MA, University of Chicago
BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Santa Fe, New Mexico
2023 Concurrent Exhibitions: Abstraction/Our Ancestors/Altered Books and Painting
Laramie County Library and Clay Paper Scissors Gallery, Cheyenne, WY
2022 Holding the Edge, F O M A, Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
2022 In the Garden, In the Distance, Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO
2018 When The Image Comes Into Your Mind After What It Is, Clara Hatton Gallery, University of Colorado, Fort Collins, CO
2018 Same Mind, Esther & John Clay Fine Art Gallery, Laramie County Community College, WY.
2017 Jennie Kiessling: New Work, Artisan Framing Gallery, Fort Collins, CO.
2016 Meditations on the Inner Reaches of Outer Space w/Jennifer Davey, Artworks Loveland, CO.
2015 The View from There, The Hall Gallery, Artworks Loveland, Loveland CO.
2013 Know Place. Like Home, GVG Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM.
2012 Southwest Abstraction, GVG Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM.
2011 NeoWest: Two Voices, w/Cassidy Velazquez, Plaza Diane Center for the Arts, Powell, WY.
2011 Unspoken, w/Leah Harding, Western Wyoming College. Rock Springs, WY.
2011 Marrow, Naropa Unversity, Lincoln Gallery, Boulder, CO.
2009 Breath and Language, w/Camellia El Antably, Valhall Arts, Ft. Collins, CO.
2008 So it’s come to this…..CoCOA Gallery, Ft. Collins, CO.
1992 Gonzalez/Kiessling: Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago. IL.
1992 Perspectives, McClean County Art Center, McClean County, IL
1991 Power Prostitutes Purity, w/Mario Gonzalez, Around the Coyote, Chicago. IL.
1991 Borders: Imaginary/Real, w/Mario Gonzalez, The Guild Complex, Chicago. IL.
1991 Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago. IL.
1990 Public Poster Series II, various locations, Chicago. IL.
1989 American Bar Association Gallery, Chicago. IL.
1989 Public Posters Series I, various locations, Chicago. IL.
1988 The Limelight, Chicago. IL.
1987 Natalini Gallery, Chicago. IL.
2022 Artists Visage Artists, w/Jennifer Rife, Loveland Museum Gallery, Loveland CO.
2021 On Edge, Edge Contemporary Art Gallery, Denver, CO.
2018 Drawn Thought, Western Wyoming College, Rock Springs, WY.
2016 Surface as Cipher, Curator Andrew Roberts Gray, Patton Mallot Gallery, Anderson Ranch. Snowmass, CO.
2016 A Contemplative Act, Community Creative Center, Fort Collins, CO.
2016 Mark Making, Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, CO.
2015 Line, White Cube Gallery, Naropa University, Nalanda Campus, Boulder, CO.
2015 Annual Contemporary Art Survery, Juror, Dean Sobel, Lincoln Center Gallery, Fort Collins,CO
2015 In Conversation, Artworks Loveland, Loveland, CO.
2014 Vivid Conversations, curator, Lili Francuz, Community Creative Center, Fort Collins, CO.
2014 Invention Re-Invention, GVG Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM.
2011 Half the Sky, Tall Grass Arts Association, Park Forest, IL.
2010 Contemporary Women, Chico Art Center, Chico, CA.
2009 The End of the 80’s, Evram Eisen Gallery, Chicago. IL.
2009 Convergence, Front Range Community College, Fort Collins, CO.
2008 Rocky Mountain Biennial, FCMOA, Fort Collins, CO.
2007 Bucking Tradition & Culture, Center for the Arts, Jackson, WY.
2007 Desire, Dennis Small Cultural Center, CU, Boulder, CO.
2006 Image and Word, Windsor Library, Windsor, CO.
2003 Improv Gallery, Ft. Collins, CO.
2000 Hidden Treasures, The Humboldt Park Stables, Chicago. IL.
2000 What is Drawing Now? Weber State University, Ogden, UT.
2000 Midwest Winter, Center for Visual Arts, Wausau, WI.
1999 Winter International, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE.
1997 10th Annual Women’s Work, NAAC Gallery, Woodstock, IL.
1997 The Goddess on Division Street, The Guild Complex, Chicago.
1996 What U b About ? Malcolm X College, Chicago. IL.
1996 The Wild Women an Endangered Species, Pangea Gallery
1995 Ignite, Pangea Gallery, Chicago. IL.
1995 Corpus Mundi, Pangea Gallery, Chicago. IL.
1995 Acme Art Company, Columbus, OH.
1995 Mixed Blood, Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago. IL.
1990 Response to War, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago. IL.
1990 Perceptions of the Other, The Spertus Museum, Chicago.IL.
1989 Miami Expo’89, Miami, FL.
1989 Artists’ Against Homelessness, Guild Complex, Chicago. IL.
1988 Catart, Gallery 1370, Chicago. IL.
1988 Emerging Midwestern Artists, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago.IL.
1988 Chicago Artists’, Partners Gallery, Bethesda, MD.
1987 A Show for Young Collectors, Natalini Gallery, Chicago. IL.
1986 The House Show, Missouri Gallery, Chicago. IL.
1986 Artists’ Against Apartheid, Casa Aztlan, Chicago. IL.
2023, Wyoming Tribune Eagle, https://www.wyomingnews.com/features/noco-artist-explore-cultural-ancestry-in-new-abstract-exhibition/article_da56e8ee-887a-11ed-9e55-0fbfd930c2c7.html
2022, DARIA Art Magazine, https://www.dariamag.com/home/in-the-garden-in-the-distance
2021, Shoutout Colorado, https://shoutoutcolorado.com/meet-jennie-kiessling-painter/
2020, Voyage Denver, http://voyagedenver.com/interview/meet-jennie-kiessling/
2019, Studio Visit, Volume 34, pg .95, The Open Studio Press,
2018, Dikeou Collection ART-CO http://dikeoucollection.org/artco/jennie-kiessling/
2018, Art strata: deposition and erosion as process and message http://www.wyofile.com/blog/art-strata-deposition-erosion-process-message/
2018, Drawn Thought http://www.rocketminer.com/news/drawn-thought/article_07bae000-3994-5cee-a1e3-c8cd16bb1165.html
2017, Jennie Kiessling, Drawn and Erased https://vimeo.com/171357487
2015, Kiessling takes Minimalist Approach http://www.reporterherald.com/loveland-art/ci_28960056/teacher-jennie-kiessling-takes-minimalist-approach-her-own
2011, Unspoken, http://rocketminer.com/stories/Unspoken-art-who-on-display-at-WWCC,2458
1995, Phiadon Press, Graphic Agitation, Social and Political Graphics since the Sixties
2023 Nominee, Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship
2019 Ucross Foundation Residency
2012 NEH Landmarks in American History and Culture Grant
1998 NEA New Forms Regional Art Grant, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago
Work in private collections
Served on numerous grant panels and for juried exhibitions
2014 - 2020, Artworks Loveland Center for Contemporary Art: Studio artist
2012 - 2014, Represented by GVG Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM.