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Jennifer Mannebach is a Chicago based artist, curator, and gallery director. Her mixed media work reveals an interest in boundaries, remnants and where things collect. She has exhibited at the Hyde Park Art Center, Flatfile Gallery, Jack Olson Gallery and others, nationally and internationally. In 2006 she was a visiting artist at The American Academy in Rome. Mannebach taught in the First-Year program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for 6 years, and advocates for artists at Little City Foundation where she was a facilitator for over a decade. She is an adjunct professor at Concordia University Chicago, an Artist/Researcher with CAPE (Chicago Arts Partnership in Education), and the Director for the O’Connor Gallery at Dominican University. Awards include the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, CAAP grants, IAC grants, and the Governor’s International Arts Exchange Grant.

MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BFA, Northern Illinois University
Research Interests

artist statement

Selected Exhibitions and Performances
Thresholds, a two-person exhibition at OS Projects in Racine, WI, Nov 2023
Fissures, a two-person exhibition at Boundary in Chicago, Jun 2023
No Place Like Home at the Schingoethe Center in Aurora, Jan 2023
Wanting It Both Ways, a group exhibition at the Ukrainian Institute of Contemporary Art, 2022
Selected Publications

Featured in I Like your Work Studio Visit Artist, online, 2021. 

Mannebach, J. (2020). A View From the Easel During Times of Quarantine: Jennifer Mannebach, Oak Park, IL. Hyperallergic. Retrieved from 

Selected Presentations
Visiting Lecturer, DePaul University Chicago, IL, 2011
Share My Kingdom panel discussion, Highland Park Art Center, 2011
Pushing Up Pixels panel discussion, Peabody Estate, 2010
Visiting Lecturer, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois, 2004
Visiting Lecturer, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, 2004
Visiting Lecturer, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1999
Awards and Grants
Illinois Arts Council Artist Support Grant, 2018, 2019, 2022, 2023
Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award, 2009
Illinois Arts Council Special Assistance Grant, 2008
Governor’s International Arts Exchange Grant, Visiting Artist, American Academy in Rome, 2006
Illinois Arts Council Special Assistance Grants, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2008
CAAP grants, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006


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