Jen Stark’s art is driven by her interest in conceptualizing visual systems to simulate plant growth, evolution, infinity, fractals, mimetic topographies, and sacred geometries. Using available materials—paper, wood, metal, paint—Stark strives to make work that balances on a razor’s edge of optical seduction and perceptual engagement. 

The resulting works often resemble organic, molecular, cloud-like structures, and are imbued with kinetic, undulating effects that serve to dislocate the viewer from staid reality into an immersive ecosphere of echoing patterns and the implausible designs found in nature. Even her vivid colors are in direct conversation with the natural world; the attractant/repellent properties of flowers encouraging pollination or insects warning birds of their poisonous traits, and the luminous mystery of phosphorescent sea creatures are among Stark’s concerns.

Via these corporeal abstractions, spectators are led onto the astral plane; there’s a transcendence to Stark’s work where the vibrational phases become a sacrosanct and curative experience for the viewer. Traces of mandalas or nautili reveal themselves as sacred geometric forms in Stark’s spiritual reservoir.

Stark’s ability to create atmospheric, minimal, naturalist configurations that only reveal themselves after deep engagement align her with the artistic legacies of Yayoi Kusama, Sol Lewitt, Tara Donovan, Tom Friedman, Andy Goldsworthy, Ernst Haeckel, and the Finish Fetish artists of 1960s Los Angeles.

Not limited to the confines of museums and galleries, Stark’s diverse practice—a series of sculptural objects that rely on a commitment to process and hypnotic repetition; charismatic wall works; widely seen murals; and intricately animated films—have been exhibited throughout the world.

Stark was born in Miami, Florida in 1983, and studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art, graduating in 2005. Since then, Stark has realized exhibitions globally, with major shows in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Thailand, and Canada. Her work is in the collections of 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


2019 “Dimensionality”, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY
2019 “Color Cascade”, Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, Oregon
2018 “Multiplicity”, Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
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


2019 “Blow UP II”, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
2019 “Your Favorite Artist’s Favorite Artist II”, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY
2018 “Elemental”, William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2018 "How They Ran", Over the Influence, Los Angeles, CA
2018 "A State of Infinite Division", Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2017 "Unquestionable Optimism", 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


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


2018 “The Universe of Jen Stark”, CoSM, Wappingers Falls, New York, May 11
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


2018 Sculpture, "Tunnel Vision", Santa Monica, CA
2017 Mural, "Chromatic Cascade", Arts District, Los Angeles, CA
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