Jennifer West is an artist, who for over 10 years, has gained international recognition for her explorations of materialism in film. Significant commissions include High Line Art, New York; the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, London; ICA, London; and the Aspen Art Museum, among others. West’s solo exhibitions include Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York; Tramway Art, Glasgow, Scotland; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle; Focal Point Gallery, Essex, UL; S1 Artspace, Sheffield, UK; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Kunstverein Nürnberg, Germany; Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK; White Columns, New York; Vilma Gold Gallery, London; and Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles. She is currently a resident at EMPAC, Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute and was an MIT List Visual Arts Center resident in 2011. West’s work has been included in numerous group exhibitions internationally at such venues as Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg; Kunsthalle Schirn, Frankfurt, Germany; Saatchi Gallery, London, UK; and Drawing Center, New York, to name a few. Her work is included in numerous public collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus; the Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France and San Francisco; the Saatchi Gallery, London, UK; the Rubell Family Collection, Miami; the Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Australia; and the Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK. She has lectured widely at such venues at the Tate Modern; ICA, London; LACMA; and Jewish Museum, New York, among many others. West’s writings have been published in Artforum and she has produced 10 artist books. Her work is the subject of a monograph and has been featured and reviewed art magazines such as Artforum, Frieze, Art in America and Modern Painters, among others. West is represented by Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York; Vilma Gold Gallery, London; and Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles. She received her BA from the Evergreen State College, Olympia and her MFA from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena.
Jennifer West, by Liz Ligon
Installation view: Jennifer West: Selected Films, High Line, New York, NY 2012
One Mile Film, 2012 (film still)
Skate the Sky, Tate Modern, London, 2009 (performance still)
Installation view: Aloe Vera and Butter, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, UK, 2012
Exploded Film Quilt, 2015