Jennifer Ustick

Jennifer E Ustick

Assistant Professor - Practice

Aronoff Center


DAAP School of Art - 0016

Professional Summary

Jenny Roesel Ustick - Assistant Professor of Practice, Foundations Coordinator, and Sophomore Review Coordinator in the School of Art, College of DAAP, University of Cincinnati. Twelve years of teaching at the university level, specializing in Drawing, Life Drawing, and Foundations (2D, 3D, and 4D). Progressive leadership in Foundations beginning with an appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of Foundations in 2008 at Grand Valley State University. Progressive leadership of public art projects in Cincinnati, Ohio partnered with ArtWorks Cincinnati, resulting in 8 large-scale murals completed with the assistance of local artists and apprentices. Member of two collaborative artist groups making multi-media installations about nature, myth, and utopia, resulting in international film screenings and gallery exhibitions, museum exhibitions, and scholarly lectures. Solo studio research includes paintings, mixed media, sculpture, and installation, with a focus on drawing. Subject matter includes the figure in its presence and absence, clothing and fashion, and personal vs. public image and identity.  Recent charcoal works on paper were shown in New York at the 2015 Governors Island Art Fair, and at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 



Master of Fine Arts, University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2005

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art Academy of Cincinnati Cincinnati,OH, 2000


Other Publications

Jennifer Ustick (2014. )“Neither Created Nor Destroyed.” .The Cincinnati Anthology, pp. 213-228 Belt Magazine & Rust Belt Chic Press

(2015. )Governors Island Art Fair Catalogue, New York, NY

(2014. )Book of Poems and Drawings for Peace and Justice, Cincinnati, OH

(2011. )International Drawing Annual 6, juried catalogue, Cincinnati, OH

(02-2011. )The U-Turn Folios, (includes a photograph by Denise Burge and Jenny Ustick of Maidens of the Cosmic Body Running),

(2008. )S.O.S. Art 2007 Exhibition Catalogue, Cincinnati, OH

(2007. )Secret Artworks EXPOSED, exhibition catalogue of The Best of Secrets 2006, Cincinnati, OH

(2007. )S.O.S. Art 2006 Exhibition Catalogue, Cincinnati, OH

(2006. )S.O.S. Art 2005 Exhibition Catalogue, Cincinnati, OH

(2005. )2005 Book of Poems and Drawings for Peace and Justice, Cincinnati, OH

Additional Publications



(10-2014. )“The Gazr in U: Casting Romantic Transmissions” .Montreal, Canada.

With Maidens of the Cosmic Body Running (03-2014. )“Shavasana Project for a Harmonist Farm...” .Evansville, IN.

(11-2013. )“Harmony in the New World” .Charleston, SC.

(06-2013. )“Bodies Shaping the Land, Land Shaping Bodies” .Newark, DE.

Keynote Speaker (with Bombshells of Cincinnati) (11-2012. )“Bombshells of Cincinnati” .Covington, KY,.

(05-2012. )Visiting Artist Lecturer, .Cincinnati, OH.

Guest Artist (with Bombshells of Cincinnati) (08-2011. )“Bombshells of Cincinnati” .Contemporary Arts Center; Cincinnati, OH.

(12-2011. )Visiting Artist Lecturer .Oxford, OH.


(12-2015. )Between the Discursive and the Immersive: A Symposium on Research in 21st Century Art Museums .Copenhagen, Denmark.

(2015. )SculptureX Symposium 2015 .Detroit, MI.

Honors and Awards

-2014 President’s Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member Award, University of Cincinnati

2013 -2015 UC Forward Fellowship To develop and teach Using Expressive Arts with Young Adult Cancer Patients and Survivors in January 2014, University of Cincinnati

-2008 Most Wanted Faculty Award Student Support Services Annual Achievement Ceremony, Northern Kentucky University

-2007 Best In Show Award The Dozens: Multiply, Juried Exhibition, Rawls Museum Arts, Courtland, VA (film, The Dozens collaborative)

-2007 Juror’s Award The Dozens: Multiply, Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE (film, The Dozens collaborative)

-2004 Isabel Meta Wolfstein Traveling Fellowship Independent research and travel in Austria, The Czech Republic, Germany, and Poland

-2004 Presenter to the Ohio Board of Regents Represented the School of Art, DAAP, University of Cincinnati


2015 -2016

2014 -2015


2014 -2015



2013 -2014

2013 -2014

2013 -2015

2013 -2015



2012 -2014







2008 -2010

Positions and Work Experience

2012 -To Present Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati,OH

2011 -2012 Annualized Adjunct Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati,OH

2014 -To Present Adjunct Professor, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati,OH

2013 -To Present Adjunct Professor, University of Cincinnati Clermont College, Batavia, OH

2008 -2011 Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

2006 -2008 Adjunct Instructor, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Ky

2005 -2007 Adjunct Instructor, Miami University Hamilton, Hamilton, OH

2003 -2005 Graduate Assistant, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati,OH

Research and Practice Interests

2D, 3D, 4D, Foundations, Public Art, Installation, Fibers, Figure 

Professional Affiliation

2013 -To Present: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Cancer & Blood Diseases Institute, Member Adolescent & Young Adult Advisory Committee

2013 -To Present: Foundations in Art: Theory and Practice (FATE), Member

2013 -To Present: Society for Utopian Studies (SUS), Member,

2013 -To Present: Spring In Our Steps, Board of Directors

2004 -To Present: College Art Association (CAA), Member

Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Member

2004 -To Present: College Art Association, Member

Courses Taught

Other Information,

Papers, Presentations, and Lectures

  • “Shavasana Project for a Harmonist Farm…,” lecture (with Maidens of the Cosmic Body Running), University of Southern Indiana, Center for Communal Studies, Evansville, IN, March 2014
  • “Harmony in the New World,” presenter, Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, November 2013
  • “Bodies Shaping the Land, Land Shaping Bodies,” presenter, Earth Perfect? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden Symposium & Exhibitions, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, June 2013
  • “Bombshells of Cincinnati,” Ohio Art Educators Association Conference, Keynote Speaker (with Bombshells of Cincinnati), Covington, KY, November 2012
  • Visiting Artist Lecturer, Fibers Special Studio, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, May 2012
  • “Bombshells of Cincinnati,” One Night/One Craft, Guest Artist (with Bombshells of Cincinnati) Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH, August 2011
  • Visiting Artist Lecturer, Current Arts Forum, Miami University at Oxford, OH, December 2011

Public Collections

  • University of Cincinnati, College of Allied Health Sciences, Cincinnati, OH