About

Contact via Social Media:
@JenniferWester / @ARTBseries


Wester is an interdisciplinary artist working in metal, paint, light, audio, ink, and performance mediums. She often explores line as object and language as well as algorithmic actions. 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 bring people to the now of a moment. And in that now, 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:

  • Paper Arts
    • Building Ervay St. for Memory | ARTB
    • ARTB | Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 17, Dec. 22 | Historic | West Dallas, Texas
    • ARTB with West Branch Dallas Public Library | Residency | Dallas, TX
    • ARTB at Anita Martinez Rec. Center | Residency | Dallas, Tx
    • ARTB at NoĆ«l Marche with Alliance France | Dallas Intl. School | Dallas, TX
    • ARTB | Mesquite Arts Center | Feb. 1 | Mesquite, TX
  • Performance Work
    • Art Confessional | Meadows Museum | Jan. 9 | University Park, TX
  • Group Shows
    • Semester End Open Studios and Reviews | SMU | University Park, TX
  • Solo Shows

Awards/Grants:

  • Jones Fund and Zelle Fund Grant | Fall 2019
  • Doolin Family Art Material Fund Grant | Fall 2019
  • Office of Cultural Affairs Arts Activate 2020 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:


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