Jeremy Scidmore earned a BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and later returned to SAIC to study Arts Administration and Policy. While in Chicago he became committed to the idea of art as activism, developing and advising an array of community-based programs for underserved neighborhoods. His concurrent personal art practice has covered a wide array of glass media (neon, hot glass, kilnforming, glass printing), as well as installation, video, and sound. He continues to balance these studio-based explorations with community activism through arts advocacy and teaching.
Scidmore is currently based in Dallas/Fort Worth where he is Studio Technician and Faculty in the Glass Department at the University of Texas Arlington. Additionally, he has been an instructor, lecturer, and adviser at a range of academic, nonprofit, and for-profit institutions including Google, Solar City, The Crucible, Chicago Public Schools, Street Level Youth Media Group, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Illinois Urbana, Pilchuck Glass School, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Public Glass, Ox-bow School of Arts and Residency, California College of Arts, Bullseye Glass Co., The Art Institute of California, Urban Glass, and North Land Creative Glass (Scotland).