Artist Lecture: Jennifer Colten
Jennifer Colten’s work focuses on ambiguous landscapes—sites at the margins of the urban environment and spaces that reveal a resilience of ecological transformation. Central concerns within her photographic practice reflect questions surrounding the representation of landscape and examine multiple issues revealing social, cultural, and environmental implications of land use.
Jennifer Colten received her MFA in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1988. She teaches photography at Washington University in St. Louis. She is a recipient of a Mid-America Arts Alliance NEA Fellowship in Photography and an International Arts Program Network Award. Colten has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally, and her photographs are in the collections of museums in Bogota and Medellín in Colombia, Southwestern Bell Telephone, Mark Twain Banks, the Hewlett Packard Corporation, and many others. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Digital Imaging and Photography Department at Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Art.