Jen Shepard

Premiere DateNov 20, 2018
00:00 Introduction
00:38 Jennifer Shephard
02:20 Hallelujah Grapetooth
06:39 The Objecthood of Painting
10:07 Transition from Painting to Sculpture
14:18 Graphic Design
17:24 Set Design
24:26 Professional Practices
29:52 Pillow Isla Invisible
34:34 Outro
34:53 Finish

Jen Shepard is a painter, sculptor and installation artist originally from East Texas who now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Jen’s work is about exploring the mysteries of the universe and imagining separate and parallel realities and worlds. She’s deeply interested in particle physics, spirituality, the afterlife, weather phenomenon, divination and all things mysterious.

She holds an MFA in painting from the University of Texas at Tyler and also achieved her MS in graphic design from Pratt Institute. Shepard has taught and curated at Pratt Institute and has also taught at Hofstra University and Borough of Manhattan Community College.

Shepard was awarded a residency at The Wassaic Project in the summer of 2016 and in September 2018. Recent exhibitions include A Hole in the Sky, a solo exhibition at Urbano Cellars in Berkeley, California (2018); Forces of Nature, an online solo feature on Spotte Art’s Artsy page (2018); The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, a 2-person exhibition with Daniel Weiner at Automat Gallery, Philadephia, PA (2017); Vagabond Time Killers at The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY (2017); Particular Process at Lorimoto Gallery, Ridgewood, NY (2017); Primary Gesture, as part of Pratt Institute’s alumni exhibition at Pratt Institute Steuben Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2017). Jen’s work can also be found in the Morgan Lehman Gallery flat files and the Fidelity Mutual Corporate Collection.

Shepard is also a contributor to The Coastal Post.

All images courtesy of the artist

Moon Rock Study, 2018
30 in x 22 in

Snowpocalypse Cat, 2018
50 in x 33 in

Space Capades, 2018
50 in x 36 in

Desert Sunset, 2018
30 in x 22 in

Desert Sunset, 2018
30 in x 22 in

Crystal Valley, 2018
30 in x 22 in

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