Jen Shepard is a painter, sculptor and installation artist originally from East Texas who now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Jen’s work is about exploring the mysteries of the universe and imagining separate and parallel realities and worlds. She’s deeply interested in particle physics, spirituality, the afterlife, ghosts, weather phenomenon, metaphysics, divination, and all things mysterious. Jen is also a graphic designer, art and design educator, and occasional curator. She holds an MFA in painting from the University of Texas at Tyler and also achieved her MS in graphic design from Pratt Institute. She has taught and curated at Pratt Institute and has been awarded residencies at The Vermont Studio Center (2019), The Wassaic Project (2016, 2018), and The School of Visual Arts (2009). Recent exhibitions include A Hole in the Sky, a solo exhibition at Urbano Cellars in Berkeley, California (2018); Forces of Nature, an online solo feature on Spotte Art's Artsy page (2018); The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, a 2-person exhibition with Daniel Weiner at Automat Gallery, Philadephia, PA (2017); Vagabond Time Killers at The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY (2017); Particular Process at Lorimoto Gallery, Ridgewood, NY (2017); Primary Gesture, as part of Pratt Institute's alumni exhibition at Pratt Institute Steuben Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2017). Her work was also recently featured in the Pratt Alumni booth at Untitled Art, Miami (2018) and can be found in the Morgan Lehman Gallery flat files and the Fidelity Mutual Corporate Collection. Additionally Shepard’s work has been featured in the Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York flat file (2018). Shepard is non-exclusively represented by Spotte Art and is a contributor to The Coastal Post.
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