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About

Jennifer Hennesy’s work is an exploration of relationships and movement. Her pieces capitalize on the fact that line is the foundation of symbols, language, and visual expression. As both a graphic designer and visual artist, Jennifer brings an energy, curiosity and rigor to her work.

In 2011, Hennesy graduated from California College of the Arts and has since worked with: Stanford University, The California Academy of Sciences, Google, Twitter, Oracle, SFMOMA, California College of the Arts,  Southern Exposure, Alter Space Gallery, Frog Design, the San Francisco Center for the Book, The Town Kitchen, Allison Smith and many more independent artists and musicians. 

Her influences include: abstract expressionist painting, pop art, complexity science, pragmatic Dutch design systems, graffiti lettering, traditional New Orleans face painting, and the history of written language. 

Jennifer lives and works in Oakland, CA.

 

 

THOUGHTS

In a self organizing system, a pattern emerges out of chaos.

A self organizing system is built upon relationships—it’s not a top down system. Mapping or diagraming a self organized system is like mapping the birth of a thought or gesture, a word or emphasis on a word.

 

 

Contact

JenniferHennesy (at)  gmail.com

 

 

ARTIST Resumé

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015, Self Organizing Systems, Perch, Oakland, CA.

2015, Body Language (AEROSPCE SEE), Alter Space, Peephole Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2011, Error 404, Not Found, Google Headquarters, Palo Alto, CA.

2011, Hope, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016, People in Glass Houses at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA.

2016, Sketch Tuesdays at 111 Minna, San Francisco, CA.

2015, Live drawing for It's Just Great Issue No.2 release party, Land and Sea, Oakland, CA. 

2014, Artbeats San Francisco Art Fair, Pier 70, San Francisco, CA.

2014, SF Weekly Rock the Box, 111 Minna, San Francisco, CA.

2014, Gallery Crawl Nightlife, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA.

2014, Community, Creativity, Collaboration: Works from the San Francisco Center for the Book, Marin MOCA, Novato, CA.

2014, Live drawing at Fillmore Slim show, Free Montgomery, Oakland, CA.

2013, Gallery Crawl Nightlife, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA.

2012, Gallery Crawl Nightlife, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA.

2012, Shelter, Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2011, Salutations, People's Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2011, Gallery Crawl Nightlife, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA.

2010, Lost and Found, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA.

COMMISSIONS

2016, Wabi Sabi Thrift Store mural, Moab, UT.

2013, Seasons of the Year mural series, The Imaginarium, Oakland, CA.

2013, Eye Foot Ball mural, Alterspace, San Francisco, CA.

2012, One Line mural, Residence of John Ridener & Jenica Babbit Pierce, Oakland, CA.

RESIDENCIES

2011, San Francisco Center for the Book, Small Plates Residency, San Francisco, CA.