BIO

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.


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EDUCATION

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

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 "Unquestionable Optimism", Bart Show, Johannes Vogt, East Hampton, NY
2017 "Cut Up/Cut Out", Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
2016 "Mirror, Mirror", Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY
2016 "UNTITLED", Eric Firestone Gallery, 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

AWARDS/GRANTS

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

LECTURES

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

COLLECTIONS

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

PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONS/MURALS

2017 Mural & Installation, “Ooze”, McDermott, Will & Emery, Miami, Fl
2016 Mural, “Drip Down”, Hard Rock Stadium, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2015 Mural, Facebook Headquarters, Menlo Park, CA
2015 Mural, The Surf Lodge, Montauk, NY
2015 Mural, “Technicolor Ooze”, Culver City, CA
2014 Installation, “Driptych”, Billboard installation, Art City Project, San Francisco, CA
2014 Mural, “Meltdown”, Miami International Airport, Miami, FL
2013 Mural, “Cosmic Explosion”, Vornado, Washington, D.C.
2011 Sculpture & Mural, “Wormhole” & “Drippy”, Fashion Outlets of Chicago, Rosemont, IL
2011 Mural, “Acid Free”, Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2008 Mural, Sagamore Hotel, Miami Beach, FL