Jackie Gendel

Associate Professor
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RISD faculty member Jackie Gendel
BFA, Washington University
MFA, Yale University

on sabbatical academic year 2023–24

Much of Jackie Gendel’s recent work makes contradictory use of two of modernity’s most common conventions of image production: serial repetition of form and the sequential image of narrative. She employs both, using them simultaneously to unfold the implied relationship between narrative time and painterly process. Gendel’s early work derived from her background in underground comics, a medium of “sequential image” storytelling, which she drew in the late ’90s for an upstart feminist webzine for teenage girls.

Gendel received her BFA in 1996 from Washington University, St. Louis, MO and her MFA in 1998 from Yale University, New Haven, CT. Recent solo exhibitions of her work have been shown at the Jeff Bailey Gallery in New York City, Loyal Gallery in Malmö, Sweden and Bryan Miller Gallery in Houston, TX. Her work is included in the collections of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, CT and the Progressive Collection and has been written about in Art in America, Artforum, The New York Times and The New Yorker. The American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded Gendel an Academy Award in Art in 2007. She lives and works in Brooklyn.

Courses

Fall 2024 Courses

PAINT 450G-01 - GRADUATE PAINT STUDIO CRITIQUE I
Level Graduate
Unit Painting
Subject Painting
Period Fall 2024
Credits 6
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
Start date
End date

PAINT 450G-01

GRADUATE PAINT STUDIO CRITIQUE I

Level Graduate
Unit Painting
Subject Painting
Period Fall 2024
Credits 6
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
Start and End 2024-09-04 to 2024-12-11
Times: T | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Instructor(s): Jackie Gendel, Kelley-Ann Lindo Location(s): Fletcher Building, Room 203 Enrolled / Capacity: 10 Status: Closed

SECTION DESCRIPTION

This period is designed for the students to evaluate and analyze the directions he/she established as an undergraduate. Criticisms of the student's work will be aimed at identifying strengths and weaknesses and help the students clarify fundamental objectives. Group and individual critiques will occur by resident faculty and visiting artists and critics during the semester. Successful completion of this course is a prerequisite for continuance in the program.

Open to Graduate Painting Students.

Major Requirement | MFA Painting

PAINT 4519-02 - DRAWING I
Level Undergraduate
Unit Painting
Subject Painting
Period Fall 2024
Credits 3
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
Start date
End date

PAINT 4519-02

DRAWING I

Level Undergraduate
Unit Painting
Subject Painting
Period Fall 2024
Credits 3
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
Start and End 2024-09-04 to 2024-12-11
Times: TH | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Instructor(s): Jackie Gendel Location(s): College Building, Room 512 Enrolled / Capacity: 15 Status: Closed

SECTION DESCRIPTION

An introductory level course for Painting majors. Students will develop drawing skills and insights and consider basic visual language issues. Syllabus is coordinated with Painting I.

Open to Sophomore Painting Students.

Major Requirement | BFA Painting

PAINT 460G-01 - GRADUATE PAINT STUDIO CRITIQUE III
Level Graduate
Unit Painting
Subject Painting
Period Fall 2024
Credits 9
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
Start date
End date

PAINT 460G-01

GRADUATE PAINT STUDIO CRITIQUE III

Level Graduate
Unit Painting
Subject Painting
Period Fall 2024
Credits 9
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
Start and End 2024-09-04 to 2024-12-11
Times: T | 1:10 PM - 6:10 PM Instructor(s): Jackie Gendel, Kevin Zucker Location(s): Fletcher Building, Room 203 Enrolled / Capacity: 10 Status: Closed

SECTION DESCRIPTION

This period is designed as an advanced critique course which involves visits by resident faculty, visiting artists and critics, with special reference to current issues and concerns in contemporary art.

Open to Graduate Painting Students.

Major Requirement | MFA Painting

PAINT 465G-01 - THREE CRITICS
Level Graduate
Unit Painting
Subject Painting
Period Fall 2024
Credits 3
Format Seminar
Mode In-Person
Start date
End date

PAINT 465G-01

THREE CRITICS

Level Graduate
Unit Painting
Subject Painting
Period Fall 2024
Credits 3
Format Seminar
Mode In-Person
Start and End 2024-09-04 to 2024-12-11
Times: TH | 1:10 PM - 6:10 PM Instructor(s): Jackie Gendel Location(s): 15 West, Roger Mandle Building, Room 101 Enrolled / Capacity: 15 Status: Open

SECTION DESCRIPTION

Three Critics will offer graduate students the opportunity to get inside the art critic's head and learn how writers think about the visual. Students will be exposed to a wide range of viewpoints and discourse on contemporary art issues as defined by the interests of three different, practicing critics. Each critic will become part of the RISD community for approximately one month, conducting 3 sessions on campus and one in New York or Boston. On-campus meetings will consist of lectures, reading and writing assignments, group critiques and one-on-one studio visits. Off-campus trips will include visits to museums, galleries and artist studios. Small groups of students will be expected to lead several classes. Outside coursework and full participation in class discussion required for successful completion.

Open to Graduate Painting Students.

Major Requirement | MFA Painting

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RISD faculty member Jackie Gendel
BFA, Washington University
MFA, Yale University