Jenna North

Jenna North is a current Professor of Art at PrattMWP in Utica, NY. Her work investigates natural/virtual phenomenon as seen through energy fields of sound, pattern and chaos, simulating extreme weather by heating/burning, flooding and painting directly on water. North collaborates with meteorologists, ecologists, architects and artists for curating shows, and her own projects. She has taught as a Teaching Artist for fifteen years, and received an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute where she was awarded a full tuition merit scholarship. Recent awards include a residency at the National Art Gallery in Male’, Maldives where she is designing an ambitious public art and ecology project that will include a rooftop mural/garden/city park to create the illusion of the ocean rising and washing over a coastal building. Other awards include a studio residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts, a teaching residency at Montalvo in Saratoga, CA, Root Division in San Francisco, a Murphy and Cadogan fellowship, and a benefit show for the DeYoung and Legion of Honor Museums. Recent shows include Art Now and Bridge fairs in Miami Beach, and NY, NY, Micaela Gallery, SFMOMA Artist Gallery, the Lab, We Artspace, Heart, and solo shows at the Red Poppy Arthouse, the TransAmerica Pyramid in San Francisco, Penn State University, San Mateo City Hall, Micaela Gallery and 50 Fremont in San Francisco.