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Jen Garrido
updated: 06/07/2010
website: jengarrido.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Clickity Clack
White shape sitting
White shape soft key hole
Webbed Egg
Nine Thirtyish
Toll Booth
Untitled
Elbow such and such
Song of Trees ansd Saws
Nightligh Driving Cage
Monkey's Knot
Black and White Structure #1
Slither System
From the Rock #2
Untitled (meanest in the bunch)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, biomorphic, landscape, gestural, figurative, organic, narrative
 
 
Clickity Clack by Jen Garrido
Clickity Clack
oil on panel
2010
24 " x  22 "  x 1.75 " 
White shape sitting by Jen Garrido
White shape sitting
oil on panel
2010
12 " x  14 "  x 1.75 " 
White shape soft key hole by Jen Garrido
White shape soft key hole
oil on panel
2010
14 " x  12 "  x 1.75 " 
Webbed Egg by Jen Garrido
Webbed Egg
oil on panel
2010
14 " x  12 "  x 1.75 " 
Nine Thirtyish by Jen Garrido
Nine Thirtyish
ink on paper
2009
18 " x  11 " 
Toll Booth by Jen Garrido
Toll Booth
acrylic on panel
2009
33 " x  33 "  x 1.75 " 
Untitled by Jen Garrido
Untitled
gouache on panel
2009
24 " x  12 " 
Elbow such and such by Jen Garrido
Elbow such and such
ink on paper
2009
22 " x  20 " 
Song of Trees ansd Saws by Jen Garrido
Song of Trees ansd Saws
ink on paper
2009
16 " x  22 " 
Nightligh Driving Cage by Jen Garrido
Nightligh Driving Cage
black ink on paper
2008
45" x  43" 
Monkey's Knot by Jen Garrido
Monkey's Knot
oil on wood panel
2008
25" x  20"  x 1.5" 
Black and White Structure #1 by Jen Garrido
Black and White Structure #1
black ink on paper
2008
10" x  10" 
Slither System by Jen Garrido
Slither System
oil on wood panels
2008
20" x  40"  x 1.5" 
From the Rock #2 by Jen Garrido
From the Rock #2
oil on wood panel
2008
12 " x  12 "  x 1.5 " 
Untitled (meanest in the bunch) by Jen Garrido
Untitled (meanest in the bunch)
oil on wood panel
2008
48" x  51"  x 1.5" 

Artist Statement
I construct my paintings and drawings by using a delicate balance of choice and process.

In response to personal narrative and internal dialogue, to the push and pull of the compositions internal gravity, and to the medium of the paint or drawing materials, I project images and forms onto the surface. As I compose, I weave shapes through the picture plane, the gestures I record can read alternatively as flat or as dimensional and sculptural. I favor nature-based forms and rhythms and I am drawn to shapes that tangle, overlap, sit, lean and lay. In my most recent work, the monochromatic compositions balance between architectural and organic, painted and drawn, and formal and biomorphic.

As I work through the multiple stages and processes of each piece, by weighing ambiguity with representation, by adding and subtracting, abstracting and transforming, I gradually arrive at the final composition.

Artist Bio / CV

Born 1974 in Los Angeles, CA                                  Education                                                                    1999-2001    Mills College, Oakland, California, Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts
1993-1998    Sonoma State University, California, Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting
1997             Studio Arts Center International, Summer  Painting Workshop, Florence, Italy

Selected Solo Exhibitions                                                  2007    SF Moma Artist Gallery, San Francisco, CA          Through  & Through, Julie Baker Fine Art, Nevada City, CA
2006    New Paintings, Branch Gallery, Durham, NC
2005    Doe, San Francisco, CA
2004    The Secret Café, Berkeley, CA, featured artist
2003    Fresh Paint, Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA

Selected Group Exhibition
2009
Surface Tension, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary Art, Oakland, CA
Jen 11, UppercaseGallery, Calgary, Canada
Jen 11, artstream, Rochester, NH
2008                                                                                    Summer Salon, Julie Baker Fine Art, Nevada City, CA
Crossing the Line, Santa Rosa Junior College Art Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA, October
Out of the Fog, Art Works Downtown/Headlands Center for the Arts, San Rafael, CA
2007                                                                                    Painting Show, SQFT Gallery, Nashville, TN
2006                                                                                 Firecrackers: Artists to Watch, Roshambo Winery & Gallery, Healdsburg, CA                                                              Summertime, Judy A. Saslow Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005                                                                                          Two for the Seesaw, Branch Gallery, Durham, NC
In the Garden, Julie Baker Fine Art, Nevada City, CA
January Juried Show, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, CA
2004                                                                                        Gazing Upward, Adobe Bookstore, San Francisco, CA   
Alumni Show (working title), University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, CA

Awards and Honors

2002-2006    Affiliate Artist-in-residence, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2001    Mills College Research Mini Grant, Oakland, CA.
2001    Mills College Alumni Tuition Scholarship, Oakland, CA.
       
Public Collections

Microsoft Art Collection
Farmers & Merchants Bank in Modesto, California branch
Farmers & Merchants Bank in Lodi, California branch
       
Selected Bibliography
New American Paintings, West Coast Edition, Edition 85
Turner, Cherie Louise. Jen Garrido at Julie Baker Fine Art.
Art Week, June 2007, p.16-17 Findings, Harpers Magazine, January 2007, p.96,
Cerrito, Chandra. Freefall: Painting in the 00’s,
Contemporary Quarterly Vol. 1, Fall 2005, p. 2              Bamberger, Alan. ArtBusiness.com, October, 2004