Week 12 – Artist Conversation – Jennifer Chen

Artist: Jennifer Chen

Exhibition: Succession

Media: Gloss, Digital Print, Google Images, and Printmaking

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery West

Website: N/A

Instagram: N/A

Jennifer Chen is completing her last year here at CSULB pursuing a master degree in Fine Arts. She was orginally a biology major but decided to switch over because she felt that she can find something more interesting and want herself to grow in different ways. Ms. Chen is experienced in printmaking and planning to teach one next semester. She even gave us flyers and encourage us to take it. Her art expresses the disturbance in landscapes.

Her work includes images from Google Maps where she print them out in 3D and add elements to express the images depth. The colors she included are sort of a neutral choice with a pop of colors later added. Looking a the artworks, Ms. Chen likes to include trees in them and have them in many different sizes. She showed both small disturbances with the smaller canvases that had the barks and the larger disturbances with the much larger canvases that included roads and buildings.

Jennifer wants to express the disturbance of these peaceful images. She wants us to realize that we shouldn’t take our planet for granted and be aware these “disturbance” can be caused by us humans. I believe that since she was a science major, Jennifer wanted to include the disturbances such as global warming, earthquakes, climate changes, and other natural disasters because she learned about them.

With Jennifer’s ideas, I feel that I can relate to her because she included something she learned in college and expressed it into her artwork. I will be inspired like her to pursue my goals and set an example to my own peers. Also with Jennifer exploring around her learning experiences, there’s no end to it, I want to do the same during and after college, to learn more about the world and experience something that will change my life forever.




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