About

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Contact via Social Media:
@JenniferWester / @ArtConfessional / @CurateYourWeeds@ARTBseries  


My work is about transitions — the oddity, ambiguity, curiosity, and wonder of un-nameable transitory states. I leverage the rote-ness of body motions, morphology of materials, and deceptive natures of light, shape, and form to capture these elusive states. Whether in metal and paper sculpture, video, live performance, action-based paintings, or constructed fiber works, my art is about the growth capacity and decay that makes up life and existence. It’s always about the transition.  ~J.Wester


Wester is a multidisciplinary artist based in Dallas, Texas. 

Highlights in Wester’s career as an emerging artist include her performance and video-graphic works shown at the SOLUNA Festival and Aurora Expanded Events in 2018 and the CICA Museum in 2019, grants with the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and receiving a Meadows Award from Southern Methodist University in 2019 to pursue a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art.

“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


Upcoming:

  • Virtual Installations
  • Solo Shows 
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  • Paper Arts
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  • Performance Work
    • Performance for One | SMU
  • Installations
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  • Group Shows
    • SMU MFA Candidate Show | Spring 2021
  • Teaching Artist Engagements

Awards/Grants:

  • Jones Fund and Zelle Fund Grant | Fall 2020
  • Doolin Fund Grant | Fall 2020
  • Jones Fund and Zelle Fund Grant | Spring 2020
  • Dallas Office 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:

  • Solo Shows
    • Seeing Time| Reception March 3 at 6:30 pm | March 3 – 25, 2020 | Angelina College ACA Gallery | Lufkin, Texas | North America
    • Cutting Loops| Jan. 6 – Feb. 27, 2020 | Mesquite Arts Center | Mesquite, TX 
    • Restrutive Engagements #2 | Doolin Gallery | Feb. 19, 2020 | Dallas, TX 
    • Breaking Shadows | SOLUNA Festival | May 18, 2018 | Dallas, TX
    • Mater’ium | Umbrella Gallery | March 2016 | Dallas, TX 

  • Paper Arts 
    • Alonso Berruguete Exhibition | Meadows Museum 
    • Dallas Public Library Girls Rock the Vote Virtual Book Club 
    • Dallas Culture Office Drive Up Arts & Craft Distributions 
    • ARTB at Anita Martinez Rec. Center | Residency 2019-2020 | Dallas, Tx
    • ARTB with West Branch Dallas Public Library | Residency 2019-2020 | Dallas, TX 
    • Restructive Engagements #2 | Feb. 19 | Doolin Gallery | SMU Campus | Dallas, TX
    • 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 
    • Unity | Tinsel | Dec. 18-19, 2020 | Tin District | Dallas, TX
    • Chatter & Wit | CHEER! | Nov. 14, 2020 – Jan. 2, 2021 | Joule Hotel | Dallas, TX
    • Restructive Engagements #2 | Feb. 19 | Doolin Gallery | SMU Campus | Dallas, TX
    • 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
    • Adult Painting Night | Anita Martinez Rec. Center | Feb. 27 | Dallas, TX
    • Teaching Assistant | SMU | Printmaking | Fall 2019
    • Lab Tech Assistant | SMU | Photography Lab | Fall 2019
    • Teaching Assistant | SMU | Painting | Spring 2020
    • Teaching Assistant | SMU | Sculpture | Spring 2020

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