Chicago artist Jennifer Greenburg recently arrived in Syracuse ready to jump into her residency at Light Work. Her primary project will be editing and printing her series The Rockabillies, which examines a subculture of people who have adopted a lifestyle and values common to the middle class in the late 1940s and 1950s. Communities of Rockabillies exist in small pockets all over the country. During the past five years, Jennifer’s work has taken her from Chicago to Los Angeles, Nashville, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Miami, Austin, Carbondale, and Orange County, CA. While at Light Work, Jennifer also plans to photograph old entertainment parks, drive-in theatres, and other establishments of a modernist era long gone.
Jennifer lives in Chicago. She teaches at Columbia College Chicago and Harold Washington College. She received the Stuart and Iris Baum Completion Grant in May 2005. Recent exhibition venues include the IUN Gallery for Contemporary Art and the ARC Gallery. Work from The Rockabillies is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago as part of the Midwest Photographers Project.