Paintings and Wall Hangings by Jenifer Kent
Jenifer Kent
Jenifer Kent

Jenifer Kent

Petaluma, CA

Born in New Jersey in 1971, Jenifer Kent received her BFA from Rutgers University in 1994, and MFA from Mills College in 1999. She currently lives in Northern California and has exhibited in locations there such as the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art & the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. Recently, Jenifer’s work was selected for inclusion in the West Marin Journal, New American Paintings and the Drawing Discourse Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing at UNC Asheville. She illustrated Thich Nhat Hanh’s Moments of Mindfulness and has been awarded an Artist in Residence at Wildlands, Kala Art Institute and the Lucid Arts Foundation. Her work is in the Alameda County Arts Collection as well as numerous private collections. Jenifer is represented in San Francisco by the Dolby Chadwick Gallery.
Q&A

What is your favorite material to work with?

"I love drawing with very small Micron pens for fine detail and texture."
-- Jenifer Kent
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What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?

"When people see my work, I want them to really slow down and spend time looking at it, to physically zoom in to the detail, and find a moment of pause within their day."
-- Jenifer Kent
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What motivates and inspires you?

"I am inspired by nature, by being outside, by slowing down the pace of everyday life to observe what is around me."
-- Jenifer Kent
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What makes a space special?

"I like spaces that are minimal, with simple spare furnishings, a sparse palette, and natural textures."
-- Jenifer Kent
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What’s unique about your work?

"My work is quiet and minimalist, but showcases a rigorous approach to mark-making."
-- Jenifer Kent
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How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?

"I think sometimes the accumulation of lines and marks in my pieces created a texture that is almost 3D and which moves into and beyond the surface of the piece."
-- Jenifer Kent
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What funny moments, unexpected surprises, or obstacles have you encountered?

"I love seeing where my work ends up and how people incorporate it into their homes and spaces."
-- Jenifer Kent
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