Jeanne Jo: What Am I Doing Here?

June 4 - September 24, 2022

Austin & Magda Jones Gallery

Jeanne Jo Behind the Scenes

Jeanne Jo (JEE-nee JOH) is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker and visual artist whose award-winning films and artworks have been shown in festivals and galleries around the world. She has an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a PhD from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. She currently has a half-hour comedy show in development with her collaborator Keenan Coogler, is producing a documentary on Redwood tree activists, and is attached to direct two feature films.

Using humor as a point of entry, Jeanne Jo’s visual art and narrative films highlight the artist’s ongoing investigations into gender, power, and physical and emotional vulnerability. In </ What Am I Doing Here? , she collaborates with film directors to create individual works centered on specific performative actions, blurring the boundaries between performance art and narrative fiction.

Collaborators for the project include: Alan Michnoff, Auden Bui, Camille Shooshani, Christine Serchia, Clementine Leger, Fangso Liu, Harris McCabe, Jamari Perry, Kate Stayman-London, Kim Ford and Jake Greene, Leandro Tadashi, Michael Kellman, Michael Schatz, and Oates Wu.