Jenny Kemp

Jenny Kemp received a BS in Art from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and an MFA in Painting from the University at Albany. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the country, most recently at Gold/Scopophilia* in Montclair, NJ and the Mandeville Gallery at Union College in Schenectady, NY. She has been featured in publications such as 100 Painters of Tomorrow published by Thames & Hudson, New American Paintings, The Huffington Post, Seattle’s City Arts, New York Times, and The New England Review. Kemp is also a recipient of the 2015 NYFA fellowship in painting and the 2015 Emerging Artist Award recipient from the Art Center of the Capital Region in Troy, NY. She sits on the board of Collar Works, an art space dedicated to the support of emerging and under-represented artists exhibiting challenging and culturally relevant contemporary artworks in Troy, NY where she lives and works.

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Works on Paper

Collage on paper and panel


MFA - Painting, University at Albany, SUNY 2012 BS - Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison 2002

Gold / Scopophilia* Art on Paper, Pier 36, NYC
Steady Curve Gold / Scopophilia*, Montclair, NJ (solo)

Slow Grow Mandeville Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, NY (solo) FENCE + ECHO, Far x Wide, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Jes Cannon) Crazy Beautiful III, Kenise Barnes Gallery, Larchmont, NY
Three Square, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA (curated by Phil & Sue Knoll)

When We Were Young: Rethinking Abstraction from the University at Albany Art Collections (1967-present)
University at Albany Art Museum, Albany, NY
Surface 4, ARENA at Brooklyn Dermatology, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Renée Riccardo)
The Whitney Houston Biennial: Greatest Love of All, Chashama, NYC (curated by Christine Finely)

Reality is Wrong, Dreams are Real, David&Schweitzer Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Phil and Sue Knoll)
Squared, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA (curated by Phil & Sue Knoll)
Something Else, The Painting Center, New York, NY (curated by Dee Shapiro and Miriam Brumer)
Living Color, Art Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY (2 person)

Howdy Doody, Collar Works, Troy, NY (curated by Leona Christie)
Remains to be Seen, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA (curated by Phil & Sue Knoll)
Painting Parallels, GRIDSPACE, Brooklyn, NY (solo)
Double Vision, Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville, NY (2 person) Mohawk Hudson Invitational Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY Snowbirds Kenise Barnes Gallery, Larchmont, NY
Valentine’s Day Cardiovascular, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA (curated by Phil & Sue Knoll)
Variations in Paint (invitational), The Painting Center, New York, NY

100 Painters of Tomorrow: New York Exhibition, One Art Space, New York, NY Mohawk Hudson Regional, Albany Institute of History and Art (juror: Stephen Westfall) Tracery, PS209 Gallery, Stone Ridge, NY
Connections Todd Art Gallery at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN (2 person)
Perceptions Opalka Gallery at Sage College, Albany, NY
Modern Artists Carrie Haddad Gallery, Husdson, NY

Second Nature Albany Airport Gallery, Albany, NY
Admit One Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY
Works by Jenny Kemp and Richard Harrington Gallery 105, curated by MCLA Gallery 51, N. Adams, MA An Early Spring Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

Recent work and new paintings on paper Fulton Street Gallery (solo)
FISSURE GalleryEll online exhibition, curated by Amanda Kates In Orbit Little Gallery at Sage College of Albany. Albany, NY. Works on Paper Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
MFA National Competition First Street Gallery, NYC. Juror: John Yau
BioLogical Salem Art Works Carry House Gallery, Salem, NY
MFA Thesis Exhibition University at Albany Art Museum, Albany, NY

Back to School Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, NY
Fence Select The Art Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY. Juror: Carrie Haddad Honorable Mention
Chain Letter Samson Projects, Boston, MA
SUNY Best of Show New York State Museum, Albany, NY
Members Only Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY
Fountain Art Fair Pier 66, New York, NY
Nathan Meltz with Jenny Kemp and Doug Holst Thaddeus Kwiat Projects, Saugerties, NY

Evergreen Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, WA
Loose/Tight Davey Jones Gallery, Albany, NY
Tomorrow’s Masters Today Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY

Organic Structures by Color Theory Collective Fremont Abbey, Seattle, WA
Appendages Gallery 110 Loft, Seattle, WA (solo)
Full Bloom Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY
PULP 4 Gallery 110, Seattle, WA
Under the Skin Gallery 110, Seattle, WA

Line Dance Gallery 110, Seattle, WA
Growing Figures 66 Bell Loft Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)
Paperworks b.j. spoke gallery, Huntington, NY Juror: Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY Alternate
PULP 3 Gallery 110 Seattle, WA

Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art (Painting & Drawing) Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 2019 Adjunct Instructor Union College, Schenectady, NY 2018-2019. Intro to Oil Painting & Drawing I
Adjunct Instructor University at Albany, SUNY. Spring 2019. Experimental AnimationAdjunct Instructor, University at Albany, SUNY. Fall 2017 & Fall 2018. MA Graduate Seminar
Adjunct Instructor, University at Albany, SUNY. Fall 2017. Beginning Painting
Visiting Artist Professor, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT. 2014/15 academic year
Adjunct Instructor, Sage College of Albany: Mixed Media Drawing, 2D Design. Albany, NY. Fall 2012-2014 Lecturer, Siena College: 2D Design, Graphic Design. Loudonville, NY. Fall 2012-2013
Instructor of Record. Two-Dimensional Design. University at Albany, SUNY. Fall 2010 & Spring 2011 Instructor of Record. Beginning Drawing. University at Albany, SUNY. Fall 2011 & Spring 2012 Teaching Assistant to Mark Greenwold. Advanced Painting. University at Albany, SUNY. Fall 2009 Teaching Assistant. ArtsCorps. Seattle, WA. 2006-2008

New American Paintings Northeast Edition #140 2019
The University of Chicago Press: The Social History of Alcohol and Drugs (journal series) 2018-2019
The New England Review Volume 39, Number 2, 2018. Cover feature.
Studio Visit Magazine Winter 2016-17 Edition
The Lucky Jotter online artist showcase feature
The Times Union “Kemp and Garrison Shine at Troy’s Art Center of the Capital Region” March 2016
Design Milk “The Biology-Inspired Art of Jenny Kemp” August 2015
Saratoga Spotlight “Nature and MTV” May 2015
The Times Union “Mohawk Hudson Regional Highlights 3 Artists” by Amy Griffin April 2015
Wall Street International “Snowbird” March 2015
The Huffington Post “10 Painters Who Are Changing Their Medium in the 21st Century” by Katherine Brooks. October 2014.
100 Painters of Tomorrow, Beers.Lambert Gallery. Published by Thames & Hudson. 2014
The Times Union, “Meet Visual Artist Jenny Kemp” by Amy Griffin. January 2014.
The Times Union, “On Exhibit: ‘Second Nature’ at Albany Airport Gallery” by Amy Griffin. December 2013.
ArtBoundMomma, “Second Nature” review by Claire Sherwood. October, 2013
The New York Times, Image chosen for gallery listings section (Westchester), Sunday, March 31, 2013
The Times Union, “Works on Paper evokes yesteryear” by Amy Griffin. October 2012 1 Op Collective Blog, “Spotlight Emerging Artist” by Lauren Smith. June 2012 Apogee Poetry Magazine 7 pages. Spring 2012
City Arts Seattle “Sprouting” by Sarah Dillon. pp. Back page. November 2008 LUXE All Regional editions – “Gallery Feature” Winter 2008

Cameron Visiting Artist, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT May 2018 Gouache painting workshop Google NYC, April 2016
Artist Talk Art Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY February 2016 Artist Talk Sage College of Albany, Albany, NY. April 2015
Artist Talk University at Albany, Albany, NY. April 2014
Artist Talk with Berkshire Hills Internship Program Interns, Gallery 105, North Adams, MA. June 2013 Visiting Artist. St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN. Spring 2013

Artist Talk. Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. Fall 2012

NYFA Fellowship in Painting, 2015
Emerging Artist Award, The Arts Center of the Capital Region, 2015
Purchase Award, Dr. Arthur N Collins ’48, University at Albany Alumni Found. for the UAlbany Museum, Mohawk Hudson Regional, Sept 2014
Board Member Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY. February 2012 – present, Chairwoman 2015-2018. Capstone Committee. Siena College, Loudonville, NY. Spring 2013-present
Guest Juror. Athens Cultural Center’s Members Show, Athens, NY. April 2013 Graduate Student Organization Personal Research Grant SUNY Albany June, 2011 Merit Award. Contemporary Arts Center- Woodside. Troy, NY. June, 2011
Board Member. Gallery 110, Seattle, WA. February 2008 – August 2009

Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency by Collar Works (involved in development) Summer 2018 Contemporary Artist Center Woodside, Troy, NY. June-July, 2011

Informal Language Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY January-March 2017
Cascadia Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY. May, 2013
Percolate! Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY. August, 2012 Co-curated with Jake Winiski
Pursuant Pharaohs Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY. September, 2011 Co-curated with Georgia Wohnsen

University at Albany Art Museum Union College, Schenectady, NY