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Jenifer R. Stern

Freelance Sculptor & Drawer

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Location:Marlton, New Jersey, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/jeniferrstern
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Jenifer R Stern was born 1974 in Mesa, Arizona. Far from the stereotypical barrenness, Stern’s youthful desert was populated with layers of wonders and creatures, some of whom only she could see. Early attempts to capture their likeness in drawings gave way to the more satisfying third dimension of sculpture.

Stern’s mixed media sculptures raise questions about identity and how we define ourselves with contemporary culture. Her figurative work is an interpretation of the many facets of identity, which she addresses with a multi-layered approach to building form. Stern’s sculptures are a visual experience of how emotions, chance impressions and pivotal experiences mold and alter us. Recognizable and yet alien, her work traverses the landscape of her own experiences and observations.

Stern received a BFA in Sculpture from Arizona State University in 2005 and her MFA in Sculpture at the Academy of Art University in 2011. She is currently pursuing her Art Education Teaching Certificate at Moore College of Art and anticipates receiving her certification in 2012.

Education
Current pursing my teaching certification in Art Education at Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
2011 MFA, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
2005 BFA, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Awards
2004 Arizona State University, Dean’s list
2001 University of Washington, Dean’s list
1994 Mesa Community College Student Art Show, Best of 3-D Category

Solo Exhibitions
2000 Trying to Breathe, Shoe Building, Seattle, WA

Group Exhibitions
2011 “Art from Detritus: Recycling with Imagination”, Brooklyn, NY
2010 “Art from Detritus: Recycling with Imagination”, New York, NY
2010 An ‘Eve’ning, Think Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2007 Opening, Paulina Miller Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2006 Evidence, Paulina Miller Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2005 First Friday at The Basement, The Basement, Phoenix, AZ
2005 Melting Point, A Cold War Flash-Forward, The Icehouse, Phoenix, AZ
2005 Visual Murmurs, BFA Sculpture Exhibition, Gallery 100 ASU, Tempe,
AZ
2005 ASU Neon, Rezurrection Gallery, Tempe, AZ
2004 Mentorship, The Window Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2004 Beyond Postmodernism, Paulina Miller Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2004 Collective Inferno, Rezurrection Gallery, Tempe, AZ
2004 Metroscapes, Icehouse, Phoenix, AZ
2003 Undergraduate Juried Show, Harry Wood Art Gallery, ASU, Tempe, AZ
2003 Hatch- Emerging Video Artists from Otis College, Egyptian Theater
Film Forum, L.A., CA
2000 Art Drill, University of Washington Art School show, Seattle, WA
1999 Bazaar, The Fenix, Seattle, WA, 1999.
1998 Wendy K. Something, Higher Ground, Tempe, AZ

Bibliography
Selina Schuh Dopp, "First Friday Round-up," Contact Magazine, 2006, 60 – 61.

Commissions
Dan Fante, Hands representing clients wife, cast in Bronze

Collections
Jill Anderson Acton
Lance Alder
Benjamin Anderson
Dana Barbieri
Jeremy Nothum
Paul Ramirez III
Julie Reed
Cassidy Row

Teaching
2007 Guest Artist/Teaching at ASU, Tempe, AZ
2005 Certified Art Instructor, Kidzart, Scottsdale, AZ
2002 Foundry Teacher’s Assistant, Otis College of Art and Design, L. A., CA

Private Commissions
2007 Sculpture Commission – Dan Fante, Tempe, AZ
1999 Commissioned Props designer, Theater Schmeater, Seattle, WA
1992 Band/orchestra logo design, Mesa High School, Mesa, AZ

Gallery Representation
2004 – 2008 Paulina Miller Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
1999 Representatives of artwork, Portage Bay Goods Seattle, WA
1997 - 1998 Representatives of artwork, Gallery Attendant, East 7th Art
Market, Tempe, AZ
Other Art Related Employment
2010 – 2011 Autopsy Bears – Prototype Designer of Toy Collection, Tucson, AZ
2007 – 2009 Mama Java’s – Barista, Art Gallery Coordinator, Phoenix, AZ
2005 - 2006 Jerry’s Artarama – Buyer/Merchandiser of Art Supplies, Tempe, AZ
2004 - 2005 Scottsdale Center for the Arts – Protection Services, Gallery Attendant, Scottsdale, AZ
2004 – 2005 Arizona State University – Sculpture Shop Technician, Clean and performed upkeep on tools, organized tool crib, checked out tools to students, helped students with projects, Tempe, AZ
2003 - 2004 Kinko’s – Floater, Customer Service, Cashier, Tempe, AZ
2002 - 2003 Kinko’s – Colour/BW key operator, Binding, Laminating, Cashier, Customer Service, Tucson, AZ
2002 Thompsen’s Associates – Set up website, clerical work for Art Representative, L.A., CA
2001 – 2002 Otis College of Art and Design - Shop Technician, Clean and performed upkeep on tools, checked out tools to students, gave demos on tools, helped students with projects, Los Angeles, CA
1999 - 2001 Kinko’s – Colour/BW Key Operator, Binding, Graphic Design, Laminating, Cashier, Seattle, WA
1998 - 1999 Yen Lui Photography Lab - Colour corrections for film, Picture Framer, Organized Framing Dept., Seattle, WA
1996 - 1997 Dalzell, Inc. – Performed finishing work on professional photography, Delivered finished work, Tempe, AZ
1996 - 1997 Sharon Segi – Made wax molds and soldered pieces for jewelry artist, Tempe, AZ
1996 Kinko’s – Colour/BW key operator, Binding, Graphic Design, Laminating, Cashier, Tempe, AZ
1993 - 1995 Mesa Community College – Photo-lab technician, Mesa, AZ
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