Jeanne Dunning

Biography

Born in 1960 in Granby, Connecticut, U.S. Lives and works in Chicago.

The art of Jeanne Dunning, which for several years has been structured around themes of the human body, is most famous for its provocative and occasionally grotesque facets. Investigating visual perceptions and knowledge of the body, the artist examines in depth the ambivalent relationship existing between the interior and exterior Self. Dunning’s photographs and videos has been shown in several solo and group exhibitions in North America and Europe, including: Gallery 400 at University of Illinois, Chicago; Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois (2006); CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco (2005); Malmö Konstmuseum, Sweden (1999); Hirshhorn Museum and Scuplture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (1994). Her works have also been part of the exhibition New Photography 14, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1998); the Sydney Biennale (1996); the Venice Biennale (1995); and the Whitney Biennial, New York (1991). She also created a Web-based work entitled Tom Thumb: Notes Towards a Case History for the Dia Center for the Arts in New York, in 2002. The first retrospective exhibition of her work was organized and circulated by the Berkeley Art Museum, California, in 2006. Jeanne Dunning’s works can be found in numeros public and private collections.

Exhibition

Jeanne Dunning
2007.11.03 - 12.15

By evoking the artificial–flesh-coloured nylons, a false outgrowth, a gelatinous skin-coloured mass–Jeanne Dunning maps out a reflection…

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