jennawestra@gmail.com

Studio:
25 Park Place, Fl. 3
NYC 10007

Education

M.F.A., Hunter College, 2015 

B.A., California State University, Northridge, 2009

 

Selected Exhibitions

2018

Lubov, New York, NY [forthcoming, (solo)]

fourseasonsberlin, Berlin, Germany [forthcoming, (solo)]

2017

Static Movement Sundown, Thomas Hunter Project Space, New York, NY  [forthcoming, August 25 - Sept. 15, (solo)]

Underdonk Selects, Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY 

April Foots

Zoe Brice, Zach Seeger, Meryl Bennett, Kyle Vu-Dunn, Jenna Westra, Jake Goudreault, Gil Riley and Nicholas Cueva

Curated by Nicholas Cueva, The Bakery Social Club, Brooklyn, NY

2016

As the Crow FliesHercules, New York

Hercules Art Studio Program Inaugural Exhibition, curated by Andrea Woodner, New York

2015

Underdonk Selects, Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY

Photisms 

Britta Deardorff, Ashley Garrett, Rema Ghuloum, Sharon Madanes, Leeza Meksin, Jenna Westra

Curated by Ashley Garrett & Sharon Madanes, TSA Los Angeles

All Visual 

Curated by Trevor Powers, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

Right of Window with Sophie Grant

Performances by Constance DeJong, Emmy Catedral & Sarada Rauch

Organized by Laura Frantz, Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY

MFA Thesis Exhibition, 205 Hudson Gallery, New York

NEW WORK NEW YORK, curated by Kat Griefen, Brooklyn, NY 

2014

Manual, Silver Projects, Brooklyn, NY (solo)

Peripheral Viewfinder205 Hudson Street, New York (solo)

2013

War Against Magic 

Jenna Westra, Unum Babar, Carlos Jiménez Cahua, Zachary Herrmann, Jack Wesley Schneider, Kirk Amaral Show

Curated by Stephanie Dvareckas, Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA

Split Me Open with Devotion 

with Sophie Grant, Johanna Jaeger, and Jess Wheaton (co-organized)

Little V, New York

2012

All Visual Boston

Curated by Trevor Powers, Spectacle, Jamaica Plain, MA

All Visual Los Angeles

Curated by A. Dola Baroni, The Forge, Los Angeles, CA

2011

Chainletter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Month of Photography Los Angeles  

Curated by Dee deLara and Hossein Farmani, Smashbox Studios, Los Angeles, CA

EPCAP

Curated by Mere Rosenbluth and Angela Gonzalez Hall, Sancho Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

Curatorial Projects

Screening Series, Lubov, NYC, 2017

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, NYC, 2016

 

 

Bibliography

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 Lectures

Foam Paul Huf Award, nominee, 2017

Artist in Residence, Hercules Art Studio Program, 2016-2018

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

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

Marian Netter Award, Hunter College, 2014