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Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2011 Community Beacons, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
Kinetic Light Drums, Center of Sience and Industry, Columbus, OH

2010 Labyrinth. Rankin Gallery, Ferris University, Big Rapids, MI
Kinetic Light Drums, Fort Jay, Governors Island, New York, NY
Solastalgia, Jenn Figg and Tricia Keightley, Project4 Gallery, Washington, DC
Forest Thrall, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA

2009 Terra Incognita, Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA
Faux Naturel, Metro Space Gallery, Richmond VA

2006 Excontinuity. Gallery 1434, UCSB, CA

2005 Resonance. Gallery 25, Fresno, CA

Group Exhibitions

2011 Community Beacons, Ingenuity Festival, Cleveland OH (upcoming)
To Scale, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA
Making the Crab, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
Art : Film / Film : Art, Diane Kidd Gallery, Tiffin University, Tiffin, OH
Kinetic Light Drums, Brite Winter Festival, Cleveland, OH

2010 Camgeran 2010, National Museum of Glass, Eskisher, Turkey
Floating Islands, Building 110, Governors Island, New York, NY
Storyline Transports: Shadow and Light. Chicago, IL
Datura, part of Savage Gardens. Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus, OH
Fugitive Video Project, Various Locations

2009 Accessibility 2009, Cleveland State Community College, Cleveland, TN (catalog)
Dublin Electronic Arts Festival, Dublin, Ireland
(June 20 - August 23) New American Talent 24. Curated by Hamza Walker. Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TX
(January 12 - April 12) Ephemerality. Schuylkill Center, Philadelphia, PA

2008 (November 5 - 20) Narrative Shorts Film + Video Festival. Curated by Jason Tannen. University Art Gallery, Chico, CA
(October 18 - Dec 21) KY7 Biennial, LAL Gallery, Lexington, KY
(September 24 - Oct 12) Digital Fringe, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne, Australia
Marlboro Gallery Juried Exhibition, Marlboro Gallery, Largo, MD
Sublime Landscape. Project 4, Washington, DC
dis / identiftcation. In collaboraton with Danah Bella, Salvador Barajas, and John Priestly. Albig Studio Theatre, Radford University, Radford, VA
New Waves. Curated by Anne Surak. Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA

2007 Sonotube. Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
High Five: Emerging Art in America. CW Network, Burbank, CA
Terminus Thesis Exhibition. University Art Museum, UCSB, CA
Hand-Made. Women’s Center Gallery, UCSB, CA
Carpinteria Vally Arts Council Juried Exhibition. 855 at The Arts Center, Carpinteria, CA
Elemental Tangents. University Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA
The Morning After. Gallery 1434, UCSB, CA

2006 Plump Little Acrobats. Perch Art Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
All Things Creative. Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB
Labor Exchange: How Much For a Buck? Open Container Project. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA
159.33333¯. Gallery 1434, UCSB, CA
Collabyrinth. Gallery 1434, UCSB, CA

2005 Silver Stars, Gold Stars. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Synthedgemony. Gallery 1434, UCSB, CA
New Members Invitational. Gallery 25, Fresno, CA
Then and Now. Silah Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Awards and Fellowships

2011 Great Lakes College Association New Directions Initiative
Mesaros Artist Grant
Kenyon College Community Development Fund Project Grant

2010 Mesaros Visiting Artist, Kenyon College (2010-2011)
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space Residency
Millay Colony Residency
Smack Mellon Hot Picks

2009 The MacDowell Colony Artist Residency
Accessibility 2009 Artist Residency
Virginia Commonwealth University Doctoral Fellowship

2008 New Waves First Prize, Contemporary Art Center of VA
Doctoral Fellowship, VCU

2007 Doctoral Fellowship, VCU
Pre-Doctoral Travel Grant, UCSB
Graduate Fellowship Award, UCSB

2006 Interdisciplinary Humanities Center Honorarium, UCSB
Brython Davis Endowment Graduate Fellowship, UCSB
Graduate Fellowship Award, UCSB
Abrams Grant, UCSB Women’s Center, UCSB
Humanities / Social Sciences Research Grant, UCSB

2005 Graduate Fellowship Award, UCSB
Educational Research Project Grant, California State University, Fresno, CA


2010 Abovitz, Mindy. “Bang On, Bang Off.” TomTom Magazine. September Issue.
Holloway, Shannon. “Jenn Figg.” Art202, Episode 14. DC Commission on the Arts. August 14.
TomTom Magazine, "Kinetic Light Drums on Governors Island" featured video, August 12
Evans, Anne. “Savage Gardens Eating Up the Conservatory.” Columbus Underground. July 9.
Pogrebin, R. “Exotic Isle for Artists, Right in the City.” New York Times: Art and Design. June 1.
Judkis, Maura. “Jenn Figg and Tricia Keightly.” April 30.
 “Jenn Figg and Tricia Keightly.” April 29.
Legetic, S. “Jenn Figg and Tricia Keightly at Project4.” Brightest Young Things.  April 23.
Mathis, Sommer. “Weekend Picks. Jenn Figg and Tricia Keightly.” April 23.
“The Metal is Greener: Brave New Landscape.” ArtsBeat: Weekend Pass.  The Express. April 22.
Annas, T. “Journey Through a Primordial Jungle in VA Beach.” The Virginian-Pilot. March 29.
Pobrebin, R.  “Artists Arrive on Governor’s Island.”  The New York Times: Artsbeat.  March 16.
Fogarty, Kathleen.  “The Power to Create.”  Tidewater Women.  March.
“Jenn Figg: Forest Thrall.” Minds Wide Open, Virginia Women in the Arts. February 4.
“Jenn Figg: Forest Thrall.” Chesapeake Friends of the Arts. February 4.

2009 Gallegos, Vincent.  “Recap: Salon Contra with Jenn Figg and Jeffry Cudlin.” Nov 5.
Putman, Yolanda.  “Making Art Accessible.”  Chattanooga Times Free Press.  Oct 17.
Campello, F. Lennox.  “Fall 2009 Solos at the Arlington Arts Center.”  Sept 28.
“Accessibility 2009: Sustainability.”  Cleveland Daily Banner.  Sept 27.
Bowring, Tim.  “In Conversation with Jenn Figg.”  Zero Hour.  97.3 WRIR.  April 10 & 17.
Hammer, Andrea.  “Embracing Nature In A Race Against Time.”  The Bulletin.  February 2.
Cannon, Nicole.  “Performance Without Permanence.”  The Star. January 22.
Brady, Shaun.  “You Can’t Take it With You.”  Philadelphia City Paper.  January, 20.

2008 Barbera, Bob. "Artists Review Artists: Jenn Figg." Thinking About Art. October 3.
Annas, Teresa. “Art: New Waves 2008." The Virginian-Pilot. May 22.
Dijulio, Betsy. “Contemporary Art in the Commonwealth.” Portfolio Magazine. May 13.
Haikes, Belinda. “Interview with Jenn Figg. Life, The Universe, and Art. February 21.

2007 Pagel, David. “The Impulse Behind High5 is Profoundly American.” High5 Catalog.
Gardner, Colin. The Mirror Crack'd: On the Uses and Abuses of Formalism for Life. UCSB MFA Catalog.
Silverstein, Amy. “Masters at Work: Nine MFA Candidates.” Daily Nexus. May 17.
Woodard, Josef. “Art Review: Terminus.” Santa Barbara News Press. May 4.
Woodard, Josef. “Stepping Ahead: Art Review.” Santa Barbara News Press. Apr 13.
Elemental Tangents. Ed. Jefferson Clarke. Exhibition Catalog.

2005 Munro, Donald. “Gallery 25, Fig Tree Rock.” The Fresno Bee. Nov 13, 2005. P. L8.

2004. Sierra Art Trails 2004. Ed. Jacqueline Kurtt. Exhibition Catalog. 2004.


Ongoing Media, Art, and Text Doctoral Student, Virgina Commonwealth University, VA
2007 Masters in Fine Art, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
1996 Bachelor of Fine Art, Rhode Island School of Design, RI


Jenn Figg was born and raised in Central California. She is currently living in Baltimore, Maryland, where she is
an Assistant Professor at Towson Unversity.



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