* 1986 in Grand Rapids, MI
Lives and works in New York
2015 M.F.A., Hunter College
2010 B.A., California State University, Northridge
2019 Schwarz Contemporary, Berlin, DE [forthcoming]
2019 Anthony Greaney // Pictures Efface Walls, Boston [forthcoming]
2018 Tethering, fourseasonsberlin, Berlin, DE
2018 Parts of Some Quartet, Fruits, Lubov, New York
2014 Manual, Silver Projects, Brooklyn
2019 I’m Trying to Explain, L21, Mallorca, ES [forthcoming]
2019 Thoughts on Tactility, organized by Johanna Jaeger and Anne Schwarz, Schwarz Contemporary, Berlin, DE
2018 Dannielle Bowman, Sacha Vega, Jenna Westra, Curated by Matthew Leifheit, Baxter St | Camera Club of NY
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, NY (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
Publications and Artist Books
Westra, Jenna. Atlas, New York: Hassla, 2018.
Schwab, Katie. Reach Out and Touch Someone, New York: The Artist's Institute, 2014.
Powers, Trevor (ed.). Papersafe 01: Sage, Boston: Catlabs, 2014.
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.
Weier, Sabine. “Forum”. Camera Austria, No. 137, March 2017.
Chaban, Matt A.V.. “Making Space for Manhattan Artists”. New York Times, May 30, 2016.
McQuaid, Cate. “Contemplating, Collaborating”. Boston Globe, August 27, 2013.
2018 - ongoing
Lubov, New York
Screening series of 16mm & 8mm films by Stephanie Barber, Laura Bartczak, Lucy Kerr, Janis Crystal Lipzin, Ellie Parker, Aglaia Konrad, and Jenna Westra
Open. Wide. Sparagmos
Hercules, New York
Co-organized group exhibition with works by 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
2018-2020 Hercules Art Studios, Long Island City
2016-2018 Hercules Art Studio Program, Tribeca
2018 - 2019 Part Time Faculty, School of Art, Media and Technology, Parsons School for Design