About

Contact via Social Media:
@JenniferWester / @ARTBseries


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:

ā€œIā€™m highly intrigued by the destructive force of production, evolution, and construct; the motivation for, sensations of, and residues of actions on a surface, a form, and a body. As a [ice] skater, I’ve created sensations that run through my body and are then perceived and interpreted by a viewer for over two decades. My motivation is a persistent desire to feel; to experience; to explore. Investigations of motion are a constant in my practice. What I experience in motion is only audible to my inner spirit in any given moment while my actions impose at times entirely other sensations on my audience and simultaneously produce my history — a residue in yet a third format onto my surface. My residue ā€” scars upon a frozen tundra that tell my flaws and moments of perfection to those adept at reading them. The tracings on a brutalized sheet of ice are an encrypted, instructive, and temporal drawings of time spent telling and moving through a creative story of physical sensations and mortal errors. While the faint eruptions of shadow and light pass almost unnoticed to the viewer diverted by the object in motion, to speak nothing of the intermixed sounds that crack and swoosh through the entire performance giving orientation and security to the performer. The performer is an object, moving in unusual cadence in comparison with the observed speed and trajectory, that flows through the visual field creating and interrupting wind currents, ignorant of weight, friction, and seemingly of physics. This is the art of skating to me. It is both a process and a medium. In a single experience ghosts and documents, stories and sensations, created from the same impetus yet entirely diverse from one another are cast into the world, able to emote, describe, and interpret endless possibilities.ā€ ~J.Wester

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


Upcoming Shows/Installs/Exhibits/Festivals:

  • SCULPTURE – a Celebration of Art on Henderson | Reception: Sept. 7, 2019 from 5p-8p | Sept. 7 – Sept. 30 | Dallas, TX
  • ARTB at Private School Preview | ArborCreek Montessori Booth | Sept. 8 from 2-4p | Greenhill School | Dallas, TX
  • The Other Art Fair | Saatchi Art | Sept. 19-22, 2019 | Dallas, TX 
  • ARTB at The Other Art Fair | Saatchi Art | Sept. 19-22, 2019 | Dallas, TX
  • Park(ing) Day | Sept. 20, 2019 | Dallas, TX
  • Art Confessional #1(01) | Meadows Museum | Sept. 20,2019 | Dallas, TX | North America
  • TBA | Love For Kids | Sept. 25 | Dallas, TX
  • ARTB | Sept. 29 |  TBA collaboration with Historic | West Dallas, Texas
  • ARTB | Oct. 27 | TBA collaboration with Historic | West Dallas, Texas
  • ArtCon15 | Dallas, TX | North America
  • Location TBA | Cedars Open Studios | Nov. 23, 2019 | Dallas, TX
  • ARTB | Dec. 22 | TBA collaboration with Historic | West Dallas, Texas
  • Tip, Circle, Cut (Solo Show) | Mesquite Arts Center | Mesquite, TX | Jan. 6 – Feb. 27, 2020 | North America
  • Seeing Time (Solo Show) | Angelina College ACA Gallery | Lufkin, Texas | March 3 – 25, 2020 | North America

Awards/Grants:

Teaching Artist Engagements:

Recent Exhibitions/Installations/Shows:

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