GEORGE JENNE

Jenne's background as a movie prop-maker, including as an employee of Jim Henson's Creature Shop in Hollywood, informs his relationship to materials in which "cheap plastic is paramount" and "the faker, the better." He continued to work as a movie prop-maker in New York while exhibiting at spaces in Manhattan and Brooklyn such as Exit Art, P.S.122, Jack the Pelican Presents and more. He has also exhibited at the Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, NC, the Nasher Museum at Duke Univeristy, NC, Civilian Art Projects in Washington, DC, and many more. He has been a Creative Capital award finalist and was shortlisted for the Gibbes Museum 1858 Prize, and has done residencies in Provincetown, MA with the Fine Arts Work Center and the DNA Summer Artist Residency program, as well as most recently at the Art OMI residency in Ghent, NY and the Elsewhere Residency in Greensboro, NC. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and has served as adjunct faculty in the film, animation, and video department. He currently lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 

Press

Big Bird Made Me Watch by George Jenne
June 3rd, 2013

"Video is a filthy medium. The trade tool of porn and piracy. The first peek at the scene of a crime. The final lecherous glimpse at a night of debauch. Immediate gratification is the essence of its stock."