Education

MFA | 2012 | Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge Louisiana

BFA | 2007 | State University of New York at Purchase New York

Selected Exhibitions

Solo/ Two- Person

2018    These Americans, Cary Arts Center Gallery, Cary, NC

2017    Dean Allison & Mercedes Jelinek, Hinson Art Museum, Wingate, NC

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

 

Group

2018    Colorless, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO

2018    United/Divided 2 Exhibit, Glen Echo Photo Works, Glen Echo Park, MD

2018    The Eyes of a Stranger: Street Portraits, MPLS Photo Center Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2018    Focus: Shadow and Light, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR

2018    Black and White, Art Room Gallery, Online: April 2018

2018    Mono-kromatic, Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2017    View Find 6: Photography, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA.

2017    Exquisite Corpse, Cassilhaus Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC

2016    Conversion - Satellite Art Show during Art Basal Miami, Berlin Collective #27, Miami, FL

2016    2 Squared, Caldwell Arts Council Gallery, Lenoir, NC.

2016    Assemble Special Exhibition, Penland School of Crafts Gallery, Penland, NC.

2016    The Penland School Series, CPCC Gallery, Charlotte, NC.

2016    NEXT: A Gala, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC.

2016    This Is a Photograph, Penland Gallery, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC.

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)

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.

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: Penland and the Mitchell County, 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 Ed. Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Gala Awards Gallery, UK.

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.

 

Selected Bibliography

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, Artist Talks & Panels

2018    Visiting Artist - The New School –Parsons, New York, NY

2018    Juror - I AM WOMAN exhibition, Southern Arts Society, Kings Mountain, NC

2018    Visiting Artist - Cary Arts Center Gallery, Cary, NC

2017    Visiting Artist - Hinson Art Museum, Wingate, NC

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.

Teaching Experience

Instructor | ECU, Certaldo, Italy | Sept – Dec 2018

Lecturer | ASU, Boone | Jan – May 2018

Assistant/Co-Instructor | Penland School of Crafts, Summer 2018

Instructor | Penland School of Crafts, NC | Fall 2017

Assistant/Co-Instructor | Baer Art Center, Iceland Summer 2017

Instructor | Asheville Art Museum, NC| Summer 2017

Instructor | Penland School of Crafts, NC| Summer 2016

Co-Instructor | Hearts of Los Angeles, CA| 2015

Instructor | SUNY Purchase, NY| Summer 2014

Faculty Instructor | PhotoManhattan, NY| 2012-2014

Graduate Instructor | LSU, LA| 2010-2012