jennawestra@gmail.com

* 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

2019  Anthony Greaney // Pictures Efface Walls, Boston (forthcoming, April - June)

2018  Tethering, fourseasonsberlin, Berlin

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

2018   Solo presentation with Hassla, NADA New York

2014   Manual, Silver Projects, Brooklyn

Group

2019 I’m Trying to Explain, L21 Gallery, Mallorca, Spain (forthcoming, March - May)

2019 Thoughts on Tactility, Schwarz Contemporary, Berlin (forthcoming, January - February)

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)  

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

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Publications and Artist Books

True Photo Journal, Issue 6, 2018. (forthcoming)

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.

 

PROJECTS

2018 - ongoing

fourseasonsnewyork

2017 9/28 - 10/13

Cue Mark 

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

2016 7/21 - 8/21

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

 

TEACHING

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