I make maps, schematic compositions, and other invented navigational guides based in formal models of natural phenomena. I am interested in examining conventions of landscape, exploration and discovery by pointing at features found in the built landscape. I then reposition these existing sites as theoretical or fictitious places through my own versions of explanatory displays, photographs, maps, postcards and other tourist ephemera. Rather than a dichotomy between built and un-built environments, I am interested in using the structure of one to examine the other--not unlike the Situationist tactic of using a map of one place to move through another. My projects respond to urban space and propose ways of interacting with it outside of ordinary pedestrian experiences.
Katarina Jerinic participated in the Bronx Museum’s AIM program and has completed residencies at MacDowell Colony and the Experimental Television Center. She is currently an artist-in-residence at the Center for Book Arts, New York. She has an MFA from School of Visual Arts. Her work has been recently included in exhibitions at NurtureArt, Rotunda Gallery, the Brooklyn Arts Council Gallery, DUMBO Art Under the Bridge Festival, all in Brooklyn, NY; the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY; Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY; the Fox Art Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ; the Center for Book Arts, New York, NY; and Mills Gallery at Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA. Her collaborative project with Naomi Miller, The Work Office (TWO), has been awarded grants from the Black Rock Arts Foundation, the Brooklyn Arts Council, chashama, and LMCC Swing Space.