MFA, Graphic Design, University of Illinois Chicago
BA, Advertising and Communication Studies, Northern Michigan University
Artist and designer Jennifer Wandro’s work interweaves studio arts, design and the natural sciences. Inspired by film, organicism, horticulture, movement, explorations of isolation and cultural immersion, she invites viewer participation, asking audiences to draw on both personal experiences and collective perceptions of social environments.
Wandro’s process is often rigorous and experimental, edging the line between design and studio art practices. Driven by the polarities between natural and technical creative processes, her interdisciplinary research is a creative collision, where handcrafted and low-tech meet heavily processed, digital mediums to evoke new narratives, playful experiences and multi-level interpretations.
Wandro’s professional work has been recognized and exhibited by The Chicago Design Museum, Activate Chicago, 50K, Gallery 400, The Graham Foundation, The Fulton Street Collective, The College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts at UIC, The Illinois State Board of Education and The Old Town Merchants & Residents Association.
In addition to her teaching and design work, she frequently hosts seminars and workshops exploring color and context at the Chicago Design Museum.