Nov 3rd 2016

Dominican University’s O’Connor Art Gallery presents INTERSECTIONALITY, a group exhibition featuring artwork by Peregrine Honig, Jenny Kendler, Niki Johnson and Alison Ruttan. The work created by the artists represent different issues of debate throughout this tumultuous presidental election. When brought together, their work can help better acknowledge the differences around us and further a dialouge between the issues of war, LGBTQ awarness, women in policts and enviornmental concens.

Curated by Andrew Reyes-Burkholder

Peregrine Honig was born in San Francisco and attended the Kansas City Art Institute. She currently lives in Kansas City where she creates artwork and owns a lingerie and swimwear boutique called Birdies. Her work is being collected throughout the United States and is already in major permanent and private collections such as- The Art Institute of Chicago, Y ale University Art Gallery, The Fogg Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, 21c Museum Hotel, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, The Diane and Sandy Besser Collection, and Ball State University Museum of Art. Peregrine Honig came in second place on the first season of Bravo’ s W ork of Art: The Next Great Artist.

Jenny Kendler is an interdisciplinary artist, environmental activist, naturalist & wild forager who lives in Chicago and elsewhere. She is currently the first Artist-in-Residence with Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and stewards non-profit artist residency ACRE, as Vice President of the Board. Kendlerholds a BFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art (2002, summa cum laude) and a MF A from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2006). Kendler’s work has been exhibited nationally & internationally at museums and biennials including The Albright-Knox (Buffalo, N Y), The Pulitzer Arts Foundation (St. Louis), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), iMOCA (Indianapolis), The DePaul Art Museum (Chicago), SLOMA (San Luis Obispo), the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (India), the Yeosu International Art Festival biennial (Korea), and at the Chicago Biennial at the Elmhurst Art Museum.

Niki Johnson is an artist, curator and organizer. Raised in New Mexico, Johnson has spent her adult life living across the United States, including five-year stints in San Francisco, California, and Memphis, Tennessee. She received her BF A from the University of Memphis and M A/MF A degre es from the University of Wisconsin- Madison in Studio Art. In Wisconsin, Johnson has taught at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, curated local and national exhibitions, as well as founded MarKEt: Where MKE meets Art, an arts-based organization in the city. Her artwork is in the permanent collections of Madison Central Public Library, UW -Health’s American Center Hospital and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Reviews of Johnson’s artwork have been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, Hyperallergic, and Vice Magazine, amongst other national and international media sources.

Alison Ruttan is a project-based artist with a history of working across a wide range of media. Ruttan received her BF A from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and her MF A from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her art works blend documentary and research practices with subjective interpretation. Her projects investigate patterns of human behavior or the consequences of our actions. Questions relating to human nature circle all of her various projects. Ruttan’s work has been exhibited nationally and abroad including a solo exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center, Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago ), Gallery TPW (Toronto), Monique Meloche Gallery (Chicago), Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago) and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Arts (Bentonville, AR). Ruttan is a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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