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Jen Urso
updated: 05/22/2011
website: www.jenniferursoart.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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between study 9
between study 1
between study 2
between study 5
between study 8
White Space study 15
White Space study 16
White Space study 1
White Space study 8
Growth Study 1
Disaster Study 2
Iceflow 1
Iceflow 2
Iceflow 3
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  diagrammatic, conceptual, mapping, obsessive, systems, process, nature, organic, repetition
 
 
between study 9 by Jen Urso
between study 9
ink, pencil and marker on paper
2011
6" x  9" 
between study 1 by Jen Urso
between study 1
ink, pencil and marker on paper
2011
6" x  9" 
between study 2 by Jen Urso
between study 2
ink, pencil and marker on paper
2011
6" x  9" 
between study 5 by Jen Urso
between study 5
ink, pencil and marker on paper
2011
6" x  9" 
between study 8 by Jen Urso
between study 8
ink, pencil and marker on paper
2011
6" x  9" 
White Space study 15 by Jen Urso
White Space study 15
ink, pencil and marker on paper
2009
7" x  7" 
White Space study 16 by Jen Urso
White Space study 16
ink, pencil and marker on paper
2009
7" x  7" 
White Space study 1 by Jen Urso
White Space study 1
ink on paper
2008
20" x  20" 
White Space study 8 by Jen Urso
White Space study 8
ink and pencil on paper
2009
7" x  7" 
Growth Study 1 by Jen Urso
Growth Study 1
ink on paper
2008
12" x  12" 
Disaster Study 2 by Jen Urso
Disaster Study 2
ink on paper
2008
36" x  36" 
Iceflow 1 by Jen Urso
Iceflow 1
ink, tea and ice on paper
2007
31" x  31" 
Iceflow 2 by Jen Urso
Iceflow 2
ink, tea and ice on paper
2007
31" x  31" 
Iceflow 3 by Jen Urso
Iceflow 3
ink, tea and ice on paper
2007
31" x  31" 

Artist Statement
Jen Urso was raised in Lansdale Pennsylvania and currently resides and works in Phoenix, AZ. Urso creates performance, video, and drawings that explore endurance, persistence, and change, and ignored or forgotten moments and places. She is a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant recipient and has exhibited in Arizona, New York, Colorado, Mexico City, and Rio de Janeiro. Jen received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and has attended artist residencies in Virginia and Wisconsin. In Arizona, Urso’s passion for expressing the perceived emptiness of the desert has allowed her to create images that represent the complexity and density around all of us. Her past exhibitions have captured transformations, moments and places that are overlooked or forgotten, and fortitude through video, pictures, and abstract drawings.

Artist Bio / CV

Solo shows...
the things in between, Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ, 2011
White Space, Artlink A.E. England Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, 2010
abrupt instabilities, Gallery 11/14, Tempe, AZ, 2005
disordering orderly disorder, The Icehouse, Phoenix, AZ, 2004
what you see when you’re looking, @Central Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, 2004

Select group and 2-person shows...
2010
Open for Business, ASU Art Museum, Tempe, AZ, 2010
Dust to Dust: Remains in the Desert, Salon Covadonga, Mexico City, Mexico, 2010
Disruptive Momentum: Current Work by Leading Phoenicians, Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ, 2010
2009
Paper Narratives, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO
Her Work is a Red Herring, The Screening Room, Tucson, AZ
2008
Durex Inventario Vide O Muro, Durex Arte Contemporanea, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Juried All Media Exhibition, Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Supermasochist, apexart, New York, NY
Circulation, Gallery Kunstler, Rochester, NY
2007
Super Fluid, Paradise Valley Community College, Paradise Valley, AZ
southwestNET: drawing outside the lines, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Contemporary Forum Artist Grant Winners, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Peripheral, The Icehouse, Phoenix, AZ
2006
Phoenix: The Land of Somewhere..., Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ
I can’t quite place it..., Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
100% Centennial, Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2005
Grounded, The Icehouse, Phoenix, AZ
thinking too much, eye lounge, Phoenix, AZ, 2004
Chopped, Sota Gallery, Richmond, VA
Young Installation Artists & Sculptors Invitational, Dinnerware Arts, Tucson, AZ
2003
New Work: Jennifer Urso & David Dauncey, Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ
together in nothing with everything, eye lounge, Phoenix, AZ
2002
electric bloodflow, eye lounge, Phoenix, AZ

Education...
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, B.F.A. Art, conc: Painting & Sculpture, May 1996
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, MFA Art Practice, 2013



Grants and Other...
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, 2009
Finalist, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Terrazzo Floor design, 2008
Pierogi Brooklyn Flat Files 2007-present
Contemporary Forum Artist’s Materials Grant, Phoenix Art Museum, 2006