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Jenifer R. Stern

Freelance Sculptor & Drawer

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Location:Wenonah, New Jersey, United States
Phone: 602.478.9333
Website: http://www.jeniferstern.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/jeniferrstern
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www.jeniferstern.com, deja42artgallery.com

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
within 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, her MFA in Sculpture
at the Academy of Art University in 2011 and her Art Education Teaching Certificate at
Moore College of Art in 2013. She is currently creating and teaching art and
resides in South New Jersey with her son and her father.

Education
2013 Post-Bacc. 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
2017 Stages of Life/ People in the Wood, McArt a la Carte, Woodbury, NJ
2016 Pop Up Art Show, Burgundy and Brushes, Swedesboro, NJ
2000 Trying to Breathe, Shoe Building, Seattle, WA

Group Exhibitions
2019 Act 1, Deja 42 Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2019 Worlds within Worlds, Deja 42 Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2019 Metahumans, Monsters, and Myths, Deja 42 Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2017-18 Art Exhibit, Dr. Ross Beitzel Art Gallery RCGC, Sewell, NJ
2016 Fused Underground 4, Tattooed Mom, Philadelphia, PA
2016 Fused Underground 3, Tattooed Mom, Philadelphia, PA
2015 Fused Underground 2, Tattooed Mom, Philadelphia, PA
2015 Fused Underground 1, Tattooed Mom, Philadelphia, PA
2015 Halloween Show, 2 Church St. Art & Craft Gallery, Mt. Holly, NJ
2015 Art Show, Tattooed Mom’s, Philadelphia, PA
2014 A Night of Art, Film and Cupcakes, Tattooed Mom’s, Philadelphia, PA
2014 SeeMe Takeover, See.Me | Exhibition, NYC, NY
2013 Creative Risings, Art Takes Paris, See.Me | Exhibition, New York, NY
2013 The Story of the Creative, See.Me | Exhibition, New York, NY
2013 Casting 2, Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, Philadelphia, PA
2013 Casting, Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, Philadelphia, PA
2012 Metal, Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, Philadelphia, PA
2012 Spring Fling, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY
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
Donald and Cheri Henney
Jeremy Nothum
Christine and Chuck Patrick
Paul Ramirez III
Julie Reed
Cassidy Row
Julie Salsbery

Teaching
2014/Current Adjunct Professor, Widener University, Chester, PA
2014/Current Art Educator, JRS Studios, Wenonah, NJ
2012/Current Haverford School for Boys, Art Substitute, Haverford, PA
2012/Current Moore College of Art & Design, Youth Art Instructor, Philadelphia, PA
2015/18 McArts a la Carte, Woodbury, NJ
2015/18 Burgundy and Brushes, Swedesboro, NJ
2015 Visiting Artist at Nazareth Academy High School, Philadelphia, PA
2014 Art Instructor, John C Anderson Community Center, Philadelphia, PA
2013/18 Art Instructor, City of Philadelphia Senior Art Camp, Philadelphia, PA
2013/15 Art Instructor, Artist Network University, Online
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
2019 Ceramic Commission - Carole O'Laughlin, Philadelphia, PA
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
2019/Current Deja 42 Art Gallery - Co-gallery owner, Philadelphia, PA
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
Skills (2) Rating
Sculpting
Drawing