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Jennifer Sullivan
updated: 09/10/2012
website: www.jennifersullivan.org
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Satellites
Recurring Patterns
Stuffed Peppers
Liberacion
Vertical Roll
Prop Piece
Fall Accessories
New Names
Inner Structure
Sculpture Club
Lovers in Moonlight
Body Art
Portrait of a Potholder (The Movie)
Erotic Art of the Masters
The Ugly Duckling
 
Portfolio Keywords:  autobiographical, collage, text, conceptual, erotic, feminist, figurative, humor, narrative, portraiture
 
 
Satellites by Jennifer Sullivan
Satellites
Gouache, ink and collage on paper
2012
17 " x  14 " 
Recurring Patterns by Jennifer Sullivan
Recurring Patterns
Gouache, ink and collage on paper
2012
17 " x  14 " 
Stuffed Peppers by Jennifer Sullivan
Stuffed Peppers
Gouache, ink and collage on paper
2012
17 " x  14 " 
Liberacion by Jennifer Sullivan
Liberacion
Gouache, ink and collage on paper
2012
17 " x  14 " 
Vertical Roll by Jennifer Sullivan
Vertical Roll
Gouache, ink and collage on paper
2012
17" x  14" 
Prop Piece by Jennifer Sullivan
Prop Piece
Gouache, ink and collage on paper
2012
17 " x  14 " 
Fall Accessories by Jennifer Sullivan
Fall Accessories
Gouache, ink and collage on paper
2012
17 " x  14 " 
New Names by Jennifer Sullivan
New Names
Gouache, ink and collage on paper
2012
14 " x  17 " 
Inner Structure by Jennifer Sullivan
Inner Structure
Gouache, ink and collage on paper
2012
14 " x  17 " 
Sculpture Club by Jennifer Sullivan
Sculpture Club
Gouache, ink, and collage on paper
2011
14 14 " x  17 " 
Lovers in Moonlight by Jennifer Sullivan
Lovers in Moonlight
Gouache, ink, and collage on paper
2011
14 " x  17 " 
Body Art by Jennifer Sullivan
Body Art
Gouache, ink, and collage on paper
2011
14 " x  17 " 
Portrait of a Potholder (The Movie) by Jennifer Sullivan
Portrait of a Potholder (The Movie)
Collage, ink and gouache on paper
2010
17 " x  14 " 
Erotic Art of the Masters by Jennifer Sullivan
Erotic Art of the Masters
Gouache, ink, and collage on paper
2010
17" x  14" 
The Ugly Duckling by Jennifer Sullivan
The Ugly Duckling
Gouache, ink, and collage on paper
2010
17 " x  14 " 

Artist Statement

My recent series of collages act as improvised “movie posters” and were made in conjunction with a video that is currently in process. The refracted collage materials act as montage stills from subconscious scenes. Images are culled from a variety of sources including 70s Playboy magazines, 80s/90s fashion magazines, issues of a women’s craft magazine from the 50s called Workbasket, makeshift palettes, and a found art supply catalog. The improvised posters work as poetic complements and counterpoints to the narrative concepts presented in the video work.

Borrowing loosely from the format of Fellini’s 8 ½, the new video, tentatively titled This Woman’s Work after the Kate Bush song of the same name, involves dual narratives – a movie-within-a-movie, dramatizing and melodramatically re-enacting my experience working as a dancer at a lesbian strip club, and a “making-of” master narrative told through voice-over, which will chronicle both the process of creating This Woman’s Work and my creative life since One-Week Walden, my last solo video project. The video will also touch on the struggles of filmmaking, my employment history, and my interest in stripping since childhood, which was largely inspired by Hollywood depictions of the profession. The structure of the video will weave between the two narratives, creating a non-linear, diaristic narrative which bears it’s devices, and yet also blurs the boundaries between fantasy and reality.

Artist Bio / CV

Jennifer Sullivan is an interdisciplinary artist who works in performance, video, painting and installation. Her work has been exhibited widely, including a recent solo exhibition at Freight + Volume, as well as exhibitions and performances at MoMA PS1, Horton Gallery, The Kitchen, and Klaus von Nichtsaggend gallery. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times and Artforum.com. Jennifer has completed residencies at Ox-Bow and Voom HD Lab, and most recently at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY. Her videos are included in the Geisel Library collection at the University of California in San Diego. Born in Albany, NY, Jennifer currently lives and works in Ridgewood, NY.