixed Signals

$ 1,200.00

DESCRIPTION 30x22" | gouache on paper | 2017 These works are a part of an ongoing series of paintings that I call "Selective Landscapes." The fragments of shapes with varying...

Jenny McGee Dougherty

Division Celebration

$ 850.00

DESCRIPTION 14x19" | gouache on paper | 2017 These works are a part of an ongoing series of paintings that I call "Selective Landscapes." The fragments of shapes with varying...

Jenny McGee Dougherty

Resurfacing

$ 1,200.00

DESCRIPTION 30x22" | gouache on paper | 2017 These works are a part of an ongoing series of paintings that I call "Selective Landscapes." The fragments of shapes with varying...

Jenny McGee Dougherty

Blvd

$ 300.00

DESCRIPTION 9x12", 2016, gouache on paper "I am interested in the intersection of humans and their environment, both natural and built," explains Dougherty. "The repetitive use of public spaces and...

Jenny McGee Dougherty

Gridscape

$ 1,200.00

DESCRIPTION 17x27.5", 2015, gouache on paper "I am interested in the intersection of humans and their environment, both natural and built," explains Dougherty. "The repetitive use of public spaces and...

Jenny McGee Dougherty

Oxnard

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DESCRIPTION 15.25x15", 2016, gouache on paper "I am interested in the intersection of humans and their environment, both natural and built," explains Dougherty. "The repetitive use of public spaces and...

Jenny McGee Dougherty

Untitled (Intersections)

$ 250.00

DESCRIPTION 11.5x8.5", 2016, gouache on paper "I am interested in the intersection of humans and their environment, both natural and built," explains Dougherty. "The repetitive use of public spaces and...

Jenny McGee Dougherty

Cream

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DESCRIPTION 19x27", 2015, gouache on paper "I am interested in the intersection of humans and their environment, both natural and built," explains Dougherty. "The repetitive use of public spaces and...

Jenny McGee Dougherty

Philadelphia

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DESCRIPTION 20.75x27.25", 2015, gouache on paper "I am interested in the intersection of humans and their environment, both natural and built," explains Dougherty. "The repetitive use of public spaces and...

Jenny McGee Dougherty

Silver City

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DESCRIPTION 12.75x15.25", 2016, gouache on paper "I am interested in the intersection of humans and their environment, both natural and built," explains Dougherty. "The repetitive use of public spaces and...

Jenny McGee Dougherty

24th Street

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DESCRIPTION 12.75x14.5", 2016, gouache on paper "I am interested in the intersection of humans and their environment, both natural and built," explains Dougherty. "The repetitive use of public spaces and...

Jenny McGee Dougherty

Barrier (Baltimore)

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DESCRIPTION 14.25x21.5", 2016, gouache on paper "I am interested in the intersection of humans and their environment, both natural and built," explains Dougherty. "The repetitive use of public spaces and...

Jenny McGee Dougherty

Blackout Quilt

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DESCRIPTION 14.5x15.5", 2016, gouache on paper "I am interested in the intersection of humans and their environment, both natural and built," explains Dougherty. "The repetitive use of public spaces and...

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