Marie Bannerot McInerney
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The world we are a part of is constantly in flux, but it is difficult to perceive, understand, and acknowledge change when one is embedded within it. I am interested in relationships between our bodies and land, between the present and deep time, and between the earth’s revolution around the sun and our own movement within that system. Atmospheric variables like rain and wind are reminders that transformation is ever-present and that we are participants in a slow, incremental evolution. But in the anthropocene, once predictable weather patterns have become increasingly erratic, producing storms and fires and floods that push the limits of our ability to respond. My work is motivated by the question of placing oneself in an ever-evolving world, one that presents new ontological circumstances that are difficult to comprehend on a human scale. I create site-responsive works that reframe ecological phenomena in order to invite moments of wonder and reflection.

My most recent work distills moving sunlight into discrete moments captured through installation and mark-making. I track time by tracing light, keeping a tangible record of time’s movement that provides a new perspective. This new perspective positions the viewer on an edge of sorts—outside the given associations of a system and looking in. Unlike boundaries or borders, which are meant to divide and separate, edges are places where two surfaces or forces meet. Edges are precarious places, defined by a material reality. They exist at earth’s crust, on the surface of our skin, at the throat of a volcano, or at an ecotone where habitats meet, and they provide a vantage point to look at both what is above and below, what is behind and possibly ahead. I intend to challenge traditional methods of viewership by collaborating with the sun or clouds and engaging edges and apertures as a means to distill universal, timeless systems into tangible, present experiences. These experiences are meant to recognize the tension between our own physical insignificance and the absolute necessity of human agency, understanding, and empathy.

 

Marie Bannerot McInerney is an interdisciplinary studio artist, curator, and educator. Her site-responsive installations invite moments of reflection in order to consider human agency within the framework of ecological systems and natural phenomena. She has exhibited across the United States and abroad including shows at the Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, WA, Mildred Lane Kemper Museum in Saint Louis, MO, Corcoran College in Washington, DC, Coop Gallery, in Nashville, TN, Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany, and the Han Tianheng Art Museum Shanghai in Shanghai City, China. McInerney co-authored an essay in the book, Probing the Skin: Cultural Representations of our Contact Zone and was awarded a Cultural Exchange Grant from the U.S. Embassy in Berlin to travel and present work. Her formative years were spent in Houston, TX before she earned her BFA at the Kansas City Art Institute and her MFA at Washington University in Saint Louis. She was one of five artists that make up the curatorial collaborative Plug Projects which organizes exhibitions and programming of nationally and internationally recognized artists. She currently serves on the advisory board for the Friends of Dard Hunter and is an Assistant Professor in the Fiber Department at the Kansas City Art Institute.

 

PLUG Projects is a curatorial collaboration by five Kansas City artists who share the mission of bringing fresh perspectives and conversation to the local art community. Our goal is to energize artists and the public at large by exhibiting challenging new work, initiating critical dialogue, and expanding connections of artists in Kansas City as part of a wider, national network of artists.

marie@mbmcinerney.com


CV

 

EDUCATION

2012        MFA | Washington University in St. Louis, Visual Art 

2002        BFA | Kansas City Art Institute, Fiiber 

 

SELECT SOLO | TWO | THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2018

Charlotte Street Award Fellows Exhibition, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO (upcoming)

2017

You Can't Make Love to Concrete, Coop, Nashville, TN, curated by JE Baker

Play As It Lays, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX, curated by Jose Garza

Cubiculum Nocturnum: blue shift, The Corner Gallery, Visual Arts Center in the Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, SD (solo)

2016

X, Insurance, Granite City, IL, curated by JE Baker (three person)

Epithelia, a collaboration with JE Baker, Plaque, Ganite City, IL

Play As It Lays, Gallery of Contemporary Art St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, Saint Louis, MO, curated by Jose Garza

2015

...or the stories we tell ourselves, Plug Projects, Kansas City, MO (solo)

2014

Enigmatic Materiality, Mad Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO, curated by Carrie Becker

2013

Layers, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Forest Park Community College, Saint Louis, MO, two person show curated by Matthew Isaacson

Ventriculus, Collaborative Project with JE Baker, Schiller Haus, Weimar, DE

 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

Feast On Paper, Luoyang Museum, Luoyang,China

2018

Bad Editions (Second Edition), NEIU Fine Arts Center Gallery, Chicago, IL

2017

Feast On Paper, Fengxian Library, Shanghai, China

Casting Shadows: 2017 KCAI Biennial,  H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

Substitution of Paper, Han Tianheng Art Museum Shanghai, Shanghai City, China, curated by Chang Feng

2016

Material Connection, Kent State University Downtown Gallery, Kent, OH

Paper Love, John Gaw Meem Room, New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe, NM 

In, On, of Paper: Cycle 2, Paper Circle, Nelsonville, OH

A Feast on Paper Art, D-Lan Art Center, Guangzhou, China 

VisionMakers 2016, 108 Contemporary, Tulsa, OK, curated by Namita Gupta Wiggers

Bad Editions, Ralph Arnold Gallery, Chicago, IL, curated by Rafael Vera 

2016 Kansas City Flatfile / Digitalfile, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

2015

Wanderlust, Willock and Sax Gallery, Banff, AB, Canada

2014      

 {This is Ourselves} Under Pressure, Bryant St. Studios, San Francisco, CA, curated by Anne Beck 

2014 Kansas City Flatfile, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO, curated by Erin Dziedzic, Kemper Museum Curator

The Stench of Rotting Flowers, la Esquina, Kansas City, MO, curated by Danny Orendorff

2013      

 Latitude/Longitude, Joan Hall Studios, St. Louis, MO

Anything but Trivial, Steinberg Gallery, Washington University, St. Louis,  MO

Paper Trails, The Meeting Place Gallery at Lambert International Airport,  Saint Louis, MO

18th Annual Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award Exhibition, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA

Dressed, Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis, MO Invitational, curated by Michael Drummond

2012      

18th Annual Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award Exhibition, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ

 FORM Contemporary Design Show, The Luminary Center for the Arts, Pop up alternative space, St. Louis, MO 

 Sound of IT 3: In the Spirit of John Cage, Garage 4141, San Diego, CA, Juried by Larry Caveney

VIP MFA, Online Art Fair, invitational

The No List, MFA Thesis Satellite Exhibition, Pop up alternative space, St. Louis, MO (catalogue) 

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Mildred Lane Kemper Museum of Art, St. Louis, MO (catalogue) 

 In the Heart of the Heart of the Country, 3rd Annual Inland Symposium: CST, St. Louis, MO, Curated by Lauren Adams, Richard Krueger and Monika Weiss

Honors Awards 2012 Exhibition, Art Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO, Juried, Dan Addington. Dan Addington Gallery, Chicago

Catharsis, Lewis Center, Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, Curated by Carrie Debacker

Transitional: Sculptures and Installations in an Inbetween Space, Pop up alternative space, St. Louis, MO, Invitational, Curated by Elissa Yukiko Weichbrodt

The 5th National Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Triennial, Corcoran College, Washington D.C. Juried by Jane Milosch, Smithsonian Institution

2011     

The 5th National Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Triennial, Rutgers College, NJ, Juried by Jane Milosch, Smithsonian Institution

CBAA BiblioTech Exhibit 2012, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA, 

Parabola: The Work, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis MO, Curated by Robert Long and Emily Squires

Art Saint Louis XXVII, The Exhibition, St. Louis MO, Juried by Andrew Stein Raftery, Professor, Printmaking, RISD 

From the Middle, Open House Galleries, St. Louis, MO, Invitational, Curated by Kathleen Perniciaro

One Day Pop-Up Exhibition, CEL with Better Blocks Project, Ferguson, MO

MFA Invitational, Saint Charles Community College, St. Charles, MO, Invitational

Dream Sequences, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Saint Louis MO, Juried

Ma tu mi ami, Open House Galleries, St. Louis, MO, (invitational) Curated by Kathleen Perniciaro

First Year MFA Show, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis MO

Flow, collaborative project, Granite City Public Art Project, Granite City, Il 

2010    

Envelop, Lewis Center Installation Space, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO (solo)

 

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY | PUBLICATIONS

2017

Jobe, Brian, "Burnaway's Best of 2017: Favorite Exhibitions in the South and Beyond," Burnaway, December 20, 2017 https://burnaway.org/feature/burnaways-best-2017-favorite-exhibitions-south-beyond/

Jana Harper, "Connector Interview: Jennifer Baker + Marie Bannerot McInerney," Locate Arts, August 25th, 2017 https://locatearts.org/the-focus/2017/connector-interview-jennifer-baker-marie-bannerot-mcinerney

Nolan, Joe," Crawl Space: Smart Shows Mark August's First Saturday Events," Nashville Scene, August 3, 2017 https://www.nashvillescene.com/arts-culture/features/article/20971050/crawl-space-smart-shows-mark-augusts-first-saturday-events

2016

Stefene Russell, “X Marks the Spot: New Exhibits—and a New Space—at Granite City Art and Design District,” Saint Louis Magazine, Februrary 5, 2015 http://www.stlmag.com/arts/visual-arts/x-marks-the-spot-granite-city-art-and-design-district/

2015

Blair Schulman, “Marie Bannerot McInerney at PLUG Projects, Temporary Art Review, Ocotber 28, 2015 http://temporaryartreview.com/marie-bannerot-mcinerny-at-plug-projects/

"Ventriculus: Residue of Subjectivity," Probing the Skin: Cultural Representations of Our Contact Zone, co- authored with JE Baker, Caroline Rosenthal and Dirk Vanderbeke, eds.(Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015): 160 - 175 (link)

2014

Liz Cook, “Charlotte Street’s Stench of Rotting Flowers: brilliantly decadent decay,” The Pitch, April 22, 2014, 17 http://www.pitch.com/arts-entertainment/article/20565316/charlotte-streets-stench-of-rotting-flowers-brilliantly-decadent-decay

2012        

“The Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award,” Sculpture Magazine, October 2012. Vol. 31, No.8. 51

“The Seal Wife,” The No List, PIECRUST Magazine, 2012    

Jessica Baran, In the Galleries - 2012 MFA Thesis Exhibition at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, River Front Times, June 7, 2012    

Elissa Yukiko Weichbrodt, “On Marie Bannerot McInerney”,  MFA 2012, Washington University, 2012 (link)

“Landscape 6,” PIECRUST Magazine Vol 1, issue 2 (2012) 

2011        

HEC TV, State of the Arts, December, 2011, www.hectv.org/programs/series/state-of-the-arts/1385/december-2011/

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013 - Present  

Assistant Professor, Fiber, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2013        

Lecturer, Fiber, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2004 - 2013  

Designer and Manufacturer, SKIF International, St. Louis, MO

2012        

Adjunct Professor, Maryville University, St. Louis, MO | Fiber

Adjunct Professor, St. Charles Community College, Cottleville, MO | 2-D Design

2012        

Teaching Assistant, Washington University in St. Louis | 3-D Design and Foundry, Spring 2012

2010 - 2012    

Supervisor, Dye/Paint Shop, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO

2011        

Teaching Assistant, Washington University in St. Louis | Kinetic Image: Video and Sound, Fall 2011

Teaching Assistant, Washington University in St. Louis |  Fashion, Spring 2011

2010        

Teaching Assistant, Washington University in St. Louis | Textiles, Fall 2010 

2003 - 10    

Head Dyer/Painter, Costume Shop, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO

 

GRANTS | AWARDS | HONORS

2018

Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Award,  granted by Joey Orr (Spencer Museum), Larry Ossei-Mensah (Independent Curator, NY), José Esparza Chong Cuy (Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago), and Jennifer Baker (H&R Block Artspace)

2017

Faculty Development Grant, Kansas City Art Institute

2015

Faculty Development Grant, Kansas City Art Institute

2013        

Cultural Exchange Travel Grant, U.S. Embassy in Berlin

2012        

Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, International Sculpture Center 

Residency, Luminary Center for the Arts, St. Louis, MO

Collaborative Technology Center and Creative Research Institute Grant, Washington University in St. Louis

 American Museum of Papermaking Membership Award, 5th National Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Triennial

2011        

Award of Excellence, Art Saint Louis XXVVII, The Exhibition 

Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship Nominee

 

PRESENTATIONS | LECTURES | WORKSHOPS

2017

Cubiculum Nocturnum: blue shift, The Corner Gallery, Visual Arts Center in the Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, SD, February 4, 2017

2015        

...or the stories we tell ourselves, Fiber Department at KCAI, PLUG Projects, Kansas City, MO, September 23,  2015

...or the stories we tell ourselves, UMKC class, PLUG Projects, Kansas City, MO, October 15, 2015

2013        

Stench of Rotting Flowers Gallery Talk, la Esquina, Saint Louis, MO, May 17 2014

 “The Noon Thing Gallery Talks: Method”, H&R Block Art Space,  Kansas City, MO, November 6, 2013

“Ventriculus: Reside of Subjectivity,” Probing the Skin: Cultural Representations of Our Contact Zone, Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena, Germany, April 24, 2013.

2012        

Visiting Artist Critiques, Access Alumni, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Visiting Artist Presentation and Critiques, Fiber Department, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2015

Co-Director, Plug Projects, A curatorial artist collaborative, Kansas CIty, MO (2015 - present)

Co-Chair of the Education Outreach and Exhibition Committee, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Visiting Artist Working Group, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Advisory Board, Metropolitan Community College Fab Lab, Kansas CIty, MO

Art of the Car Concours Faculty Representative, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Ceramics Search Committee, Kansas CIty Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2014        

Vice President of Annual Meetings, Friends of Dard Hunter, American Contemporary Handpapermakers Organization  (2014 - 2016)

Panel Moderator, Friends of Dard Hunter Conference, Papers on the Press

Guest Critic, Critique Night, Plug Projects, Kansas City, MO

Guest Juror, Urban Culture Project, Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City, MO

Education Outreach and Exhibition Committee, Kansas City Art Instititute

Portfolio Day at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Reviewed portfolios of incoming freshmen, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2013        

Panel Moderator, Steering Committee, and Volunteer Coordinator, Friends of Dard Hunter Conference, Papers! Please! 

2012        

Co-Chair, Satellite Committee, The No List, Satellite MFA exhibition, co-organizer, venue liaison, committee member

2011 - 12    

Professional Vice President, Graduate Art Organization, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Art, Washington University, Saint Louis, MO

2004-07    

Co-creator and co-organizer, Independent Art Market, St. Louis, MO

 

EXHIBITIONS CURATED | JURIED

2015 - 2017

Co-Director, Plug Projects, A curatorial artist collaborative, Kansas CIty, MO

2014                    

Silence and Noise, Art Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO, (co-juror with Gary Passanise)

2012                      

Austerity Measures, Cara and Cabezas Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (juror)

2004-2007        

Co-curator, Independent Art Market, Saint Louis, MO