About the artist

Gabrielle Jennings is an artist, writer and Associate Professor teaching in the Graduate Art program at the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena. Jennings' visual work blends media critique with the autobiographical, often appropriating from television and magazines. Jennings' solo show "Country Roads" in Los Angeles, paired the ‘back to the land’ movement of the ‘70s, with television shows from the same era like Little House on the Prairie and Green Acres.

Jennings has edited a collection of essays for University of California Press Abstract Video: The Moving Image in Contemporary Art. This groundbreaking volume includes a diverse set of essays centered around the question of abstraction in the moving image arts.

Jennings has been artist in residence at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin and 200 Gertrude Street Artist Spaces, Melbourne and has been honored with support from such organizations as the Art Matters Fellowship, Philip Morris Kunstforderung, and the Samsung Faculty Enrichment Grant. Among others, writers Harold Fricke, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, and Jan Tumlir have written about her work.

Jennings has a BFA from the University of California, San Diego, and an MFA from ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena.

Jennings lives and works in Los Angeles.

CONTACT: studio@gabriellejennings [dot] com


Abstract Video: The Moving Image in Contemporary Art


Writing on Jennings' work: (click on bold text for pdf)

2007 "Frieze", Figure/Ground Exhibition Catalogue, Jan Tumlir

2000 Cross Female, Exhibition Catalogue texts: "Cross female, cross…", Barbara Höffer and Valeria Schulte-Fischedick, "Shifting of Femaleness between Externality and Interiority", Jessica Ullrich

2000 "Always Greener", Exhibition Catalogue, Mark Breitenberg & David Cross

2000 "Underpasses Alive", The Age, Melbourne, Always Greener exhibition review Robert Nelson

1998 "Patterns of Intention", review, Art Papers, September/October, Cay Sophie Rabinowitz

1998 "Reverie", catalogue, Ein bißchen schön, Somewhat Beautiful, Harald Fricke

1998 "Mir Schwan", exhibition invitation text, Tabea Metzel, Künstlerhaus Bethanien

1998 BE Magazine, "Model worlds", Tabea Metzel, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

1998 Berlin Art Diary, Dominic Eichler, Art Net

1996 A Small Fortune, catalogue, essay "Precious Objects", Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe

1996 "Persona", catalogue essays, Hamza Walker, Diana Thater, Liz Kotz, Susan Stryker


Recent Courses:

On Absence (Fall 2019)

Essay, Film, Art

The Crisis of Everything: Post-Representation and the Moving Image

Radical Cut-Up

Stop It & Just Do

Abstract Video: The Moving Image in Contemporary Art

Abstract Video: Narrative