Honors and Awards
2018 Grantee: Potawatomi Grant: The Memory Project, Wisconsin Art Education Association
2016 Grantee: Potawatomi Grant: Family Heritage Cookbook, Wisconsin Art Education Association
2014 Grantee: Hilgos Award: Creating Arts Programming with Older Adults with Memory Impairment, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Grantee: Graduate Travel Award, Graduate Dean's Office, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Nomination: Student Leadership Award, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2013 Invited Speaker: Closing Statements, George Roeder Master’s Symposium, Department of Art Education, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
2012 Dean Scholarship, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago.
Faculty Grant, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago.
2011 Recognition of Excellence: City of Austin, Austin Parks and Recreation Department: History, Arts, Nature Division.
2010 Best in Show: Door County Art School-Foundations Emerging Artist Juried Competition, Fish Creek WI.
Artist in Residence: Palmas De Mamre Finca, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
2009 Honors Degree: University Honors College: UW- Milwaukee Honors College.
Commencement Honors: Senior Honors Ceremony and High Honors Major: UW-Milwaukee.
2008 Winner: Cultures and Communities Program Scholarship award: UW-Milwaukee.
2007 Winner: George and Julie Mosher Honor’s College Scholarship Competition: UW-Milwaukee.
Winner: Student Cinema Action Network Annual Exhibition: UW-Milwaukee.
2006 Winner: First Annual Liberal Arts Essay Contest: WI State Dept. of Education.
Winner: George and Julie Mosher Honor’s College Scholarship Competition: UW-Milwaukee.
Winner: Polanki College Achievement Award, Harriet Gostomski Memorial Award: Polish Community Center of Milwaukee.
2005 Recipient: Peck School of the Arts Foundation Scholarship, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Urbanek, Jennifer (September 2017) School Arts: Advocacy/Action. Place-Based Story Quilts. Retrieved from: http://www.schoolartsdigital.com/i/853606-september-2017
Urbanek, Jennifer. (Feb/Mar 2017). Art Matters: Intergenerational Summer School. 59(1) NAEA News: Advancing Art Education. Retrieved from: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01606395.2017.1271667
Urbanek Jennifer. (November 2016). Cultivating Creative Confidence Through Conversation: Talking with Your Children about Their Artwork. Downtown Montessori Academy’s Monthly Parent Newsletter.
Urbanek, Jennifer. (December 2015). We Be Monsters: An Exploration of Intergenerational K-12 Art Programming in Milwaukee. 57(4) NAEA News: Advancing Art Education. Retrieved from:http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/01606395.2015.11666277?needAccess=true
Urbanek, Jennifer. (April 2015). Creating Caring Connections: Intergenerational Art Making on the North Side of Chicago. 57(2) NAEA News: Advancing Art Education. Retrieved from: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/01606395.2015.11518718?needAccess=true
Urbanek, Jennifer. (Fall 2006) The Liberal Arts; Preserving Humanity. 92( 4) Liberal Education, Fall 2006 Retrieved From: http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/22972335/liberal-arts-preserving-humanity
Healium Hot Yoga, Milwaukee, WI
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Masters of Arts Degree in Art Education
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, WI
Bachelor of Fine Arts; Photography
University of Wisconsin Honors College - Milwaukee, WI Honors Liberal Arts Degree May 2009
2019 Regus: Coloring Your Potential, Third Ward Gallery Night. Milwaukee, WI
2018 The Magnet Factory: Coloring Your Potential, Bay View Gallery Night. Milwaukee, WI
2014 International Surgical Science Museum: Fractures and Dislocations: Excavating Histories Collective, Chicago IL
2013 Supernova Blast: Within and Without, Chicago IL
Rumble Art Center, Faces, Flora and Fauna: Art with Insight: curated by Jenny Urbanek, Craig Harshaw; Chicago IL
2012 Austin City Hall, 8th Annual People’s Gallery Exhibition: Mayor Pro Tem Cole’s office, Austin, TX
Austin Museum of Art at the Jones Center Arthouse, 5x7 Splurge, Austin TX
UP Collective, Legacy II: Artists who give to the Community by Teaching, Austin TX
The Hideout Theatre, The Surrealist Influence on Contemporary Photography, Austin TX
2011 Cobra Studios: The Cobra Show, East Austin Studio Tours, Austin TX
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center: National Arts Program 9 th Annual Exhibit, Austin TX
2010 Door County Art School: Foundations, Fish Creek WI
Milwaukee Art Museum: 4th Annual Artist Market Place, Milwaukee WI
2009 Institute of Visual Arts: Inova Gallery: BFA Thesis Exhibition II, Milwaukee WI
Kunzelmann Esser Lofts, Rouge: Feminist Gallery Show: Milwaukee WI
Jazz Gallery: Man vs_______, Riverwest WI
Kunzelmann Esser Lofts, Expose(d): UWM Photography Thesis:, Milwaukee WI
Union Art Gallery 36 th Annual Juried Show, Milwaukee WI
2008 The Milwaukee Gay Arts Center, Domestic Tensions: Axes of Longing, Milwaukee WI
Kenilworth Gallery, Peck School of the Arts Spring & Fall Open House, Milwaukee WI
The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Union Art Gallery: Atrium Space (solo show) Space, Milwaukee WI
2007 Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center: Visceral Mappings: Transdiasporic Art Practices, St. Charles, IL
Kenilworth Gallery At Present: Photography at UWM, University of Milwaukee, WI
Institute of Visual Arts: Inova Gallery Annual Scholarship Show, Department of Visual Art, Milwaukee WI
2005 Transformation: Foundation Exhibit, University Dept. of Visual Art, Milwaukee WI