MFA | 2012 | LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY IN BATON ROUGE LOUISIANA
· Major: Photography
BFA | 2007 | STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT PURCHASE NEW YORK
· Major: Photography
2016 Stare, Gaston County Museum, Dallas, NC.
2014 Lullwood Group Presents - Mercedes Jelinek, Lullwood Gallery, San Antonio, CA
2012 North to South, Glassel Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
2017 View Find 6: Photography, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA. Exhibited with Sally Mann, Amanda Means, William Wylie, Elijah Gowin, Gordon Stettinius and Hullihen Moore.
2017 Dean Allison & Mercedes Jelinek, Hinson Art Museum, Wingate, NC
2017 Exquisite Corpse, Cassilhaus Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
2016 Conversion - Satellite Art Show during Art Basal Miami, Berlin Collective Booth #27, Miami, FL
2016 2 Squared, Caldwell Arts Council Gallery, Lenoir, NC. Exhibited with Rob Amberg, Tamie Beldue and Jon Sours.
2016 Assemble Special Exhibition, Penland School of Crafts Gallery, Penland, NC. Collaborative work with Bryan Parnham.
2016 The Penland School Series, CPCC Gallery, Charlotte, NC. (Group Exhibition)
2016 NEXT: A Gala, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC. Featured Artist in Portfolio with Mike Belleme and George Etherage.
2016 This Is a Photograph, Penland Gallery, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC. Exhibited with Sally Mann, David Emitt Adams, Christina Z. Anderson, John Brill, Christopher Colville, Bridget Conn, Danielle Ezzo, Jesseca Ferguson, Alida Fish, Adam Fuss, Richard Learoyd, Vera Lutter, Chris McCaw, Sibylle Peretti, Andreas Rentsch, Holly Roberts, Mariah Robertson, Alison Rossiter, Brea Souders, Jerry Spagnoli, Bettina Speckner, and Brian Taylor. Curated by Dan Estabrook
2016 Maker Moxie, Peters Valley Gallery, Layton, NJ. (Juried Exhibition)
2016 Impact, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO. (Juried Exhibition)
2016 At Work: Penland School of Crafts, Leeds Gallery at Earlham College, Richmond, VA.
2016 INfresh stART event of the McCall Family Foundation, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
2016 The Penland School Series, Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery, CPCC, Matthews, NC.
2015 2015 Alternative Process Competition, SoHo Photo Gallery, New York, NY. (Juried Exhibition)
2015 Residency, VCU Arts at the FAB Gallery, Richmond, VA.
2015 The Barns 2015, Penland Gallery, Penland, NC.
2015 Gaston County Museum 2015 Juried Art Show, Dallas, NC. (Juried Exhibition)
2015 Still Life, MPLS Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN. (Juried Exhibition)
2015 Allegany National Photographic Competition and Exhibition, Cumberland, MD. (Juried Exhibition)
2015 30-Under-30, Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT. (Juried Exhibition)
2014 Penland School of Crafts Resident Artists, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery at UNC, Asheville, NC.
2013 Connected, Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space, New York, NY.
2013 A Spirited Artist Show, Gallery 331 Main, Beacon, NY.
2013 Benefit for The Rockaway Shore Soup Project, The Bowery Hotel, New York, NY.
2012 10x10x10xTieton, Mighty Tieton Gallery, Tieton, WA. (Juried Exhibition)
2012 Louisiana Contemporary, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA. (Juried Exhibition)
2012 Art Melt, Shaw Center for Performing Arts Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA. (Juried Exhibition)
2012 Faculty Invitational Exhibition, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA.
2011 The Art of Photography Show, Lyceum Theatre Gallery, San Diego, CA. (Juried Exhibition)
2011 LSU Graduate Show, Louisiana State University Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA.
2011 Midwest Center for Photography Exhibition, Center Gallery, Wichita, KA. (Juried Exhibition)
2010 Perception of Character, Littlefield Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2008 Ipso Facto, Gallery MC, New York, NY. Exhibited with Peter Butler, Matthew Calabrese, Laura Cali, Luke Chase, Joe Howansky, Matt Licari, Chrissy Lush, Daniel Salemi, Marshall Scheuttle, Tanis Winslow and Maggie Salesman.
2006 Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao Gallery, Pingyao, China.
AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
2017 Resident Artist, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC (2014-2017).
2016 Residency, Collaboration between Penland and the Mitchell County Community, Mitchell County
High School, NC.
2016 Invited Artist, Berlin Collective, Germany and NYC.
2016 Featured Artist, NEXT: A Gala, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC.
2015 Winter Residency, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC.
2015 Resident, Alternative Process Symposium, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC.
2015 Awarded Best in Show, Gaston County Museum 2015 Juried Art Show, Dallas, NC.
2015 Awarded Third Place, Gaston County Museum 2015 Juried Art Show, Dallas, NC.
2015 Selected as a 30-Under-30, Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT.
2015 Finalist, 2015 Alternative Process Competition, SoHo Photo Gallery, New York, NY.
2015 Finalist, 7th Edition Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Woman Photographers, Gala Awards
2015 Residency, Pentaculum, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN.
2014 Resident, Alternative Process Symposium, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC.
2012 Honorable Mention, Art Melt, Shaw Center for Performing Arts Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA.
2017 Jelinek, Mercedes. These Americans, Queens: Kris Graves Projects, 2017. Print.
2016 Estabrook, Dan. Better Living Though Chemistry: On the Future of the Photograph. New York:
Dan Estabrook, 2016. Print
2016 Latimer, Bronwyn. "Artistry and chemistry: A new way to look at the old practices of
photography". Washington Post. 3/12/16. Web.
2013 Smithson, Aline. "Neal Rantoul shares the work of Mercedes
Jelinek". LENSCRATCH,1/26/2013. Web.
2013 Belle Literary Journal. Volume 1. Winter 2013. Print
2012 SEE ME Group. One Life: Stories Told Through Photography. Pg. 20, See Me Group INC. Print.
2012 Roedel, Jeff. The Eyes Have It. 225 Magazine, Nov. 30, 2012.
2012 Roedel, Jeff. There goes the neighborhood: Mercedes Jelinek builds community
one photo at a time. 225 Magazine, Aug. 31, 2012.
LECTURES & PANELS
2016 Juror, Artisphere, Greenville, SC.
2014 Visiting Lecturer, Artistpreneur Panel, SUNY Purchase, NY.
2014 Visiting Artist Lecturer, Jubilee Arts Festival, Nicholls State University, LA.
2014 Visiting Artist Lecturer, SNAP Organization, LA.
2011 Visiting Artist, LSU and LDOA Artist Communication Workshop, LA.