|Education||Tyler School of Art |
BFA – 2007
Yale University School of Art
MFA – 2012
Packer paints expressionist portraits, interior scenes, and still lifes. She is interested in authenticity, encounters, and exchanges in relation to her painting practice. The models for her portraits are often friends or family members.
Packer's paintings are very similar with the portraits. She uses limited colors for each paintings. She does simple brush strokes, this blends the portraits and the background. Her works are not made to be straightforward.
Selected exhibition history
- In 2012, Packer's work was included in the group show Fore, organized by curators, Lauren Haynes, Naima J. Keith and Thomas J. Lax, at The Studio Museum in Harlem.
- November 2018, in her solo show at Sikkema Jenkins & Co, Packer exhibited a large diptych titled Laquan (2016–2018), a colorful still life of palm fronds and fiery peonies that is named after Laquan McDonald, a black teenager who was killed by a Chicago policeman in 2014.
- Packer is set to show in the 2019 Whitney Biennial, curated by Rujeko Hockley and Jane Panetta.
In 2013, Packer was awarded the Rema Hort Mann Grant. In 2012-2013 Parker was an Artist-in-Residence at The Studio Museum in Harlem, and from 2014 to 2016, a Visual Arts Fellow at The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
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- Artist Jennifer Packer on Black Female Subjectivity - The New York Observer
- Jennifer Packer - ContemporaryArtDaily.com
- Jennifer Packer - Sikkema Jenkin & Co.
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