Jeanine Malec has worked in, on and around the Minneapolis/St.Paul Arts scene for over fifteen years. Educated at the recently shuttered College of Visual Arts, and with an MFA in Ecological Architecture through Vesper College, she has served on boards for Powderhorn Empty Bowls, Vesper Aitilier and currently with Art Shape Mammoth. Jeanine currently works at Gallery 360 and creates sculptural art jewelry and stenciled ceramics under the moniker Nest and Tessellate. She is interested in helping to develop artistic dialogue between states and nations on what’s happening here, there, and in the present. How can we help each other describe and define what’s real now?