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Prof. Jenny Schmid Receives McKnight Fellowship

Highpoint Center for Printmaking Administers Annual Award
January 28, 2019

The Highpoint Center for Printmaking is excited to announce the recipients of our inaugural McKnight Printmaking Fellowship: artists Jenny Schmid (left) and Justin Quinn (right).

Beginning in February 2019, the McKnight Printmaking Fellows receive awards of $25K, extensive access and support at Highpoint’s workshop, as well as conversations with local and national arts professionals. Their fellowship will conclude with an exhibition at Highpoint in January 2020 and will feature discussions with the community about their work.

This Fellowship, funded with a generous grant from the McKnight Foundation, is open to mid-career Minnesota artists who work in printmaking — defined here as artists who demonstrate a sustained level of accomplishment, commitment, and artistic excellence. The artists were selected on the basis of the artistic merit of their work, and their dedication, interest, and continued growth in printmaking.

Jenny Schmid lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she runs bikini press international and is a Professor at the University of Minnesota Department of Art. She is represented by The Davidson Galleries in Seattle and her prints have been purchased for collections including The
Minneapolis Institute of Art, The Detroit Institute of Arts, The Block Museum, The Spencer Art Museum and the Library of Congress. She received a Fulbright Fellowship to Slovakia, the McKnight Fellowship, the Bush Artists Grant, a Jerome Film and Video grant and two Minnesota State Arts Board grants. Recent projects include live animation performances with Ali Momeni for the Vertice Festival in Mexico City and for the Nobel Peace Prize Forum at Augsburg University as well as a residency at The Frans Masereel Center in Belgium. Her solo exhibition of prints Wildness Lost exhibited in 2018 at the Davidson Galleries as well as the National Gallery and Gradska Galerija in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Highpoint would like to thank our jurors Mary Weaver Chapin (left) the Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Portland Art Museum and John Lukavic (right) the Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Native Arts at the Denver Art Museum, who selected this pair of McKnight Fellows.