Jen Stark

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Jen Stark (born 1983 in Miami, Florida) is an American artist who lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Education[edit]

She studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), graduating in 2005 Magna Cum Laude with a BFA majoring in Fibers and a minor in Animation.[1]

Works[edit]

Stark is known for her repetitive, intricate sculptures which often resemble patterns in nature. Stark's hypnotic work mimics plant growth, evolution, topographical maps, infinity, fractals and the geometry of the universe. Although Stark is most recognized for her paper sculptures, she has explored a variety of media including wood, paint, mirrors, metal, and animation. Her signature creations combine a variety of materials that have acted as a catalyst for more established spiritual proclivity as expressed through hypnotic mandala-like configurations.

Jen Stark in front of her painting "Organic Drip"
Cosmic Shift, 2015, sculpture by Jen Stark
Cosmic Shift (detail), 2015, sculpture by Jen Stark
Radial Fragment (detail), 2017, mirror by Jen Stark

Awards[edit]

2008 Winner of the MOCA North Miami Optic Nerve 10th annual film festival
2008 Recipient of the South Florida Cultural Consortium's Visual and Media Artists Fellowship
2007 Recipient of an Artist Enhancement Grant through the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs

Public Art Installations[edit]

2017 Mural & Installation, "Ooze", McDermott, Will & Emery, Miami, Fl
2016 Mural, "Drip Down", Hard Rock Stadium, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2015 Mural, Facebook Headquarters, Menlo Park, CA
2015 Mural, The Surf Lodge, Montauk, NY
2015 Mural, "Technicolor Ooze", Culver City, CA
2014 Installation, "Driptych", Billboard installation, Art City Project, San Francisco, CA
2014 Installation, Lavatory Wallpaper, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA 2014 Mural, "Meltdown", Miami International Airport, Miami, FL
2013 Mural, "Cosmic Explosion", Vornado, Washington, D.C.
2011 Sculpture & Mural, "Wormhole" & "Drippy", Fashion Outlets of Chicago, Rosemont, IL
2011 Mural, "Acid Free", Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2008 Mural, Sagamore Hotel, Miami Beach, FL

Collections[edit]

Stark's work is collected worldwide, notably by

Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.;
Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida;
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Florida;
The Goldman Collection in Miami, Florida;
The West Collection in Oaks, Pennsylvania;
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas;
the Microsoft Art Collection in Redmond, Washington;
The Girls' Club Collection in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida;
and the Sagamore Collection in Miami Beach, Florida.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official website , Jen Stark, May, 2008.

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