Wk 12 -Artist Conversation – Jennifer Chen

Exhibition Information

Artist: Jennifer Chen

Exhibition: Succession

Media: Print Studio

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery West

Website: No Website

Instagram: No Instagram

About the Artist

Jennifer Chen is a student at California State University Long Beach and it is her last year.  Jennifer will be getting her masters in Printmaking.  She uses her art as a way to express herself and ideas.  Other than art, Jennifer used to be a Biology major and had worked in the health department.  Jennifer’s plans are to teach Art 270 at California State University Long Beach.

Formal Analysis

In Jennifer’s art work, there are jagged line and also pictures of houses and a freeway.  The colors used in her work are black,  green, grey, pink, and white.  The art work that is displayed is very detailed and she also uses Photoshop.  Her artwork looks like an image from Google maps.  To make her artwork stand out, Jennifer uses a gloss.

Content Analysis

Jennifer’s idea in her artwork reflects on change and disturbances that go on in the world.  For example, cars, buildings, and people change.  While mother nature such as trees, grass, and much more don’t change.  Jennifer tries to focus on the things that aren’t really notice such as the bark in her pieces.  Focusing on the bark makes the trees stand out and look more 3-dimensional.

Synthesis / My Experience

I thought it was really cool how Jennifer used Photoshop in order to add change to some of her pieces.  This experience made me realize how many things around us change except for mother nature.  It also made me reflect and realize how change happens so quickly and how there is change in many things.  Jennifer’s artwork was different compared to other artists and the idea that she had for her pieces made the exhibition unique.



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