Jim Jenkins – Fermilab Artist-in-Residence 2017


My intent as the 2017 Fermilab Artist-in-Residence is to be open to the rich and mind expanding possibilities of examining the history of the lab, it’s unique setting, personalities past and present and experimental future. My hope is that unexpected cerebral, visual and auditory inputs will result in experimental explorations into intersecting nodal ambiguities. Perhaps demonstronable consiliences will result. It may also be a way for me to keep my mind and hands busy while passing the time dreaming about the dream I may be dreaming.


I’ve been engaged in the practice of making art for as long as I can remember. I attended The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA and was awarded a BFA in sculpture. I have worked in a number of industries and continued to make art until I was able to pursue it in a full time capacity approximately 20 years ago. My most recent public art commission is “Deus Ex Machina/Ego Eigenstate” for the Richard and Gina Santori Public Library of Aurora, IL.

James G. Jenkins


On display in the Fermilab Art Gallery

“A Perplexity of Conundrums”

January 8, 2018 through March 2, 2018

Artist Reception Friday January 12, 2018 from 5-7pm

“Dark Matters” Gallery Chamber Series, January 21, 2018 at 2:30pm

Installation by Jim Jenkins, Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time

To purchase tickets for Dark Matters

February 26, 2018 noon Gallery Talk