Sep 22nd 2021


with Melissa Ann Pinney and Jason Reblando and Moderated by Aimée Beaubien

Grants play a vital role assisting artists and advancing careers. Join us for a presentation and conversation with Melissa Ann Pinney and Jason Reblando moderated by Aimée Beaubien. Melissa and Jason will discuss key moments in their work and experiences with grants supporting their endeavors.

Melissa Ann Pinney is a Guggenheim Fellow whose studies of the social lives and emerging identities of American girls and women have received wide critical acclaim. Pinney’s work has been recognized for her ability to connect with her subjects, to be invited into even private spaces. Pinney’s photographs are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; George Eastman Museum; J. Paul Getty Museum; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts Houston; Museum of Modern Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Whitney Museum and many others. Pinney has exhibited her work nationally and internationally and has received numerous grants from the Illinois Arts Council, the NEA and others.Jason Reblando, Family at Subic Bay, the Philippines, 2015, from the series Home and Away

Jason Reblando is an artist and photographer based in Normal, Illinois. He received his MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago, and a BA in Sociology from Boston College. He is the recipient of a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship to the Philippines, two Artist Fellowship Awards from the Illinois Arts Council, and a Community Arts Assistance Program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. Jason’s work focuses on labor, migration, and the socioeconomic forces that shape communities. His projects have been published in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Financial Times, Politico, Camera Austria, PDNedu, Slate, Bloomberg Businessweek, Marketplace, MAS Context, Real Simple, Places Journal, Chicago Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, andthe Chicago Reader. His photographs are collected in the Library of Congress, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Pennsylvania State University Special Collections, the Midwest Photographers Project of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. His monograph New Deal Utopiaswas published in 2017 by Kehrer Verlag. He is an Assistant Professor of Photography in the Wonsook Kim School of Art at Illinois State University.

Aimée Beaubien is an artist living and working in Chicago. Beaubien reorganizes photographic experience in collage, immersive installations and artists’ books. Her work has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally. Beaubien is an Associate Professor of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL where she has taught since 1997.​​Date: September 22, 2021

Time: 3:00 pm CTCost: FREELocation: 21c Museum Hotel | 55 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611All in-person events will be conducted in accordance with current city and state guidelines in effect in September. Masks will be required at all indoor events.Melissa Ann Pinney, Mother & Daughter, Halloween, 1987, Collection of MOMA


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