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Jennifer E Ustick

Title: Asst Professor - Practice
Office: 4280E Aronoff Center
Tel: 513-556-2962
Email: jennifer.ustick@uc.edu

Jenny Roesel Ustick - Assistant Professor of Practice, Foundations Coordinator, and Sophomore Review Coordinator in the School of Art, College of DAAP, University of Cincinnati. Twelve years of teaching at the university level, specializing in Drawing, Life Drawing, and Foundations (2D, 3D, and 4D). Progressive leadership in Foundations beginning with an appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of Foundations in 2008 at Grand Valley State University. Progressive leadership of public art projects in Cincinnati, Ohio partnered with ArtWorks Cincinnati, resulting in 8 large-scale murals completed with the assistance of local artists and apprentices. Member of two collaborative artist groups making multi-media installations about nature, myth, and utopia, resulting in international film screenings and gallery exhibitions, museum exhibitions, and scholarly lectures. Solo studio research includes paintings, mixed media, sculpture, and installation, with a focus on drawing. Subject matter includes the figure in its presence and absence, clothing and fashion, and personal vs. public image and identity.  Recent charcoal works on paper were shown in New York at the 2015 Governors Island Art Fair, and at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

 

Education

  • Master of Fine Arts, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati,OH, 2000.

Research Information

Research Interests


2D, 3D, 4D, Foundations, Public Art, Installation, Fibers, Figure 

Publications

Other Publications

  • Jennifer Ustick (2014). “Neither Created Nor Destroyed.”. The Cincinnati Anthology, pp. 213-228 Shaker Heights: Belt Magazine & Rust Belt Chic Press. [Link]
  • (2015). Governors Island Art Fair Catalogue 4Heads Collective: New York, NY.
  • (2014). Book of Poems and Drawings for Peace and Justice Ghosn Publishing: Cincinnati, OH.
  • (2011). International Drawing Annual 6, juried catalogue Manifest Press: Cincinnati, OH.
  • (02-2011). The U-Turn Folios, (includes a photograph by Denise Burge and Jenny Ustick of Maidens of the Cosmic Body Running) U-Turn Art Space (pub).
  • (2008). S.O.S. Art 2007 Exhibition Catalogue Ghosn Publishing: Cincinnati, OH.
  • (2007). Secret Artworks EXPOSED, exhibition catalogue of The Best of Secrets 2006 ArtWorks: Cincinnati, OH.
  • (2007). S.O.S. Art 2006 Exhibition Catalogue Ghosn Publishing: Cincinnati, OH.
  • (2006). S.O.S. Art 2005 Exhibition Catalogue Ghosn Publishing: Cincinnati, OH.
  • (2005). 2005 Book of Poems and Drawings for Peace and Justice Ghosn Publishing: Cincinnati, OH.

Additional Publications

Newspaper Article

  • Carol Motsinger (08/14/2015). “Welcome Back to Cincinnati, James Brown”.
  • Perry Schaible (07/24/2015). “Vibrant Murals Bringing Life to OTR”.
  • Rick Martinez (10/10/2014). “ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 10”.
  • Julie Engebrecht (07/07/2014). “Public-art event invites 8 locals”.
  • Terry DeMio (07/05/2014). “Massive mural hails Newport Aquarium”.
  • Kelsey Kennedy (07/02/2014). “UC Brings Art Therapy to Students with New Certificate Program”.
  • Julie Engebrecht (05/23/2014). “ArtPrize gives Cincinnati artist $5,000 to build arch”.
  • (04/17/2014). “University of Cincinnati 2014 Faculty Award Winners”.
  • M.B. Reilly (04/10/2014). “Current Course for Students and Area Cancer Survivors Previews New Art Therapy Certificate this Fall”.
  • Wendy Bredhold (02/17/2014). “Maidens Running in New Harmony, stopping on campus”.
  • Maya Drozdz (11/05/2013). “The Hands That Built This City by Jenny Ustick”.
  • (10/11/2013). “Cincinnati’s aspiring artists unveil historic mural at Duke Energy Convention Center”.
  • Helen Holzer, (09-2013). “Cincinnati CC and ArtWorks Unveil ‘Hands’ Mural”.
  • Cliff Radel (09/18/2013). “Hands’ mural gets big applause”.
  • Office of the Mayor (09/17/2013). “Mayor Dedicates Mural Based on Union Terminal Mosaics”.
  • Office of the Mayor (09/17/2013). “Mayor Dedicates Mural Based on Union Terminal Mosaics”.
  • Cliff Radel (09/13/2013). “Hands mural getting plenty of applause”.
  • Sherry Hughes (09/05/2013). “Cincinnati Murals in harmony with Mother Nature”.
  • Cliff Radel (07/08/2013). “Union Terminal murals’ hands on the move”.
  • Alyssa Brandt and colleagues (12-2012). “Best of the City 2012, City and Country Life: Best Guerilla Art” (pp.83)..
  • Amy Brownlee (11-2012). “Paint The Town” (pp.64)..
  • Connie Post (09/15/2012). “How local women have helped transform yarn into street art”.
  • Maya Drozdz (09/04/2012). “Homecoming [Bluebirds] by Charley Harper”.
  • Jackie Demaline (08/21/2012). “ArtWorks unveils Charley Harper Mural”.
  • Avery Smith (07/09/2012). “Artist Interview: Jenny Ustick”.
  • Maya Drozdz (12/21/2011). “The Singing Mural by C.F. Payne and Jenny Ustick”.
  • Maria Seda-Reder (12/07/2011). “Third Party Gallery’s December Exhibition Takes Flight.”.
  • Kathy Schwartz (12/07/2011). “Knitting a New Landscape”.
  • Rachel Williamson (10/10/2011). “Activista Pinky Shears”.
  • Jackie Demaline (10/02/2011). “Singing Mural Depicts Prominent Arts Folks.”.
  • William Powell (2011). “City Guide: Walls of Fame”.
  • Maya Drozdz (06/28/2011). “Over-the-Rhine: Into Its Renaissance by Jenny Ustick”.
  • Matt Morris (06/08/2011). “Majr Gazr & Maidens of the Cosmic Body Running (Review) Changing Minds at the CAC”.
  • Maria Seda-Reder (05/11/2011). “Majr (Self) Gazn.”.
  • Anthony Mirones (07/07/2010). “Rising to the top where the sun beats down.”.
  • Lauren Bishop (07/22/2010). “ArtWorks draws ‘best of best’ for murals.” (pp.B6)..
  • Lauren Bishop (08/12/2010). “ArtWorks Works.” (pp.B6)..
  • Matt Morris (03/29/2010). In Best of Cincinnati 2010, Out & About Staff Picks (Eds.), “Best Art Project That’s Like a Cult.”.
  • Maya Drozdz (08/30/2009). “Clifton Heights Mural by Jenny Ustick.”.
  • Steve Aust (09/23/2008). “The Brushes of Summer: Cincinnati MuralWorks embellishes previously blighted walls.”.
  • Sarah Pearce (04/27/2007). “Fiber crazed from Columbus to Paducah and points between.” .
  • Mengly Taing (10-2006). “Denise Burge.”.
  • Richard O Jones (07/07/2006). “SOS Art.”.
  • Abigail Carlin (05/27/2004). “Young Artists Abroad for the Summer.”.
  • Jim Knippenberg (11/02/2003). “Bats step up for auction; ArtWorks Inspires, Pays Kids.” (pp.E1, 2, 10)..
  • Julie Bernzott, & Jacquelyn Vaughn (10/22/2003). “Look Here! Art, Artists, Etc..”.

Presentations & Lectures

Symposium

  • (12-2015). Between the Discursive and the Immersive: A Symposium on Research in 21st Century Art Museums. ouisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark..
  • (2015). SculptureX Symposium 2015. Wayne State University, Detroit, MI..

Lectures

  • (10-2014). “The Gazr in U: Casting Romantic Transmissions”. Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, Delta, Montreal, Canada.
  • (03-2014). “Shavasana Project for a Harmonist Farm...”. University of Southern Indiana, Center for Communal Studies, Evansville, IN.
  • (11-2013). “Harmony in the New World”. Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC.
  • (06-2013). “Bodies Shaping the Land, Land Shaping Bodies”. Earth Perfect? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden Symposium & Exhibitions, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.
  • (11-2012). “Bombshells of Cincinnati”. Ohio Art Educators Association Conference, Covington, KY,.
  • (05-2012). Visiting Artist Lecturer,. Fibers Special Studio, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
  • (08-2011). “Bombshells of Cincinnati”. One Night/One Craft, Contemporary Arts Center; Cincinnati, OH.
  • (12-2011). Visiting Artist Lecturer. Current Arts Forum, Miami University at Oxford, Oxford, OH.

Honors & Awards

  • 2014. President’s Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member Award, University of Cincinnati.
  • UC Forward Fellowship, 2013 to 2015. To develop and teach Using Expressive Arts with Young Adult Cancer Patients and Survivors in January 2014, University of Cincinnati.
  • Most Wanted Faculty Award2008. Student Support Services Annual Achievement Ceremony, Northern Kentucky University.
  • Best In Show Award2007. The Dozens: Multiply, Juried Exhibition, Rawls Museum Arts, Courtland, VA (film, The Dozens collaborative).
  • Juror’s Award2007. The Dozens: Multiply, Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE (film, The Dozens collaborative).
  • Isabel Meta Wolfstein Traveling Fellowship2004. Independent research and travel in Austria, The Czech Republic, Germany, and Poland.
  • Presenter to the Ohio Board of Regents2004. Represented the School of Art, DAAP, University of Cincinnati.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 2012 to Present, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati,OH.
  • 2011 to 2012, Annualized Adjunct Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati,OH.
  • 2014 to Present, Adjunct Professor, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati,OH.
  • 2013 to Present, Adjunct Professor, University of Cincinnati Clermont College, Batavia, OH.
  • 2008 to 2011, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI.
  • 2006 to 2008, Adjunct Instructor, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Ky.
  • 2005 to 2007, Adjunct Instructor, Miami University Hamilton, Hamilton, OH.
  • 2003 to 2005, Graduate Assistant, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati,OH.

Service

  • 2015 to 2016
  • 2014 to 2015
  • to 12-2014
  • 2014 to 2015
  • to 10-2014
  • to 01-2014
  • 2013 to 2014
  • 2013 to 2014
  • 2013 to 2015
  • 2013 to 2015
  • to 11-2013
  • to 10-2013
  • 2012 to 2014
  • to 10-2012
  • to 10-2012
  • to 04-2012
  • to 03-2012
  • to 03-2012
  • to 02-2012
  • 2008 to 2010

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

  • 2013 to Present ,Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Cancer & Blood Diseases Institute, Member, . Adolescent & Young Adult Advisory Committee
  • 2013 to Present ,Foundations in Art: Theory and Practice (FATE), Member,
  • 2013 to Present ,Society for Utopian Studies (SUS), Member,,
  • 2013 to Present ,Spring In Our Steps, Board of Directors,
  • 2004 to Present ,College Art Association (CAA), Member,
  • Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Member,
  • 2004 to Present ,College Art Association, Member,

Courses Taught

  • Comments: Foundations Coordinator Sophomore Review Coordinator: Foundations Drawing Studio; Life Drawing; Senior Thesis Seminar; Foundations Surface Studio; Graduate Critique Seminar
  • 2011-12; 2014-15
    Comments: Foundations 2D Co-coordinator (2014-15) Sophomore Review Coordinator (2014-15): Using Expressive Arts with Young Adult Cancer Patients and Survivors; Foundations Surface Studio; Foundations Drawing Studio; Drawing Studio 3 (quarters); Life Drawing; Intermediate Drawing; Advanced/Post Bac/Graduate Drawing; Senior Thesis Seminar
  • 2012-14
    Comments: Foundations Co-coordinator (2012-13) Sophomore Review Coordinator (2013-14): Art & Neighborhood Transformation; Using Expressive Arts with Young Adult Cancer Patients and Survivors; Special Studio: The Replicated Body, Mixed Media Approaches to the Purposeful Figure; Foundations Surface Studio; Foundations Time Studio; Foundations Space Studio; Intermediate Drawing; Senior Thesis Seminar

Additional Information

http://www.jennyroeselustick.com/

Papers, Presentations, and Lectures

  • “Shavasana Project for a Harmonist Farm…,” lecture (with Maidens of the Cosmic Body Running), University of Southern Indiana, Center for Communal Studies, Evansville, IN, March 2014
  • “Harmony in the New World,” presenter, Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, November 2013
  • “Bodies Shaping the Land, Land Shaping Bodies,” presenter, Earth Perfect? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden Symposium & Exhibitions, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, June 2013
  • “Bombshells of Cincinnati,” Ohio Art Educators Association Conference, Keynote Speaker (with Bombshells of Cincinnati), Covington, KY, November 2012
  • Visiting Artist Lecturer, Fibers Special Studio, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, May 2012
  • “Bombshells of Cincinnati,” One Night/One Craft, Guest Artist (with Bombshells of Cincinnati) Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH, August 2011
  • Visiting Artist Lecturer, Current Arts Forum, Miami University at Oxford, OH, December 2011

Public Collections

  • University of Cincinnati, College of Allied Health Sciences, Cincinnati, OH 

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