* 1986 in Grand Rapids, MI

Lives and works in New York

 

EDUCATION

2015  M.F.A., Hunter College 

2010  B.A., California State University, Northridge

 

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

Solo

2018  Tethering, fourseasonsberlin, Berlin, Germany 

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

2014   Manual, Silver Projects, Brooklyn, NY

Group

2018   NADA New York with Hassla  

2017   for views, Phoebe d'Heurle, Johanna Jaeger, Sara Murphy, Jenna Westra, 25 Park Place, Fl. 3, New York, NY

2017   Not Right, benefit auction for the Southern Poverty Law Center, 1040 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY

2017   Static Movement Sundown, Thomas Hunter Project Space, New York, NY

2017   Underdonk Selects, Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY 

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

2015   Underdonk Selects, Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY

2015   Photisms, TSA Los Angeles, Curated by Ashley Garrett & Sharon Madanes

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

2015   Right of Window with Sophie Grant, Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY, Organized by Laura Frantz

2015   MFA Thesis Exhibition, 205 Hudson Gallery, New York

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

 

FILM SCREENINGS

2018   Static Movement Sundown, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY 

2017   Cue Mark, Hercules, New York, NY

2017  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, NYC

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, NYC

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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.

Periodicals

"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.