Week 12 Artist Conversation – Jennifer Chen
Enrique Plascencia 04 – 14 -16
Exhibition Information – Artist – Jennifer Chen
Exhibition – Succession
Media – Printmaking, ink. Screenprint, gloss, photos, google images
Gallery – CSULB School of Art, Mark J Gatov Gallery West
Website – none
Instagram – none
About the Artist – Jennifer is an artist, majoring in printmaking, she is a graduate as
she got her Bachelors degree in biology and is getting her masters degree in printmaking
Background – before returning to school, she worked for health corporations that help
people, she is experienced in printmaking for about 20 years.As a career she says that she
will be teaching a printmaking class next semester and hopes to continue to do so in the
future. Some of her interest are nature and finding interesting images.
Her work is based on photos of landscapes, maps, which she finds from google maps
which are abstract but still somewhat detailed. Some other prints were based on
what looked like graffiti, they had text, were smaller than the other prints and didn’t have
Many of the works have many lines, shapes, as well as dark, cool colors , much of her
work varies in size, there is some texture as some of them pop out and appear 3d.
She adds some gloss medium to some of her prints to make them shinier.
She says that she makes some of her prints bigger than others based on the importance of
the image, as she wants people to see all the details and see things that they may not see
at first glance and if it were smaller. She also says that she has even included a print of
the school camps, which many might have not noticed.
She says that some of her work is based on her education in biology, as well as changes
in nature. Ideas of her work include photos of landscapes, places that have been through
floods, fires and other things.
i saw Jennifer’s work at the printmaking lab before the gallery, it is good to see her work
as in my opinion it is really good and inspiring. it takes a lot of long and hard work to
make work that is really big. I liked two of her prints that were mix of purples, pinks and
violets, which looked very nice. In conclusion, it was a good conversation.
Here are some photos.