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. Most recently, Jennings' solo show "Country Roads" in Los Angeles, paired the back to the land movement of the 1970's, 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 Art Center College of Design, Pasadena.
Jennings lives and works in Los Angeles.
CONTACT: studio@gabriellejennings [dot] com
Writing on Jennings' work: (click on bold text for pdf)
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 "Underpasses Alive", The Age, Melbourne, Always Greener exhibition review Robert Nelson
1998 "Patterns of Intention", review, Art Papers, September/October, Cay Sophie Rabinowitz
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 "Persona", catalogue essays, Hamza Walker, Diana Thater, Liz Kotz, Susan Stryker
Essay, Film, Art
The Crisis of Everything: Post-Representation and the Moving Image
Stop It & Just Do
Abstract Video: The Moving Image in Contemporary Art
Abstract Video: Narrative