jennawestra@gmail.com

* 1986 Grand Rapids, MI

Lives and works in New York

 

EDUCATION

2015  M.F.A., Hunter College 

2010  B.A., California State University, Northridge

 

EXHIBITIONS

Solo

2019 TBD, Schwarz Contemporary, Berlin, DE [forthcoming]

2019 Armatures, Anthony Greaney, Boston [forthcoming]

2018   Tethering, fourseasonsberlin, Berlin, DE

2018   Parts of Some Quartet, Fruits, Lubov, New York

2014  Manual, Silver Projects, Brooklyn

Select Group

2019 I’m Trying to Explain, L21, Mallorca, ES

2019 Thoughts on Tactility, organized by Johanna Jaeger and Anne Schwarz, Schwarz Contemporary, Berlin, DE

2018 Static Movement Sundown, Anthology Film Archives, New York (screening)  

2018 NADA, solo booth with Hassla, New York

2017   for views, Phoebe d'Heurle, Johanna Jaeger, Sara Murphy, Jenna Westra, Hercules, New York

2017 Cue Mark, Hercules, New York (screening)

2017 Cue Mark, Lubov, New York (screening)

2017 Static Movement Sundown, Thomas Hunter Projects, New York

2016   As the Crow Flies, Curated by Andrea Woodner, Hercules, New York

2015   Photisms, Curated by Ashley Garrett & Sharon Madanes, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Los Angeles

2015 All Visual, Curated by Trevor Powers, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

2015 Right of Window, Organized by Laura Frantz,  Underdonk, Brooklyn (2 person with Sophie Grant)

2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition, 205 Hudson Gallery, New York

2015 New Work New York, Curated by Kat Greifen, 695 Grand St., Brooklyn

2013   War Against Magic, Curated by Stephanie Dvareckas, Gallery Kayafas, Boston

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Portfolios and Artist Books

True Photo Journal, Issue 6, February 2019.

Westra, Jenna. Atlas, New York: Hassla, 2018.

Weier, Sabine (ed.). “Forum”. Camera Austria, No. 137, March 2017.

Schwab, Katie. Reach Out and Touch Someone, New York: The Artist's Institute, 2014.

Powers, Trevor (ed.). Papersafe 01: Sage, Boston: Catlabs, 2014.

Reviews and Texts

Scheder, Beate. “Tactile Visions”. Die Tageszeitung, February 14, 2019.

"Goings On About Town". The New Yorker, May 14, 2018.

Farago, Jason. "10 Galleries to Visit Now Around SoHo and TriBeCa"New York Times, April 25, 2018.

Carona, Sarah. "New Photography: Jenna Westra". Wall Street International Magazine, April 16, 2018.

Graves, Cassidy Dawn. "Choreographed Photos, Experiments in Light...". Bedford + Bowery, March 19, 2018.

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

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

Chaban, Matt A.V.. “Making Space for Manhattan Artists”. New York Times, May 30, 2016.

McQuaid, Cate. “Contemplating, Collaborating”. Boston Globe, August 27, 2013.

 

PROJECTS

2018 - ongoing FOURSEASONSNEWYORK, Quarterly exhibition series co-organized with Timothy Voice

2017 Cue Mark, Screening series of 16mm & 8mm films, Lubov, New York

2016 Open. Wide. Sparagmos, Co-organized group exhibition, Hercules, New York

RESIDENCIES

2019 L21 x FUNDACIÓN CAMPER Curatorial & Artist Residency Program, Mallorca ES [forthcoming]

2018-2020 Hercules Art Studios, Long Island City, New York

2016-2018 Hercules Art Studio Program, Tribeca, New York

TEACHING

2018 - 2019  Part Time Faculty, School of Art, Media and Technology, Parsons School for Design