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Jenny McGee Dougherty

Jenny McGee Dougherty

About Jenny McGee Dougherty

Jenny McGee Dougherty is a visual artist and arts organizer currently living and working in Portland, ME. After completing her BFA in Printmaking from Maine College of Art, she taught fine art to youth in Berkeley, CA and Ladakh, India before serving as the Associate Director of SPACE Gallery, a non-profit visual and performing arts venue in Portland. Today, she continues to work as a curator and arts advocate around the US. From small works on paper to large scale murals in public spaces, much of her inspiration for her art comes from identifying a sense of place and analyzing what it means to exist in that place.

ARTIST STATEMENT

“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.” - Jenny McGee Dougherty

 

EXHIBITIONS AND 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
2014, 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

 

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2014, St. Botolph Emerging Artist Award
2012, Hewnoaks Artist Colony, Lovell, Maine
2012, Talent|Agency Storefront Residency, Portland, Maine


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

 


       
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