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Jennifer Kaufman
updated: 02/03/2014
website: www.kaufmanarts.com/
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Ricochet and Rhyme IV
Ricochet and Ryme IV, detail of left wall
Ricochet and Rhyme IV, detail of corner in three dimensions
The Fixity
Ricochet and Rhyme #1
Ricochet and Rhyme #11
Ricochet and Rhyme #5
Ricochet and Rhyme #18
Ricochet and Rhyme #9
Ricochet and Rhyme III
Ricochet and Rhyme III, detail
Ricochet and Rhyme III
Ricochet and Rhyme II
Glimmerstrück
Utterance Over Sleep II
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, architecture, geometric, process, text, site-specific, language, landscape, mapping
 
 
Ricochet and Rhyme IV by Jennifer Kaufman
Ricochet and Rhyme IV
tape applied to walls, site specific installation
2010
480" x  111" 
Ricochet and Ryme IV, detail of left wall by Jennifer Kaufman
Ricochet and Ryme IV, detail of left wall
tape applied to walls, site specific installation
2010
111" x  480" 
Ricochet and Rhyme IV, detail of corner in three dimensions  by Jennifer Kaufman
Ricochet and Rhyme IV, detail of corner in three dimensions
tape applied to walls, site specific installation
2010
111 " x  480 " 
The Fixity by Jennifer Kaufman
The Fixity
tape on paper
2010
60" x  84" 
Ricochet and Rhyme #1 by Jennifer Kaufman
Ricochet and Rhyme #1
pencil, tape, ink and pastel on paper
2009
11" x  14" 
Ricochet and Rhyme #11 by Jennifer Kaufman
Ricochet and Rhyme #11
pencil, tape, ink and pastel on paper
2010
17" x  24" 
Ricochet and Rhyme #5 by Jennifer Kaufman
Ricochet and Rhyme #5
pencil, tape, ink and pastel on paper
2010
17" x  24" 
Ricochet and Rhyme #18 by Jennifer Kaufman
Ricochet and Rhyme #18
pencil, tape, ink and pastel on paper
2010
17" x  24" 
Ricochet and Rhyme #9 by Jennifer Kaufman
Ricochet and Rhyme #9
pencil, tape, ink and pastel on paper
2010
17 " x  24 " 
Ricochet and Rhyme III by Jennifer Kaufman
Ricochet and Rhyme III
tape applied to walls, site-specific installation
2010
156" x  300" 
Ricochet and Rhyme III, detail by Jennifer Kaufman
Ricochet and Rhyme III, detail
tape applied to walls, site specific installation
2010
156" x  300" 
Ricochet and Rhyme III by Jennifer Kaufman
Ricochet and Rhyme III
tape applied to walls
2010
156 " x  300 " 
Ricochet and Rhyme II by Jennifer Kaufman
Ricochet and Rhyme II
tape applied to walls, site specific installation
2009
108" x  186" 
Glimmerstrück by Jennifer Kaufman
Glimmerstrück
graphite, pastel and tape on paper
2012
60" x  84" 
Utterance Over Sleep II by Jennifer Kaufman
Utterance Over Sleep II
ink, tape, and pastel on paper
2013
17" x  24" 

Artist Statement

With no site of origin or origin in time, a line continues without end. A wall or piece of sturdy paper provides a place to encounter a line, engage its impulse towards fragmentation and its inclinations for infinity. I make lines and forms that fumble their way through time and grapple with gravity.

Rather than starting with an anticipated image, my work begins with a strong sense of sound and an internal cadence particular to the moment. It’s an in-audible meeting that translates to motion and material.  

At different speeds, with tools in both hands, I draw lines that meet coherent forms and reckless intimate marks. And marking goes like this: a hard mark, fast mark, reasoned and backwards mark, marks that are known, interrupted, erased or dismantled. Drawing from the ladder at a larger scale, taped lines respond to architecture, hyphenate the maker and viewer, and tether a rhythm to mark and place. 

Artist Bio / CV

MFA Drawing & Painting with Honors, 1998

California College of the Arts, SF, CA

BA Studio Art, Magna Cum Laude, Davis Scholar, 1992

Wellesley College, MA

2014

5 Emerging Artists of the Bay Area, Marin MOCA, Kenneth Baker, Juror, Novato, CA

2013

The Second Tree From the Corner (E.B. White), commissioned drawing installation, Berkeley Art Center, CA

Risk, Apsara DiQuinzio & Kimberly Johansson, Jurors, Berkeley Art Center, CA

Gestures for Waiting, A Drawing Installation, The Mystic Hotel, SF, CA

2012   

Noisy Nameless Trapezoids and Stammering Trapezoids, The Burritt, Charlie Palmer Group, SF, CA

2011   

WHAT in the WORLD, CA Bank of Commerce, M.Taylor & C.Murray, Curators, Lafayette, CA

Chain Letter, Shoshanna Wayne Gallery, C. Cummings & D.Harvey, Curators, Santa Monica, CA

The Cries of San Francisco, Southern Exposure, Allison Smith, Curator, SF, CA

Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, SF, CA

2010   

Front & Center: Weather Streams, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

Prizewinner Exhibition, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

Traces & Places, 808 Gallery, Boston University, MA

2009

Built, Un-built or Imagined, Janet Echelman, Juror, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

2008-2003      

Ripe, d.e.n. Contemporary Arts, LA, CA

JUXTAPOSED, Pharmaka, LA, CA

Score: Action Drawing, White Columns Gallery, New York, NY

An Uncertain Line, Some Approaches to Drawing, Spanganga, SF, CA

NOMINATIONS-AWARDS- AFFILIATIONS

2014 Nomination, American Academy of Arts & Letters, Invitational Exhibition, NY, NY

2014 Semi-Finalist, Pro Arts 2x2 Solos, Oakland, CA

2010 Nomination, SECA Award, SF MOMA

2010 Prizewinner, Creative Arts Workshop, Janet Echelman, Juror, New Haven, CT

1998 D. Leon Award, California College of the Arts, SF, CA

REVIEWS

Boston Globe, 3/2010, Traces & Places, Cate McQuaid

Art Practical, 1/2010, Headlands Center for the Arts, Front and Center, Z. Scholz

SF Chronicle, 3/2003, Uncertain Line: Some Approaches to Drawing, Kenneth Baker

Art Week, 3/ 2003, An Uncertain Line, “ , Marissa Olsen