Jen Stark was born in Miami, Florida in 1983 and received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2005, majoring in fibers with a minor in animation. Her artwork mimics intricate patterns and colors found in nature while exploring ideas of replication and infinity. Although Stark is most recognized for her paper sculptures, she has explored a variety of media including wood, metal, paint, plexi and animation.

Stark has exhibited globally with major shows in NYC, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Thailand and Canada. Her work is included in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the West Collection, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale and MOCA Miami among others.

Stark lives and works in Los Angeles.



2005  BFA (Magna Cum Laude), Major in Fibers, Minor in Animation, Maryland Institute College of Art , Baltimore, MD
2004  Study Abroad Program, Center for Art and Culture, Aix-en-Provence, France


2013  "Vortextural", Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2012  "To The Power Of", Martha Otero Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011   "Tunnel Vision", City Arts Center, Oklahoma City, OK

2009  "The Beginning of the End", LMAK Projects, New York, NY

2008  "Solo Exhibition", The Art Gallery at Government Center, Miami, FL
2008  "Much-much", Civilian Art Projects, Washington, DC
2008  "Place in Space", Carol Jazzar, Miami, FL

2007  "Little By Little", Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007  "Primaries", LMAK Projects, New York, NY        
2007  "When The Colors Awoke", Bas Fisher Invitational, Miami, FL


2015  "Piece by Piece: Building a Collection", Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

2014  "Somewhere Between Creation and Destruction", University of Hartford, West Hardford, CT
2014  "I think it’s in my head", Girls Club Collection, Ft. Lauderdale, FL      
2014  "Way Out West", The Art City Project: public art exhibition, San Franscisco, CA
2014  "Dazed and Confused", Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hamptons, NY

2013  "Summer Reading", The Hole Gallery, NYC, NY       
2013  "Paper Works: The Art and Science of an Extraordinary Material", Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA

2012  "40 under 40: Craft Futures", The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, DC                       
2012  "Color Theory: The Use of Color in Contemporary Art", Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA
2012  "Following the Line", Girls Club Collection, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2011  "Spectra I", Future Tense, London, UK       
2011  "Space Out", Space In, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011  "Double Rainbow Rainbow", Show and Tell Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2011  "Aesthetics and Values", Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL       
2011  "Paper Cuts, Fullerton College Art Gallery", Fullerton, CA

2010  "Legal Tender", Martha Otero Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010  "Dadarhea", O.H.W.O.W, Miami, FL
2010  "Florida Contemporary 2010", Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL
2010  "Jen Stark & Rory Macarthur", Carol Jazzar, Miami, FL
2010  "SUBject/subJECT", Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, CA       
2010  "The Real Thing", Ipswich Art Gallery, Ipswich, Australia
2010  "Free Size", Sinudom Screen-printing Factory, Bangkok, Thailand
2010  "Friends of Friends", GARFO Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT       
2010  "Floating World Animation Fest", Show Cave Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010  "Compelled", Root Division, San Francisco, CA

2009  "Set To Manual , Girls’ Club Collection, Ft. Lauderdale, FL       
2009  "An Art Exhibition With a Cause", Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
2009  "Abstract Cinema, Museum of Contemporary Art", North Miami, FL
2009  "Collective Compulsions", Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA

2008  "Under the Influence", Girl’s Club Collection, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2008  "Optic Nerve X", Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
2008  "Thirteen/08", Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2008  "Portals", Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA

2007  "Littlest Sister", Spinello Gallery, Miami, FL
2007  "Waves", Civilian Art Projects, Washington, DC
2007  "Confluence", Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL       
2007  "Tiger in a Tropical Storm", Riviera Gallery, New York, NY
2007  "Life Size", Scion Installation Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007  "Potential", Twenty Twenty Projects, Miami, FL        
2007  "The People Under the Stairs", Locust Projects, Miami, FL

2006  "4th annual Flip-Book Festival: International Traveling Exhibition", Little Cakes Gallery, NYC, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA; Reg Vardy Gallery, UK
2006  "VERSION>06: Parallel Cities-Group Group show", Iron Studios Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005  "The Yard at Casa Lin", Casa Lin, Miami, FL
2005  "Artscape", Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD        
2005  "Co operate", Bas Fisher Invitational, Miami, FL        
2005  "Picture Window", Outdoor Installation on abandoned house, Baltimore, MD


2008  Winner of MOCA North Miami Optic Nerve 10th annual film festival, Miami, FL 2008      
2008  South Florida Cultural Consortium's Visual and Media Artists Fellowship, Miami, FL
2007  Artist Enhancement Grant, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Miami, FL


2014  “Art, Science and the Cosmos”, SCI-Arc, Los Angeles, CA, January 15
2013  “Art & Conversation with MOCA curator Alma Ruiz", Martha Otero Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, November 3
2012  “Visual Arts Thinkers Series”, Chapman University, Orange, CA, October 17


Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Miami International Airport, Miami, FL Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
The West Collection, Oaks, PA
The Christy & Bill Gautreaux Collection, Kansas City, MO
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR
Microsoft Art Collection, Redmond, WA The Goldman Collection, Miami, FL
The Girls Club Collection, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
The Sagamore Collection, Miami Beach, FL
Debra and Jeff Wechsler Collection, Miami, FL
Soho House Miami Collection, Miami Beach, FL