Jen Pepper, M.F.A.

Jennifer Pepper

M.F.A.
Program Director, Studio Art
Professor of Art
Director, Art Gallery in Reisman Hall

M.F.A., University of Connecticut @ Storrs

B.F.A., The Maryland Institute College of Art & Design, Baltimore, MD

Division: Art & Design
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Born in Canada, Jen Pepper has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in international and national venues since 1990. Her work is included in the Flatfiles at Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. A solo exhibition of her work including video projection with sculptural components was mounted in The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY and was reviewed in Sculpture magazine, Vol. 30 No. 2, a publication of the International Sculpture Center, Washington, D.C. (illustrated p. 68-69). Pepper has been an invited artist in residence at The Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation, Fayetteville, NY, Kunstnarhuset Messen, NORWAY, NES AiR, ICELAND, Gæsteatelier Hollufgård, DENMARK, Art Colony Galichnik, MACEDONIA, Foundation Valparaiso, SPAIN, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Anam Cara Colony, IRELAND, Corporation of Yaddo, Sculpture Space and Millay Colony for the Arts, NY.  She has been the successful recipient of many grants and awarded fellowships. Pepper has been a guest panelist at national Women’s Studies, Social Science and Society for Aesthetics annual conferences authoring and presenting papers on feminism, explorations of identity, postmodernism, and a visiting artist at various colleges and universities.  Pepper holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Connecticut at Storrs.

  • Cazenovia College Faculty Development, grant recipient
  • Marge Pinet Research Fund, Cazenovia College, award recipient
  • New York Foundation for the Arts, Strategic Opportunities stipend recipient
  • New York State Council on the Arts grant recipient
  • Astraea National Visual Artist grant recipient
  • The Sumter County Cultural Commission grant recipient, Sumter, SC
  • The Elizabeth Firestone Foundation for the Arts, grant recipient for catalogue publication
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, research grant recipient, Alfred University, NY
  • Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, sculpture fellows recipient, Ithaca, NY
  • Funded Residency Program, New York State Council for the Arts, Sculpture Space, Inc., Utica, NY
  • Funded Residency Program, The McClennen Fellows, The Millay Colony for the Arts, Inc., Austerlitz, NY
  • Pew Fellows Recipient in Education, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
  • Open Award grant recipient, Chautauqua Art Association Galleries, Chautauqua, NY
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Member, The University of Connecticut at Storrs, chapter
  • Special Graduate Student Fellows, The University of Connecticut, Graduate School, Storrs
  • John J. Leidy Merit Scholarship, The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
  • Catalogues + Periodicals include:
  • Prolific Press: 50 Haiku, Volume I, Issue 13, Johnstown, PA 2018
  • Prolific Press: 50 Haiku, Volume I, Issue 12, Johnstown, PA 2017
  • Skagaströnd Review, editor Andrea Webster, Paris, FRANCE / Skagaströnd, ICELAND 2016
  • Stone Canoe: A Journal of Arts, Literature and Social Commentary, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY, creative work included in: Number #12, 2018, Number #11, 2017, Number #10, cover image, 2016, Number #8, 2014, Number #7, 2013, Number #4, 2010, illustrated
  • Catalogue essay + guest curator, TONY (The Other New York), Everson Museum of Art and Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY, SEP 22 - JAN 06 2013
  • A Way with Words, Jen Pepper Shapes + Molds Language by Katherine Rushworth, photos by Michelle Gabel, Central New York Magazine, March/April 2011, illus. p.139-148
  • © The Post-Standard, Syracuse New York 2011
  • Sculpture magazine, © March 2011, Vol. 30 No. 2, a publication of the International Sculpture Center, Washington, D.C. illustrated p. 68-69
  • Foundation Casa Museo SOLAINA DE PILONA Biennial exhibition catalogue, Galicia, SPAIN 2008
  • Galichnik Biennial exhibition catalogue, published by MALA STANICA NATION GALLERY OF MACEDONIA, Skopje, Macedonia 2007
  • Space Questions: art + nature + culture, site specific installations in South Carolina, 2004 Sumter, SC Served as art director of catalogue and obtained publication granting funds, illustrated
  • Pepper, Jennifer. Charles W. Goolsby: Sfumato: Italian Landscape Monotypes, catalogue essay “Liminal Ports: Italian Landscape Monotypes by Charles W. Goolsby,” Emory & Henry College, VA 2003
  • Dobie, Elizabeth Ann. Body of Experience, McIntosh Gallery, The University of Western Ontario, 1997, London, Ontario, Canada, illustrated
  • Kahn, Robin, editor, Time Capsule, Creative Time & SOS International Inc., 1995, New York, NY contributing artist work exhibited at The Paula Cooper Gallery and The International Women’s Conference, Beijing, China 1995, illustrated
  • Kahn, Robin & Mimi Somerby, editors, PROMOTIONAL COPY, D.A.P. Publishers, 1993 New York, NY. Work exhibited at The Guggenheim Downtown Museum of Art, illustrated
  • Braid, Bernice & Cris Gleicher, editors, Orientation Seminar 1: The University – Discovery and Change, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, Copley Publishing Group, 1993 Acton, MA, photographic contribution, cover illustration
  • Scalora, Sal, “Regional Reviews: Connecticut; Jennifer Pepper Recent Work,” Art New England, JUN-JUL 1992
  • Published Reviews include:
  • Cazenovia College, "Associate Professor Jen Pepper Finds Artistic Enrichment in Norway, Iceland and Denmark," Faculty Profile pages, Cazenovia, NY, June 23, 2016, illustrated
  • http://www.cazenovia.edu/academics/faculty- profiles/art-design/jen-pepper
  • Collins, Jane, "'Aurora Sojourn' captures essence of Scandinavia", The Item, July 18, 2015, p.A3, illustrated
  • Moore, Ivy, "Gallery presents 'Aurora Sojourn,' The Item, Sumter, SC, July 12, 2015, p.A1 + C17, illustrated
  • Grimelid Oppedal, Vilde, "Kledde seg i fjorden", Hordaland Folkeblad, Norheimsund, NORWAY, June 19, 2015, p.10, illustrated
  • Grimelid Oppedal, Vilde, "Strikkar fjorden," Hordaland Folkeblad, Norheimsund, NORWAY, April 7, 2015, p.10, illustrated
  • Moore, Ivy, "Magnolia, homage to S.C., opening at FAC," The Item, Sunday, January 15, 2012, Sumter, SC, p. C6, illustrated
  • Smith, Pierce, "A busy year at the Reisman gallery," © The Cazenovia Republican, Eagle Newspapers, illus. Vol.203, No. 40, Oct 05, 2011, pg. 3, Syracuse, NY Print & web
  • Carbone, Audra, The WILTON PATCH.com "Weir Farm Artist In Residence Jen Pepper presents her work." June 02, 2010
  • Kern, Steven, "New Everson show features Parrish," The Post-Standard / Stars, page 2, Sunday, April 4, 2010, Syracuse, NY
  • Rushworth, Katherine, "Compelling New Everson exhibition," The Post-Standard / Stars, Sunday, March 14, 2010, Syracuse, NY
  • Kern, Steven, “New Everson exhibits grows out of Impressionists,” The Post-Standard / Stars, Sunday, February 07, 2010 Syracuse, NY
  • Moore, Ivy, The Item "Wunderkammers: Why do we Collect?" DEC 7, 2008 Sumter, SC illustrated
  • Dufort, Jon, “The Object and Beyond,” Syracuse New Times AUG 13, 2008 Syracuse, NY, illustrated
  • Mellor, Carl, “Made to Order,” Syracuse New Times, AUG 13, 2008 Syracuse, NY
  • Rushworth, Katherine, “2008 Everson Biennial Stellar,” The Post-Standard, Sunday JUN 22, 2008 Syracuse, NY illustrated
  • Johnson, Melinda, “2008 Everson Biennial, The Object and Beyond,” The Post-Standard, Sunday JUN 8, 2008 Syracuse, NY illustrated
  • Ordonez, Frank, "Chrome on a Bumper Crop," The Post Standard, OCT 20, 2007 Syracuse, NY illustrated
  • Allen, Jane Ingram, Sculpture, “Inspiration and Renewal: Sculpture Residencies,” Vol. 17 No.2, Washington, D.C., 1998 illustrated
  • Bishop, Phillip, The Orlando Sentinel, “Artistry Multiplied,” Sunday MAY 4 1997 illustrated
  • Birke, Judy, New Haven Register, “Pepper’s Works Adds Zest to Erector Square Exhibit,” Sunday MAY 14 1995, illustrated
  • Rousseau, Rita, “Art Show Looks at the Fabric of Women’s Lives,” News-Star, Chicago, IL 1992
  • Scalora, Sal, “Car Parts, Body Parts,” Hartford Advocate, Hartford, CT MAR 1992
  • Schindler, Richard, “Regional Reviews: CT, Slater Memorial Museum/Jennifer Pepper,” Art New England APR 1990
  • Select Website publications:
  • http://www.khmessen.no/blog/2015/04/10/knitting-project-in-alvik/
  • https://immigration.osu.edu/impact-swing-space-gallery http://www.images.google.com/imgres?imgurl= http://media.syracuse.com/artswww.artnet.com/magazine_pre2000/reviews/ laster/laster10-19-99.asp
  • Jen Pepper has participated in over 100 solo and group exhibitions since 1989
  • Recent Group exhibitions include:
  • 2019
  • Reveal, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY OCT 4 - 31
  • En Route/En Camino, Centre d'Art La Rectoria, Sant Pere de Vilamajor, Catalonia, SPAIN JUN 01-30
  • 2018 Made in NY, The Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY APR 20 - JUN3
  • 2017 Art & Design Faculty, The Mercer Gallery, Monroe Community College APR 6 - MAY 6
  • 2016 Made in NY, The Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY MAR 26 - MAY 22
  • 2016 Assembling Wonder, Cazenovia Public Library, NY MAY 31 -SEP
  • 2015 Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY APR 10 - MAY 16
  • 2015 Studio OPEN, KH Messen AiR, Ålvik, NORWAY MAR 26
  • Solo exhibitions include:
  • "Aurora Sojourn," Gallery 135, Sumter Co. Cultural Center, SC JUL 16 - AUG 14 2015
  • "Lickety Split," video projection, Sumter Co. Cultural Center, SC OCT 24 - 30 2014
  • "Dwell," Pocket Productions.org, AIR national proposal invited to create site-specific work along the Palmetto Trail annual, Columbia, SC MAY - OCT 2012
  • "Swell," Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY FEB 16 – MAR 16 2012
  • "Magnolia," Kershaw County Fine Arts Center, Camden, SC JAN 20 - FEB 29 2012
  • "A Glimpse, Spark & Flash," Llewellyn Gallery, Alfred State College, Alfred, NY MAR 22 - APR 08 2011
  • "That Which Cannot be Held," Robineau Gallery, The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY JAN 29 - APR 04 2010
  • "Architecture of a Cloud," Mural Gallery, The Frank W. Cyr Center, Stamford, NY SEP - OCT 2010
  • "Tautologos," University of Massachusetts @ Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA JAN 19 – MAR 15 2008 UMassd.edu.Tautologos.JenPepper
  • "Slipstream," String Room Gallery, Wells College, Aurora, NY NOV 07- DEC 14 2007
  • "Farm Works," artist project installed on CNY agricultural tourism farm, Madison, Co., NY OCT 2007
  • "Field Notes," University Gallery, University of South Carolina @ Sumter, SC MAY-JUN 2006
  • "Jen Pepper: Recent Work," George Waters Gallery, Elmira College, Elmira, NY NOV 14 – DEC 09 2006
  • "Broken English," Earlville Opera House, Earlville, NY OCT-NOV 2005
  • "Lickety Split," installation, Loupe Gallery, Prattsburgh, NY- MAY 2005
  • "Stream," Chapman Gallery, Cazenovia College, NY APR – Reviewed in Sculpture - Nov. 05, Vol. 24 No. 9, illust. 2005
  • "Slieve," Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, NY 2001
  • "Anatomy of the Read," 1912 Gallery, Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA 1999
  • "Above Din," Penelic Gallery, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA 1999
  • "Sounding," Brownson Gallery, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY 1998
  • "Trace," Alice & William Jenkins Gallery, Crealde School of Art, Winter Park, FL 1997
  • "Body of Experience," McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, CANADA catalogue, 1997
  • "Merging Presence," Manwaring & Gallery 66, Connecticut College, New London, CT 1996
  • "Built Upon The Body," Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, University of California @ Santa Cruz 1995
  • "Jen Pepper: Sculpture and Works on Paper," Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA 1994
  • "Recent Work," Charter Oak Cultural Center Gallery, Hartford, CT 1992
  • "Recent Work," The Slater Memorial Museum of Art, Norwich, CT 1990
  • TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
  • "In Words, Drown I, J. Pepper + Tammy Renée Brackett," Kirkland Art Center Gallery, Clinton, NY NOV 13 - DEC 7 2012
  • "Swell," installation Foreman Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY FEB 16 - MAR 16 2012
  • "J. Pepper + Erica Duffy," Olin Gallery, Washington + Jefferson College, Washington, PA SEP 15-OCT 15 2006
  • "J. Pepper & M. Nelson," Munson Williams Proctor Institute, School of Art, Utica, NY 2003
  • "J. Pepper & C. Harper," The Barn Gallery, Middle Tennessee State Univ., Murfreesboro, TN 1998
  • "Accumulations: J. Pepper & C. Prusa," Trahern Gallery, Austin Peay State University, TN 1997
  • "Sedimentations: J. Pepper & C. Dobie," Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT 1996
  • The Astraea Visual Art Fellows panel, The Sackler Center for Feminist Art, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY OCT 25 2008 .
  • "Constructing Identity," 16th Annual Women + Society Conference Marist College, authored + delivered paper, Poughkeepsie, NY OCT 26 - OCT 28 2008 .
  • "Performing Identity," Women's Studies Annual Interdisciplinary conference, authored + delivered paper, Middle Tennessee State University 2006 .
  • "Construction of Gender, The Art of Gender in Everyday Life III," authored + delivered paper, Anderson Gender Center, Idaho State University Pocatello, ID MAR 30 2006 .
  • 14th Annual Women's Studies Conference, authored + delivered paper, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY, "Digital Flickerings + Femme Technology" SEP 23-24 2005 .
  • The Western Social Science 45th Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, authored + delivered paper: "Identity: 3 Postmodern Constructions," APR 9-12 2003 .
  • "How Feminist Aesthetics has Affected the Arts," visiting artist lecture, The American Society for Aesthetics 59th Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota OCT 24-27 2000 .
  • Professor of Studio Arts at Cazenovia College, Fall 2003 - current
  • Director of Art Gallery at Cazenovia College, 2005 - current
  • Program Director, Studio Art, 2016 - current
  • Assistant Professor of Studio Art, Alfred University, 1999-2003
  • Associate Lecturer, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NYC 1990 - 1998
  • Graduate teaching fellow, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Master of Fine Arts, 1987-1989
  • Ongoing, conducts creative workshops in two and three dimensions at national and international venues
The University of Connecticut @ Storrs, Storrs, CT, Department of Art, visiting artist lecture APR 17 - 18 2018 . HAKU Kundskule, visiting artist lecture and workshop, Norheimsund, NORWAY, MAR 20 2015 . Foreman Gallery, Hartwick College, visiting artist lecture, Oneonta, NY MAR 16 2012 . Llewellyn Gallery, Alfred State College, visiting artist lecture, Alfred, NY MAR 25 2011 . SUNY Oswego, visiting artist lecture, Oswego, NY APR 20-21 2011 . The Wilton Public Library, visiting artist lecture, Wilton, CT MAY27 2010 . "That Which Cannot be Held," Artists' Open Lecture Series, The Everson Museum of Art . Syracuse . NY MAR 18 2010 . Truman State University, visiting artist lecture, Kirksville, MO MAR30 2009 . "Tautologos," University of Massachusetts @ Dartmouth, visiting artist lecture, New Bedford, MA MAR 15 2008 . Great Minds + Great Ideas lecture series "Dipping Digits: From Gramma Sweaters, The Ethernet + Back Again" @ Cazenovia and Manlius Public Libraries, NY APR 2008 . "Objects + Implications," visiting artist lecture, Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY OCT 2006 . Macedonian National Radio artist interview, Republic of Macedonia, AUG 2006 . Macedonian National Television artist interview broadcast, Republic of Macedonia, AUG 2006 . "Field Notes," University of South Carolina, visiting artist lecture, SC JUN 2006 . Syracuse University, Department of Art, Fibers Program, visiting artist + MFA graduate critiques APR 2005 . "Buoyancy of Place, recent site specific installation," visiting artist lecture, Cazenovia College NOV 2005 . The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY Artists Talk on Art, visiting artist lecture, JAN 30 2004 . Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute, School of Art, visiting artist lecture, Utica, NY, 2003 . Department of Art, visiting artist lecture, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, Storrs, CT, 2003 . The Maryland Institute College of Art, visiting artist lecture, Baltimore, MD 2000 . The Beara Arts Society in association with Anam Cara,visiting artist lecture, Artist Colony, West Cork, Ireland, visiting artist lecture 2000 . In conjunction with Quirk Work Exhibition, Feed Gallery, visiting artist lecture for Parsons School of Art, Brooklyn, NY SEP 1999 . Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA, visiting artist lecture 1999 . Bergren Forum, delivered lecture, Alfred University, Alfred, NY 1998 . The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, visiting artist and panelist 1998 . Manhattanville College, Art Department, Purchase, NY, visiting artist lecture 1998 . Department of Art, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, visiting artist lecture OCT 1997 . Department of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, visiting artist lecture 1997 . Multiplism as a Feminist Strategy, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY, panelist, exhibiting artist 1997 . "Trace," Alice & William Jenkins Gallery, Crealde School of Art, Winter Park, FL, visiting artist lecture 1997 . "Body of Experience," McIntosh Gallery, The University of Western Ontario, CAN, visiting artist lecture 1997 . Saint Frances' Residence Program, Art Program, New York, NY, visiting artist lecture 1996 . The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, visiting artist lecture 1995 . BACA Downtown Gallery & Performance Space, Brooklyn, NY, exhibiting artist lecture 1995 . The University of California at Santa Cruz, visiting artist lecture 1994 . Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA, visiting solo artist lecture 1993 . The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, visiting artist lecture 1993 . NYC School District #32, Multicultural Arts Program in Education, Brooklyn, NY, panelist 1992 .
  • College Art Association member since 1987
  • Phi Kappa Phi member since 1988
  • Omicron Delta Kappa member since 2002
  • The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
  • Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY
  • The Schweinfurth Memorial Art Centre, Auburn, NY