About

Contact via Social Media:
@JenniferWester / @ARTBseries


Wester is an interdisciplinary artist working in metal, paint, light, ink, audio and performance mediums. She often explores line as object and communication tool, as well as interaction motives, both algorithmic and impulsive. Her work visually embraces chaos while often being created in a very orderly manner. She often composes work with and about residues and indexes of body, movement, and processes. Highlights in Wester’s career as an emerging artist have been her performance and videographic works shown at the SOLUNA Festival in 2018 and the CICA Museum in 2019, grants with the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs in 2019 for her line and action paper art experiences, and receiving a Meadows Award from Southern Methodist University in 2019 to pursue a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art.

Based out of Dallas, Texas
“In Texas there was only the horizon she craved.” ~Joan Didion


Yale University B.A. | Computing and the Arts | 2016
Southern Methodist University | M.F.A. 2019-2021


Artist Statement:

“Presence. Awareness. Agency.
These are the words I’m most interested in as of late. My practice centers itself in the desire to elevate the inner-self through systematic psychological triggers that shift ones conscious voice from that of doubt to that of ability. I seek to engage a breathe of possibilities too long absent, if ever before present, in the viewers conscience. I want to spark a sense of agency and affirming engagement with the visual and spatial world…so strong that it ripples outward long after.”

individual areas in Wester’s interdisciplinary arts practice and projects are addressed on their respective pages on this site.


Upcoming Shows/Installs/Exhibits/Festivals:

  • Solo Shows
  • Paper Arts
    • Building Ervay St. | ARTB
    • ARTB with West Branch Dallas Public Library | Residency | Dallas, TX
    • ARTB at Anita Martinez Rec. Center | Residency | Dallas, Tx
    • Event TBA | Meadows Museum | Dallas, TX
    • Goya’s Birthday | Date TBA | Meadows Museum | Dallas, TX
  • Performance Work
    • TBA | Meadows Museum | Dallas, TX
  • Installations
    • Restructive Engagements #2 | Feb. 19 | Doolin Gallery | SMU Campus | Dallas, TX
    • Building Dallas | April 2020 | 3108 Sylvan Ave. Dallas, TX
    • Event TBA | Meadows Museum | Dallas, TX
  • Group Shows
    • Spring End-of-Term Reviews | SMU | University Park, TX
    • Precious Moop | Burning Man 2020 | BRC, USA
  • Teaching Artist Engagements
    • ArborCreek Montessori Academy | Upper Elementary & Middle School Art Class | 2018-Present
    • ArborCreek Montessori School | Primary and Lower Elementary Art Class | 2018-Present
    • Adult Painting Night | Anita Martinez Rec. Center | Feb. 27 | Dallas, TX
    • Teaching Assistant | Drawing | SMU | Spring 2020
    • Teaching Assistant | Sculpture | SMU | Spring 2020

Awards/Grants:

  • Dallas of Arts & Culture ArtsActivate 2020 Project Grant | Dallas, TX
  • Jones Fund and Zelle Fund Grant | Fall 2019
  • Doolin Family Art Material Fund Grant | Fall 2019
  • Dallas Office of Arts & Culture Arts Activate 2019-2020 Residency Grant | Dallas, TX
  • Meadows Award | Southern Methodist University | 2019 – 2021
  • MFA Fellowship | Southern Methodist University | 2019 – 2021
  • Office of Cultural Affairs Cultural Vitaliy Program Grant | Dallas, TX | 2019
  • Glasstire Burning Man Artist Ticket & Stipend | 2017

Recent Exhibitions/Installations/Shows:

  • Paper Arts
    • ARTB | Mesquite Arts Center | Feb. 1 | Mesquite, TX
    • ARTB | Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 17, Dec. 22 | Historic | Dallas, Texas
    • Holidays in your hands | ARTB at Noël Marche with Alliance France | Dallas Intl. School | Dallas, TX
    • Cedars in your hands | ARTB at Full City Rooster for Cedars Open Studios 2019 | Nov. | Dallas, TX
    • Cedars in your hands | ARTB with COS | Deep Ellum Creative Market with Decent Collective | Dallas, TX
    • Cedars in your hands | ARTB with COS | Mid-Autumn Moon Festival | Dallas, TX
    • Cedars in your hands | ARTB with Cedars Open Studios at NNO | Oct. 1 | Dallas, TX
    • Dallas in your hands | ARTB with Seniors | Love For Kids | Sept. 25 | West Dallas Multipurpose Center | Dallas, TX
    • Cedars in your hands | Park(ing) Day | Sept. 20, 2019 | Dallas, TX
    • ARTB Kids Create Center | The Other Art Fair | Sept. 19-22, 2019 | Dallas, TX
    • ARTB at Private School Preview | ArborCreek Montessori Booth | Sept. 8 from 2-4p | Greenhill School | Dallas, TX
    • Remembering the Ambassador | Four Corners Brewery | Aug. 21 | Dallas, TX
    • ARTB | Aug. 18 | Back to School Bfast with Historic | Kidd Springs Rec. Center | Dallas, Texas
    • THIS city in your hands | Dallas OCA CVP Project | #DallasInYourHands Spring 2019 | West Dallas, TX | North America
    • Rockin’ Rapsody Downtown Fever | April 19, 2019 | Mesquite, TX | North America
  • Performance Work
  • Sculpture Work 
    • Restructive Engagements | Owen Arts Center | Dec. 11, 2019 | SMU | Dallas, TX
    • Chillnaughty | Nov. 16 | Boedecker Space | Cedars Union X SMU | Dallas, TX
    • The Other Art Fair | Saatchi Art | Sept. 19-22, 2019 | Dallas, TX
    • SCULPTURE – a Celebration of Art on Henderson | Sept. 7 – Sept. 30 | Dallas, TX
    • N.E.R. | Burning Man 2019 | Aug. 22-Sept. 2 | BRC | North America
    • Identity | ArtCon Seed | June 1, 2019 | Life in Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX | North America
    • Art on Henderson 2019 Collection | 2323 Henderson Ave. | Dallas, Texas | North America
    • LUCKopalooza | LUCK Dallas | Apr. 14, 2019 | West Dallas, Texas | North America
    • COLOR. | March 2019 | Maddrey PLLC | Bank of America Plaza | Downtown Dallas, TX | North America
    • Yayden Pop | Feb. 23, 2019 | Yayden Art Pop-Up Exhibition | Design District, Dallas, TX | North America
    • LUCK Dallas | Dallas, TX | North America
    • Burning Man 2018| Breaking Shadows V2 | Black Rock City, NV | North America
    • ArtCon 12 | Dallas, TX | North America
    • Local Brew & Press | Dallas, TX | North America
    • Drugstore Cowboy | Dallas, TX | North America
    • Life in Deep Ellum | entitled: Microgallery | Dallas, TX | North America
    • Life in Deep Ellum | entitled: Mater’ium | Dallas, TX | North America
    • Yale Art School Green Gallery| entitled: Play | New Haven, CT | North America
    • Yale Art School Green Gallery | entitled: Studio | New Haven, CT | North America
    • Yale 36 Edgewood Sculpture Building/Gallery | entitled: XYTheta | New Haven, CT | North America
  • Video / Projection Work
  • Painting Work
  • Printmaking Work
  • Drawing / Drafting Work
    • WHISTLE | Greece | Europe
    • Kinderboekje Rotterdam | Fall 2018 | Rotterdam, Netherlands | Europe
    • Phobias by ArtCon | Dallas, TX | North America
  • Photography
  • Teaching Engagements
    • Teaching Assistant | SMU | Printmaking | Fall 2019
    • Lab Tech Assistant | SMU | Photography Lab | Fall 2019

Additional Information:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennifer_Wester
https://medium.com/italia-innovation/meet-an-innovator-jenn-wester-5ea4b423850e#.nt96mudzw