Jeanine Oleson

Jeanine Oleson is a visual artist with a growing interest in performance and opera. She attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Rutgers University. Oleson has exhibited and performed at venues including: New Museum, NY; Exit Art, NY; Beta Local, San Juan, Puerto Rico; X-Initiative, NY; Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO; Commonwealth & Council, CA; Socrates Sculpture Park, NY; Diverseworks, Houston, TX; L.A.C.E., Los Angeles; Monya Rowe Gallery, NY; Samson Projects, Boston, MA; MoMA/P.S.1, NY; Pumphouse Gallery, London; White Columns, NY; and Art in General, NY. Oleson received a Franklin Furnace Fellowship and a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant (2009), a Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Regrant (2008 and 2009), and a Professional Development Fellowship through College Art Association (1999–2000). She was in residence at the New Museum, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and Smack Mellon Studio Program. She also published two books about performance projects in 2012 — “What?” and “The Greater New York Smudge Cleanse.” Oleson is an Assistant Professor at Parsons the New School for Design. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, and was a member of the Civilians' 2013-2014 R&D group.

Jeanine Oleson's articles

Sometimes Objects Are Made to Be Used: Jeanine Oleson on Opera, Rocky Horror, and Audience Alienation

Actor Tony Torn talks to artist Jeanine Oleson about her experiments moving opera off the proscenium stage and into the interactive space of the New Museum.