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Artist Statement

I am an interdisciplinary artist working in both traditional and digital mediums. When I draw I want to reveal something in my psyche to myself; I call this work “unbidden.” When I photograph I look for representational form or metaphor; this could be called  “visual poetics.” The drawing requires yielding and a deep listening, while the camera or media work more often is realized through active conscious pursuit. Of course these pathways are always crossing one another. Particularly, it is through the media work that I am drawn into philosophical questions about the nature of life and consciousness and the work is grounded in these ideas, most notably I am nurtured by the idea that time may be a living being.

Jenn with Mary Fassett

Biographical Notes

Born in Hartford Connecticut, Jennifer Moller received her MFA in Studio Arts in 2003, and she received a BA from the University of Connecticut in 1981, in Latin American Studies.  She worked as an editorial photographer and photojournalist in Santa Fe, New Mexico and lived there from 1989 until 2000. She currently resides in Massachusetts. Her client list includes, MS Magazine, Mothering Magazine, Outside Magazine, The SantaFean Magazine, and The Santa Fe Reporter, along with many individual clients. John Waters hired her in 2009 and again in 2011 to take his photograph for a conceptually driven self-portrait series.

Her arts career has been twofold, working for over a decade as a commercial photographer in New Mexico and then working for over a decade as an arts educator in Massachusetts. She has taught at several schools including: the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, New England School of Photography, and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. In 2010, she was invited to teach at the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe for one-year as a visiting artist in New Media. She continues to teach and work doing free-lance assignments using skills in photography, animation, and video arts; in addition she is an active drawer. Her video installation work titled "seas" is in the private collection of the Hood Museum at Dartmouth College, Massachusetts. She curated several community film/video festivals at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum and has travelled and collaborated nationally and internationally on an arts educational project called, Turning Around America from 2010-2014.  

Jennifer Moller is represented currently by the Cynthia Reeves Gallery, and exhibits locally at the AMP gallery in Provincetown, MA. She has been recognized for her video art in 2005, by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and for her fine art photographic work, “Pools, Mighty Plenitude” in 2015 by the local Massachusetts Cultural Council in Wellfleet, MA.

2016

exhibit photos

Video: Atmosphere by Jennifer Moller and Felt "sky pieces" by Malin Bengtsson

 

space_for_dialogue - Click here to download Dartmouth Brochure about "Seas"

 

 

 

 

JENNIFER MOLLER

e-mail: jmoller2@gmail.com

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of Mass, Lowell, MA, Fall 2012-Present, TraDigital Art and Animation

Turning Around America, Guatemala, 2012- 10 days of Community Sharing

Institute of American Indian Art, IAIA, Santa Fe, NM
Full Time Faculty, Artist in Residence, 2010 -2011

Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Boston, MA
Digital Video Instructor Adjunct Professor, Video I Courses, BFA, 2005-09

Adjunct Professor, Pre-College Summer, 2004-09
Digital Imaging Instructor Adjunct Professor - BFA, 2007-09

Teaching in the Animation, Foundation, and Pre-college Departments, Courses include Conceptual Development, Digital Narratives, New Media, Digital Video, and Animation. Participation in faculty guided student critiques, faculty meetings and advising students in self-directed study projects. Also committed to curating and showing student video and animation work through the Boston Cyberarts Festival.

Curry College, Plymouth, MA
Associate Lecturer, Applied Technologies: Photoshop and Web Design Winter Semester 2005.


Reel Vision, Boston, MA
Taught filmmaking project with urban youth, Boston, MA Fall 2006-07.
Provincetown High School, Mentor in Digital Media, Academy, Provincetown, MA.
Created a Video Lab for the Academy Project, an independent arts program, in the Provincetown High School. Oct-June 2004-2006.


Photography/Video Workshop Instructor, 1996-Present


Great River Arts Institute, Bellows Falls, VT, Summer-08
Courses: Video Tribute and Digital Darkroom
Castle Hill Center for the Arts, Truro, MA, Summer 2007-09
Courses: Video Portrait, the Video Tribute and Digital Darkroom
Provincetown Art Association and Museum School,
Courses: Digital Photography Workshop, 2005/06
Cape Cod Photographic Workshops, Summer 2000-01
Courses: Light Painting
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, 1996-2000,
Created and led photographic workshops for courses in Studio Lighting, Portrait Lighting and Travel Photography.

EDUCATION

Maine College of Art –Studio Arts, New Media 2003 M.F.A.
University of Connecticut, Latin American Studies 1981 B.A.
El Centro Por Multicultural y Bilingual Estudias, 1980
Intensive in Cuernavaca, Mexico, Concentration in Spanish

FREE-LANCE


Editorial Photographer, 1995 - Present
Client List Includes: John Waters, Outside Magazine, MS Magazine, CIO( Chief Information Officer), Mothering Magazine, New Mexico Magazine, The Santa Fean, and The Santa Fe Reporter.
Video Producer, 2004 - Present
Independent Video Production, client list includes, ArtsWatch
2004-06, ongoing television production of local arts scene.
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 2005
Beth Ireland, 2006
Say Yes to Education, Lesley University, 2006 and 2008.

photoJenn with Weslie in Vera Cruz, Guatemala 2012