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					Jennifer Bennett
Grossmont College El Cajon, CA 92020

p: 619. 644. 7605 e: jennifer.bennett@gcccd.edu

Education MFA 2001 BA AA 1998 1995 Painting Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH Studio Art and Art History SACI, Florence, Italy Painting San Diego State University, San Diego, CA (cum laude) Cross Cultural Studies Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA

Teaching 2006- present Art Instructor, Drawing and Painting, Grossmont College. El Cajon, CA 2004- 2006 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Painting, Bowling Green State University, OH Art Instructor, 2d Design, Owens Community College, Perrysburg, OH Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Painting, Tiffin University, Tiffin, OH 2003- 2004 2001- 2003 Full-time Instructor, Foundations Program: Drawing, 2d Design, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Drawing, 2d Design, Life Drawing, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 2000- 2001 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Life Drawing, 2d Design. Instructor of record, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH Courses Taught
Painting IIntroduction to the theory, practice, and history of oil painting. Technique and content are explored through value and color exercises, still-life, landscape, portraiture and individually proposed projects. Taught ten times.

2-D Design – Introduction to the formal and conceptual concerns of design in the 2D plane and color theory in visual art. Taught approximately nine times. Drawing I Introduction to the formal and conceptual concerns of beginning drawing. Development of observational drawing skills and conveying ideas about the two-dimensional medium. Taught 20 times. Explore both traditional and contemporary drawing with greater analysis and emphasis on the expressive possibilities as well as its’ aesthetic component. Taught eight times.

Drawing II -

Life Drawing- Study of the human figure from life. Examine larger cultural views of the body and seek to create individual meaning in the act if drawing the figure. Taught six times. Drawing: Narrative and Sequence- Introduction to the theory, practice, and history of narrative and sequential art. Develop an understanding of relationships between time and visual form. Painting II Continuation of painting I, with emphasis on stylistic analysis and development of personal expression.

Professional Service/ Lectures 2009 Participated in high school outreach day: conducted painting workshop Organized the Spring Art Festival with Drawing and Painting Club Awarded WACC and ICC/ ASGC grants for Spring Art Festival Drawing and Painting Club Advisor Art Council Chair 2008 Organized student participation in Silver Creek Gallery Exhibit
Encouraged student participation in the Arts and Culture Fest at Market Creek Plaza

Completed Student Learning Outcomes for Drawing and Painting Area Revised curriculum for ART 120 and ART 124 Student work published in The Acorn Review, Grossmont College Academic Senate Member, Grossmont College Drawing and Painting Club Advisor Participated in the Old Town summer mural project Organize artist talk for Richard Baker in the Hyde Gallery at Grossmont College Awarded ASGC Grant for Richard Baker’s talk on campus. Organize mural project for the Family Justice Center, downtown San Diego. Awarded EDIC Mini-Grant for the Family Justice Center mural project. Chair, Grossmont College Art Council Auction and Exhibition, Fall Academic Senate Member, Grossmont College Organized visiting artist talk with Leslie Parke, Fall Student work published in The Acorn Review, Grossmont College Organized student murals at Boomers in El Cajon Student murals created for the Literary Arts Festival, Grossmont College Guest Artist, demonstration and talk, Clairemont Art Guild Artist Talk, in conjunction with show, Hyde Gallery, Grossmont College 2006 Co-Chair, Grossmont College Art Council Auction and Exhibition Organized visiting artist talks; Gordon Ricketts and Colleen Stepanic Developed new curriculum for ART 231, Figure Drawing II Faculty Lecture Series Presenter, Owens Community College, Toledo, OH Faculty Juror, Undergraduate Art Exhibit, Bowling Green State University, OH 2-d Design Curriculum Committee, Owens Community College, Toledo, OH Presenter, Faculty Lecture Series, 2DAA, Bowling Green State University, OH Faculty Lecture Series Presenter, Owens Community College, Toledo, OH Faculty Juror, Undergraduate Art Exhibit, Bowling Green State University, OH Organized Visiting Artist Talk and studio visits with artist Johnny Coleman

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Visiting Artist Lecture in conjunction with solo exhibition, Firelands College, Huron, OH Encaustic Painting Demonstration, ARTS 305; mixed-media, BGSU, OH Encaustic Painting Demonstration, ARTS 221; painting, BGSU, OH

Exhibition Record 2009 2008 Bread and Cie, Hillcrest, CA Alumni Invitational, Grossmont College, Hyde Art Gallery Artifact Gallery, San Diego, CA Art Faculty Exhibition, Grossmont College Hyde Art Gallery Grossmont College Art Council Exhibition and Fundraiser, Hyde Gallery Foodish Art, Exhibition and Auction at Eclipse Chocolat, San Diego, CA 2007 OMA Regional 5: Oceanside Museum of Art Juried Exhibition, Oceanside, CA Mixed Media, Grossmont College Art Faculty Exhibition, Hyde Gallery Jennifer Bennett, paintings, the Arts and Entertainment Center, San Diego, CA Clairemont Art Guild 46th Annual Spring Showcase, Juror: Betti-Sue Hertz Painting, Works by Jennifer Bennett and Robin Bright, Grossmont College, Hyde Art Gallery, El Cajon, CA au printemps! group show, Magpie, San Diego, CA Grossmont College Art Council Exhibition, Hyde Art Gallery, El Cajon, CA 2006 Mixed Media, art faculty exhibition, Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA Group Invitational, The French Art Colony, Gallipolis, OH 56th Annual Faculty/ Staff Exhibition, Fine Arts Center Galleries, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 2005 Jennifer Bennett: Moi et Toi, solo exhibition, Diane Kidd Gallery, Tiffin University, Tiffin, OH Bird 2005 International Art Exhibition, Changquing Art Fund, Beijing, China Midwest National Abstract Art Exhibition, Southside Art League, Johnson County Museum of History, Franklin, IN. Merit Award Border to Border X, 2005 Larsen Biennial Drawing Competition, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN. Purchase Award Faculty Exhibition, Owens Community College, Perrysburg, OH 2004 Community HeARTbeats Exhibition, Human Rights Day, Toledo, OH

55th Annual Faculty/ Staff Exhibition, Fine Arts Center Galleries, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2004, The Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS. Juror: Neil Werliver Historic Encaustic: Contemporary Explorations of the Medium, Invitational, Baum Gallery of Fine Art, UCA, Conway AR 2003 2002 54th Annual Faculty/ Staff Exhibition, Fine Arts Center Galleries, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH Jennifer Bennett, Paintings, solo exhibition, The Little Gallery, Firelands College, Huron, OH National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2002, The Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS Taking Back Toledo, Group Invitational, Space 237, Toledo, OH 21st Women Artists; A Celebration, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH Pink Onions; Reflections on the Nostalgic Tenderness and Raw Pungency of Youth, Willard Wankelman Gallery, Fine Arts Center Galleries, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH Red, Sushi Performance & Visual Art, San Diego, CA 2001 Encaustic Works ’01, The Muroff-Kotler Visual Art Gallery, Ulster County Community College, Stone Ridge, NY New Artists, Invitational, 20 North Gallery, Toledo, OH Liminal Observations, SACI Studio, Florence, Italy happy day, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Fine Arts Center Galleries, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 2000 Realizations: A Juried Exhibition of Student Installations, Willard Wankelman Gallery, Fine Arts Center Galleries, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2000, The Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS. Juror: Keith Jacobshagen Summer Work, Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Fine Arts Center Galleries, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 2000 Bowery Gallery National Competition, Bowery Gallery, New York, NY Juror: Joan Snyder Artists in the Garden, Wildwood Manor House, Toledo, OH Annual All-Ohio Juried Art Exhibition, 2000, Ohio State University at Mansfield, Pearl Conard Gallery, Mansfield, OH 1999 Art from the Inside, Spruce Street Forum, San Diego, CA

13 mella pillar silcox, experimental art movement, guerilla artwalk, 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA Memoirs and Ruminations, solo exhibition, Sushi Performance & Visual Art, San Diego, CA Reinventing the Bra, silent auction for breast cancer research, Flor Y Canto Gallery, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Grants/Awards 2007 2005 First Prize, Clairemont Art Guild 46th Annual Spring Showcase Merit Award, Midwest National Art Exhibition Purchase Award, Border to Border X, 2005 Larson Biennial Drawing Competition 2003 2000 Medici Circle Grant for visiting artist, Johnny Coleman Ethnic Cultural Arts Program Grant for visiting artist, Johnny Coleman Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Bibliography 2006 2005 2001 Koppman, Debra. “Jennifer Bennett and Robin Bright.” Artweek. December 2006, p. 25 Kromer, MaryAnn, “Paintings portray possibility, potential.” Advertiser-Tribune. 30 October 2005. McGilvery, Kelly. “The fragile beauty of art in war (as inspired by a garlic painting).” Dialogue. November/ December 2001, p. 80 Langston, Bonnie. “Waxing Artistic.” Daily Freeman. 13 September 2001, p. D1 “Event Briefs; Encaustic Works 2001.” Blue Stone Press. 7 September 2001, p. 19 Lane, Dakota. “Ancient encaustics and modern movies; the art that remains.” Art Box, Almanac. 27 September 2001, p. 5 Pincus, Robert L. “Full Steam Ahead: Street People; Taking Art to the Public was a Major Wake-Up Call for the City.” The San Diego Union-Tribune. 16 September 1999, Night & Day: p. 34 Pincus, Robert L. “Floating Images: emblems and relics are the backdrops for two exhibitions.” The San Diego Union-Tribune. 18 May 1999, Night & Day: p. 53 Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands

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Travel

Artist Statement

Jennifer Bennett

As an artist, I explore ideas such as, potentiality, energy, simplicity and ruination. In my work, I am motivated by glimpses of life around me. The work allows me to reconsider actions and space and evaluate my interpretation and understanding of them. In my paintings and drawings, I am concerned with concepts such as the relationship between the nature of perception and invention, intimacy and the need to communicate. The images allow me to convey ideas about connection, strength and possibility.