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Jennifer Rospert
updated: 10/08/2015
website: jenniferrospert.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Portfolio Keywords:  dreams, gender/sexuality, identity, psychological, figurative
 
 
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graphite
2008
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graphite
2008
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graphite & watercolor
2008
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graphite & pastel
2008
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2008
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graphite, color pencel, & enamel
2008
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graphite and pastel
2008
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graphite and carbon paper
2008
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graphite
2011
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graphite & watercolor
2008
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Artist Statement
These most current drawings emerge from an ongoing amusement with imagistic tendencies, figurative fence-sitting, dream cultivating, and a wealth of other psychosomatic absurdities.  

The figures represented often function as my minions, ‘imps of the perverse’, and fantastical psychological projections that resist their anti-gravity environments. They are first constructed as a miniature plaster mass with familiar and humanoid characteristics, often void of emotive distinction, and whose personality will rely on the random artificial environment it had the misfortune to be born into.

Invented narrative form is seemingly didactic, but no more so than an inkblot test.    

Additional characters, symbols, toys, restraining devices, critters, and entertainers are here for your amusement only.



“Arrange whatever pieces come your way.”
-Virginia Wolf


“The events of childhood do not pass, but repeat themselves like seasons of the year.”
-Eleanor Farjeon


“If you can remember dreams of flying and soaring like a bird, or dancing, or singing more perfectly than you ever thought possible, you know that no second-hand account of such events could ever give you the thrill you felt in the dream.”
-Gayle Delaney


“The only permanent rule in Calvinball is that you can’t play it the same way twice.”
-Calvin

Artist Bio / CV

EDUCATION
2003    MFA Painting & Printmaking, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
2000    Post-Baccalaureate in Fine Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.
1997      BA Psychology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
            
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2005-present    

Assistant Professor of Art – Drawing, University of Central Arkansas


RECENT SHOWS

2011

Drawing in the Expanded Field,  Colorado State University Hatten Gallery, Deanna Petherbridge, juror.

2010 

31st Annual Paper in Particular, Columbia College, MO

Baker Arts Center, Liberal, Kansas 

 

2009  

22nd McNeese National Works on Paper, McNeese State      University, Lake Charles, LA.

Works on Paper, RDF Gallery, Swainsboro Georgia.

30th Annual Paper in Particular, Columbia College, Missouri.


2008        

Squirrel-O-Rama, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
AIR, International Artists Residencies - Budapest/Balatonfured/Csopak, Vizivarosi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.