Jenna Westra


 
 
Lemon Scream , 2018. Archival pigment print. 10 x 8 inches.

Lemon Scream, 2018. Archival pigment print. 10 x 8 inches.

Parts of Some Quartet 1 , 2018. Archival pigment print. 20 x 16 inches.

Parts of Some Quartet 1, 2018. Archival pigment print. 20 x 16 inches.

Hand Squeezing Lemon into Open Mouth, Onlooker (Greyscale) , 2018. Gelatin silver print. 30 x 24 inches.

Hand Squeezing Lemon into Open Mouth, Onlooker (Greyscale), 2018. Gelatin silver print. 30 x 24 inches.

Fruits  (still), 2018. 16mm transfer to HD video (b&w/color, silent) 4:48 mins.

Fruits (still), 2018. 16mm transfer to HD video (b&w/color, silent) 4:48 mins.

Mariana Sits on "The Complete Photographer, An Encyclopedia of Photography" (1949), Volume 6, Pages 2178-79, 'Best Fashion Study and Best Action Production Still Taken in a Studio' , 2018. Archival pigment print. 26 x 21.75 inches.

Mariana Sits on "The Complete Photographer, An Encyclopedia of Photography" (1949), Volume 6, Pages 2178-79, 'Best Fashion Study and Best Action Production Still Taken in a Studio', 2018. Archival pigment print. 26 x 21.75 inches.

Duo with Halved Melon, Pink Paper , 2018. Archival pigment print. 21 x 28 inches.

Duo with Halved Melon, Pink Paper, 2018. Archival pigment print. 21 x 28 inches.


Exhibitions

2019

TBD, Schwarz Contemporary, Berlin, Germany (solo) [forthcoming]

Armatures, Anthony Greaney, Boston (solo) [forthcoming]

Thoughts on Tactility, Schwarz Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

I’m Trying to Explain, L21, Mallorca, Spain

2018

Tethering, fourseasonsberlin, Berlin, Germany (solo)

Parts of Some Quartet, Fruits, Lubov, New York, NY (solo)

NADA New York with Hassla, New York, NY

2017

for views, 25 Park Place, Fl. 3, New York, NY

Not Right, benefit auction for the Southern Poverty Law Center, 1040 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Static Movement Sundown, Thomas Hunter Project Space, New York, NY (solo)

Underdonk Selects, Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY

2016

As the Crow Flies, Hercules, New York, Curated by Andrea Woodner, New York

Underdonk Selects, Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY

2015

Photisms, TSA Los Angeles, CA (curated by Ashley Garrett & Sharon Madanes)

All Visual, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, (curated by Trevor Powers)

Right of Window with Sophie Grant, Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY (organized by Laura Frantz)

MFA Thesis Exhibition, 205 Hudson Gallery, New York, NY

2014

Manual, Silver Projects, Brooklyn, NY (solo)

2013

War Against Magic, Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA (curated by Stephanie Dvareckas)

Film Screenings

2018

Static Movement Sundown, NewFilmmakers Short Film Program, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

2017

Cue Mark, Hercules, New York, NY

Cue Mark, Lubov, New York, NY

Curatorial Projects

2017

Cue Mark: 16mm & 8mm films by Stephanie Barber, Laura Bartczak, Lucy Kerr, Janis Crystal Lipzin, Ellie Parker, Aglaia Konrad, and Jenna Westra, Lubov, New York, NY

2016

Open. Wide. Sparagmos: Yevgeniya Baras, Dru Donovan, Sean Donovan, Merritt Johnson, Kristy Luck, Troy Michie, Jakub Milčák, Hannah Plotke, Megan Plunkett, Donald Varnell, William Villalongo, and Brian Wondergem, Hercules, New York NY

Bibliography

“The Don’t-Misses at Independent and NADA”, Will Heinrich, The New York Times, March 8, 2018

“Preview NADA New York 2018”, Maximilíano Durón, ArtNews, March 7, 2018

Camera Austria, Forum, No. 137, March 2017

Anyonegirl, August 30, 2016

The New York Times, May 30, 2016

Nicotine Magazine, Issue 15, April 2016

Bomb Magazine, June 26, 2015

Reach Out and Touch Someone, Katie Schwab, Published by The Artist's Institute, 2014 Papersafe 01: Sage, Published by Catlabs, 2014

"8 Art Events In and Around Bushwick", Allison Galgiani, Bushwick Daily, October 2, 2014

"Contemplating, Collaborating", Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, August 27, 2013

Honors and Awards

2017 Foam Paul Huf Award (shortlist)

2016-2018 Artist in Residence, Hercules Art Studio Program

2016 Artist Lecture, Freiburg School of Art, Design and Popular Music

2014 Photography at the Bauhaus, Weimar Republic and USSR, Lecture, Hunter College 2014 Marian Netter Award, Hunter College

Education

2015 MFA Hunter College, New York, NY

2009 BA, California State University, Northridge, CA