In an ongoing series of walks, Meuninck-Ganger charts the Milwaukee cityscape traveling inbound toward Lake Michigan. She encounters overlooked aspects of the built environment and chronicles the textures of the metropolitan area in her drawings and assembled Hanji screenprints.
Jessica Meunink-Ganger: Inbound East May 4th-June 16, 2018
In an ongoing series of walks, Jessica Meuninck-Ganger charts the Milwaukee cityscape by departing east from 71st street and proceeding inbound toward Lake Michigan. She encounters overlooked aspects of the built environment and, through sketches and photographs, chronicles matter, marks, indentations, and scratches. Hand-rendered textures of the metropolitan area include stacks of lumber, skillfully arranged patterns of cream city brick, fieldstone walls, composite fiberboard lap siding, rooftops, and cedar shake. She reimagines, cuts, rearranges, constructs, and transforms her drawings into screen printed paper maps, buildings, landscapes, and waterways - providing distinctive views of a city.
Jessica Meuninck-Ganger’s works on paper have been exhibited in museums and both experimental and commercial galleries regionally, nationally and internationally. Her printed works, hybrid print/videos, and artist’s books are included in several private and public collections, including the Weisman Museum of Art, Northwestern Mutual, the Target Corporation, and in contemporary publications, such as Andrea Ferber’s, Sustenance: Contemporary Printmaking Now, Richard Noyce’s, Printmaking Beyond the Edge, and Nathaniel Stern’s, Interactive Art and Embodiment: The Implicit Body as Performance. Jessica received a BS degree in Art Education from Ball State University and an MFA in Studio Arts from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She is currently the Print and Narrative Forms Area Head, Associate Professor, and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.