Jenna Spevack is an artist and designer focusing on issues of ecology, technology, and society.
She is the recipient several grants and fellowships, including a recent Brooklyn Arts Council Grant for her public audio project Birds of Brooklyn. In addition, she has been awarded residencies to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MacDowell Colony, Fundacion Valparaiso, Blue Mountain Center, and I-Park, among others.
Jenna's work has been shown in numerous one-person and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, such as her recent solo exhibition, 8 Extraordinary Greens, at Mixed Greens, NYC, and others including Hendershot Gallery, NYC, Sanlun Yishu, Beijing, Mucius Galeria, Budapest, White Columns, NYC, Art in General, NYC, and Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn. These and other exhibitions have been recognized in media, including reviews in the The New York Times, New York Arts, GOOD, Art21, Fast Company, and WABC News.
As an Associate Professor in the Advertising Design and Graphic Arts Department at the NYC College of Technology, C.U.N.Y, Jenna teaches courses in creative media foundations, digital arts, and interactive media. She is also the Co-Director of City Tech's new OpenLab.
She recently developed a Certificate in Interactive Media Technologies, a new Bachelors Degree Program in Emerging Media Technologies, and wrote the College's first course in Ecological Design. Her current pedagogical focus is the integration of ecological design principles and practices with the study of creative media design.
Jenna earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from SUNY at Buffalo. In an earlier life, she was an animator and illustrator at Children's Television Workshop / Sesame Street.