Jen Frost Smith
Texas
jenfrostsmith@gmail.com

2011:
MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.
Photographic and Electronic Media
2009:
BFA, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.
Trans-Media studies

Artist Statement:

My work is about color, texture, rhythm and anxiety. I’m impulsive and create impulsively, using my formal facilities to build compositions infused with emotion. Often the content of my work is a play of tension between darker moments of the art-making process, self-critique and humor. I use everyday materials in my installations, recontextualizing mundane objects & fashioning uncomfortable pairings. My anxiety pushes me to create and express the energies inside and around me, often manifesting into abstract forms or patterns. I want the presence of my gesture to be aggressively present, to butt into a situation and linger. I am influenced by movement and noise at all hours. I delight in glitches and awkward moments.

Solo Exhibitions:
2016    
Adorn the Mess, 
(October) Provenance Gallery, San Antonio, TX.
Deluge, Clamp Light Studios & Gallery, San Antonio, TX.
2011    
Thicker Than Wudder, Gravity Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD.
2008    
Mourning For Landscape, Ritual For Shelter, Co-Lab Project Space, Austin, TX.
2007
I Remember Your Sound, University of Texas, Austin, TX.

Collaborative Projects:
2016
Participatory Artist - 
Pier / Platforms, Freight Gallery & Studios ( Katie Kehoe , Pier / Platforms in the Southwest - http://www.katiekehoe.com/katiekehoe_projects_performance.html
2015
Is Anything Yet?, Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD. (performance in collaboration with Madeleine Cutrona & Thomas Brown)

Group Exhibitions:
2016

Blanco Heat, Clamp Light Studios and Gallery, San Antonio, TX.
Sweet Peach Collective, K23 Gallery, San Antonio, TX.
The Summer Gif Exhibition
http://www.pinkboxcollective.com/
One Night Stand, The Lullwood Group, San Antonio, TX.
2014
Movement, Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, TX.
2012
Crowd Surfing, Transmodern Festival, D Center, Baltimore, MD.
Off The Rails, MFA Thesis, Fox 3 Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.
2011
PEM Group Show, Fox 3 Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.
2010
PEM Group Show, Pinkard Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.
2009
No Lone Zone, Creative Research Laboratory, Austin, TX.
Digital Showcase 46, Austin Museum of Digital Art, Austin, TX.
2008
Prospect, Creative Research Laboratory, Austin, TX.
Just For You, Birdhouse Gallery, Austin, TX.
Art,Music,Three, Screamer Company, Austin, TX.
Extravaganza #3, Fusebox Festival, Austin, TX.
2007
Chirp, A Celebration, Pump Project Studios, Austin, TX.
Glee, Creative Research Laboratory, Austin, TX.
Perfectly Good Paper, End of an Ear, Austin, TX.
We Are All Photographers Now, Mussee De L’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Publications:
2009
Analecta 34, Official Literary and Arts Journal of the University of Texas at Austin
2008
THREE, Annual Art Book, Screamer Co.