Jenny Hager

Jenny Hager

Los Angeles, CA, United States

About Jenny Hager

Interest to me as of recent is the investigation of an ambiguous, constructed, and animated space that utilizes open, abstracted imagery in order to bypass or delay immediate recognition and access a state of suspended wonder. Central to this is the creation of painting as palimpsest through process, negation, and reinterpretation in the service of exploring the tension between the explicable and in-explicable, whether it be celestial, spiritual, the natural world, or other. By injecting subtexts through formal elements such as pressure, design, asymmetrical balance and a juxtaposition of painting languages, I hope to disrupt the viewer from a set perspective.

Jenny Hager lives and works in Los Angeles


Knox College, Vermont Studio Center, New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture, University of Pennsylvania School of Design, Ox-Bow Residency: Recipient of two Joan Mitchell Foundation Grants. Exhibits with Durden and Ray.


 Exchange Rates, The Bushwick International Expo, Norte Maar, Brooklyn, NY
 Dragnet, Durden and Ray, Manhattan Beach Creative Art Center, Manhattan
Beach, CA
 Yokohama Triennal, Yokohama, Japan
 Benefit Exhibition Ballet X, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 “The Story of the Creative”, SEE/Exhibition Space, New York City, NY
 Mas Attack, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
 Benefit Exhibition Ballet X, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
 Tarfest, Los Angeles, CA
 “Abstracting Landscape”, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
 “Panoply”, Gallery 533, Los Angeles, CA
 “Artist Wanted”, catalog form, to participate in Scope, Miami
 Venice Art Walk
 Solo exhibition, Indie Collective, Los Angeles, CA

 “Contemporary Art in Every Home in Highland Park”, Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 “Landscapes and Objects of a Disquieting Effect”, solo exhibition, Indie Collective, Los Angeles, CA
 “Artistic Legacy of Mercedes Matter: The Knox College Students of Matter”, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA
 Venice Art Walk, Venice, CA
 “Tarfest”, Los Angeles, CA
 “Enormous Tiny Art Show”, The Living Room, Silver Lake, CA
 “Spatial Conditions”, 643 Project Space, Ventura, CA.
 Artist Haven Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

 “Open Show”, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
 “Ebon Flow”, solo exhibition, Indie Collective, Los Angeles, CA
 Galesburg Art Center, Galesburg, IL
 Santa Monica Arts Studio, Los Angeles, CA
 “Inquiry”, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
 “All well that begins well and has no end”, 80 WSE Gallery, New York, NY

 Pharmaka, “Small Wonders 2”, Los Angeles, CA
 Tarfest, Los Angeles, CA
 “Art, August, and AC”, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
 LA Artcore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA
 “Furious! The Angry Show”, Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery, Atlanta, GA
 Part of Phyllis Green’s project for Pillow Talk, curated by Mery Lynn McCorkle, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 Primo Piano LivinGallery, “Effimero Meraviglioso”, Lecce, Italy
 Pharmaka, “Small Wonders”, Los Angeles, CA
 Perlow-Stevens Gallery, Columbia, MO
 Cue Foundation, Joan Mitchell Grant Recipient Exhibition, New York, NY
 Riverside Art Museum, “Off the Wall”, Riverside, CA
 Chop Shop, Los Angeles, CA
 Kraft Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 Santa Monica College Faculty Exhibition, 2002 – 2011
 Arena Division 1, in conjunction with “Santa Monica Originals”, Santa Monica, CA
, Superbowl Commercial, Los Angeles, CA
 Edgemar Center for the Art, Benefit for Third World Education, Santa Monica, CA
 Ohm Salon and Gallery, Venice, CA
 LA Farm, West Los Angeles, CA
 New Abstraction, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE
 Virtual Exhibition, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

 Young Talent Exhibition, Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT
 “Sex, Death, and the Subconscious”, Solo Exhibition, Ford Gallery, Galesburg, IL

 Cohen, Pederson, and Fox Gallery, New York City, NY
 “Next Exit”, Group Exhibition, Esther Klein Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
 Large Print Exhibition, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
 Solo Exhibition, Blauhaus Independent Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Meyerson Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
 Folio Print Exhibition, Burrison Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
 Tyler University Selected Prints Exhibition, Tyler University, Philadelphia, PA
 MFA Exhibition, September 1997-1998, Meyerson Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

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