Jennifer Schlesinger

Jennifer Schlesinger

  • Artist’s Statement

    Jennifer Schlesinger has approached her fine art photography with an interest in the historical development of photography as an artistic medium - having influences from the age old camera obscura, to 19th century albumen process, to 20th century gelatin silver printing. She is interested in how the evolution of photography can expand upon the development of photography as an art form. Her artistic mediums of choice have been the 19th Century albumen process and gelatin silver printing processes and her work mostly focuses on the landscape and how humans philosophically interact with the natural world around them. She uses photography as a tool to capture the world around her both poetically and metaphorically, and is highly influenced by the investigation of life through philosophy.

  • Biography

    Jennifer Schlesinger is an Artist, Curator, Gallerist, and Educator based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. She graduated from the College of Santa Fe in 1998 with a B.A. in Photography and Journalism. Schlesinger has exhibited widely at Southwest regional institutions such as the Marion Center for Photographic Arts (SFUAD), Santa Fe Art Institute and the New Mexico Museum of Art, as well as national institutions such as the Center for Creative Photography, AZ; Southeast Museum of Photography; and the Chelsea Art Museum. Schlesinger is represented in many public collections, including the Center for Creative Photography, AZ; Southeast Museum of Photography, FL; The New Mexico Museum of Art, and the New Mexico History Museum / Palace of the Governors Photo Archives. She has received several honors in recognition of her work including a Golden Light Award in Landscape Photography from the Maine Photographic Workshops and the Center for Contemporary Arts Photography Award in Santa Fe, New Mexico, both in 2005. She has been awarded many distinctive nominations such as the Santa Fe Prize for Photography by the Center and the Eliot Porter Fellowship by the New Mexico Council for Photography. She served as the Assistant Director of Santa Fe Art Institute from 2003-2005 and was the Director of VERVE Gallery of Photography for over a decade, 2005-2017. She is now the Founder, Owner and Director at Obscura Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Schlesinger has taught Adjunct at the College of Santa Fe and through the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Art Intersection, and other venues.

  • Awards

    2017: Clarence John Laughlin Award Finalist, New Orleans Photo Alliance
    2015: Julia Margaret Cameron Award Finalist
    2011: International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention, Object Diaspora
    2009: New Mexico Arts in Public Places Initiatives Grant
    2008: 150 Top Talent, Artists in New Mexico, Santa Fean Magazine
    2007: Nomination for Eliot Porter Fellowship
    2007: Awarded Center for Contemporary Arts Photography Award, New Mexico
    2007: Nomination for Santa Fe Prize for Photography, The Center, Santa Fe, NM
    2005: Golden Light Award for Landscape Photography, Maine Photographic Workshops
    2005: Finalist, Willard Van Dyke Memorial Grant, New Mexico Center for Photography
    2005: New Mexico Arts in Public Places Initiatives Grant
    2005: Nominated Member, ArTTable
    2004: Review Santa Fe participant, Santa Fe Center for Photography
    2000: Art & Science Laboratory Residency, Santa Fe, NM

  • Exhibitions

    SELECT GROUP and SOLO EXHIBITS: 
    2020:
    -The Qualities of LIGHT, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona
    2019:
    - Manofim - Contemporary Arts Festival, exhibiting with Vision Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
    -A Past Rediscovered: Highlights from the Palace of the Governors Collections, Albuquerque
    Museum, NM
    2018:
    -ZonaMaco Foto Fair, Mexico City, exhibiting with Camino Silvestre, Mexico
    -The Photography Show presented by AIPAD in NYC, Catherine Couturier Gallery, Houston
    TX
    2017:
    - 5th International Photo IS: Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel, courtesy of Vision Neil Folberg Gallery
    - Constellation: Fifteen Fine Art Photographers, Baldwin Gallery, Middle Tennessee State
    University, TN
    - Summer Group Exhibition of Represented Artists @ Lionheart Gallery, Pound Ridge, NY
    - Lenscratch States Project: New Mexico, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM
    - In With The New: Recent Works and Aquisitions, Catherine Couturier Gallery, Houston, TX
    2016
    - God Bless The Child, Scheinbaum Russek, Santa Fe, NM
    - 20 New Mexico Photographers, Small Print Editions, Santa Fe, NM
    - Past is Present: Alternative Process in Contemporary Photography, Santa Fe PhotoSummer
    2016 @ David Richard Gallery
    - Unbound5 @ Candela Books Gallery, Richmond, VA
     2015
    - Depth of Field, Group Exhibition by Rfoto Folio at Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ
    - INFOCUS PhotoBid benefiting the Center for Creative Photography and the Phoenix Art
    Museum, AZ

    - Jennifer Schlesinger, solo show, Catherine Couturier Gallery, Houston, TX
    - Jennifer Schlesinger-Contemporary Explorations in the Albumen Process, solo show, Tilt
    Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
    - Group Summer Exhibition - Lionheart Gallery Artists, Lionheart Gallery, Pound Ridge, NY
    - Along the Pecos, Sound and photographic installation by Jennifer Schlesinger and Steven M.
    Miller, New Mexico History Museum, permanent collection.
    - Photo Lab, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
    - Sky, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA
    2014
    - Figments of Reality: An exhibition of Contemporary Landscape Images, VERVE Gallery,
    Santa Fe, NM
    - Hunting + Gathering : New Additions to the Museum’s Collection, New Mexico Museum of
    Art
    - Other Worlds - Dreamy Narratives by Three Visionary Photographers, Lionheart Gallery,
    Pound Ridge, NY
    - Lucent, Cloud 5 Project, Santa Fe, NM
    - Road to Nowhere: Southwest Sojourns, at the Marion Center presented by the CENTER,
    Santa Fe and SFUAD
    - AIPAD Photography Show, Catherine Couturier Gallery, NYC
    2013
    - 2013 DC Fine Art Photography Fair, Catherine Couturier Gallery, Washington D.C.
    - Collecting Is Curiosity/Inquiry, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
    - Antiquarian and the New Alchemy, The Gallery at Serenbe Photography Center, GA
    - Figures Studied, 10th Anniversary Group Exhibition, VERVE Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
    - Cumulous Skies: The Enduring Modernist Aesthetic in New Mexico, Santa Fe Convention
    Center Gallery
    - AfterLight, Basil Hallward Art Gallery at Powells City of Books, Portland, OR
    - Photography from the Edge, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR
    - AIPAD Photography Show, Catherine Couturier Gallery, NYC
    2012
    - Anthology Biennial, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL
    - A Legacy of Light, Photographs from the Bostick Sullivan Collection, Bond House Museum,
    NM
    - Deck the Walls, Catherine Couturier Gallery, Houston, TX
    - Machine Wilderness: Re-envisioning Art, Technology and Nature., ISEA 2012, Marion Center
    for Photographic Arts, Santa Fe University of Art and Design
    - AIPAD Photography Show, VERVE Gallery (#404), Park Avenue Armory, New York City,
    NY

    - Do Process, VERVE Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
    - Houston Center for Photography Print Auction Exhibition, Houston, TX
    2011
    - Sotheby's Benefit Auction for George Eastman House International Museum of Photography
    and Film, New York, NY
    - Diffusion Volume III Group Exhibition, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA
    - Art Chicago, VERVE Gallery of Photography, The Merchantise Mart, IL
    - Memory - Three Person Exhibition, DeSantos Gallery, Houston, TX
    - Group Show of Work by New Artists, BMG Galerie, Woodstock, NY, 2010
    - HOST @ Crane Kalman Brighton, Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, Brighton, UK- Foto8
    Summershow, 2010, Host Gallery, London, UK
    - Sotheby's Benefit Auction for George Eastman House International Museum of Photography
    and Film, New York, NY
    - RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA
    - 2010 Benefit Photography Auction and Exhibition, Silver Eye Center for Photography,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    - Meander: Works Inspired By the Santa Fe River, Santa Fe Convention Center
     2010
    - Object Diaspora, Verve Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
    2009
    - Photo LA, Verve Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    - Galisteo Basin Photography Project, Photo Eye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
    - Collectors Day, Preston Contemporary Arts Center, Las Cruces, NM
    - Photo Miami, Verve Gallery, Miami, FL
    2008
    - Along the Pecos, Installation with Steven Miller, Mov-In Gallery, College of Santa Fe
    - Photo New Mexico, Underground Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
    - Water Planet, Capital Rotunda Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
    - Light, Meter Gallery, Group Exhibition, NY
    - Ouch! Scheinbaum Russek Ltd., NM
    - Hothouse, Meter Gallery, Group Exhibition, NY
    2007
    - The Seed Catalog, Bridge Art Fair, Chicago, IL
    - Collect 8, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe
    2006

    - Aluminum, Silver and Chrome, Marion Center for Photographic Arts, College of Santa Fe
    - Moon Series, Verve Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
    2005
    - Golden Light Awards, Chelsea Art Museum, NYC
    - Bloc-Busta, ArtSantaFe 2005, NM
    - Photoaustin VI: Lens Based Work By Women Photographers, IDEA-art, Austin, TX
    - Friends of the Gallery Show, Verve Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
    - Earth Series, Phil Space, Santa Fe, NM
    2004
    - Reverse, Traveling Exhibit, Philip Feldman Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland
    2003
    - H20, Traveling Exhibit, Santa Fe Art Institute; Santa Fe, NM
    - Reverse, In Conjunction with PhotoArts 2003
    2002
    - Tradigital: Exhibit of Art Science Laboratory Associates, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe
    - Deus Ex Machina, Bradley University, Illinois
    - Botanical Photography, La Quinta Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM;
    - Collect, Center For Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM
    - Earth Studies, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe
    2001
    - Evolutions of Narrative Photography, PhotoArts 2001; SFCC, Santa Fe, NM
    - New Mexico Photographer Magazine Exhibit, ENMU Runnels Gallery; Portales, NM

Showing 1–12 of 15 artworks

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    Eridanus, 2017
    6.5 x 4.5 ″ Framed: 16 x 13 ″ toned gelatin silver print $1,000.00
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    Triangulum, 2016
    15.5 x 20 cm Framed: 33 x 40 cm silver gelatin print $1,000.00
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    Vela, 2016
    12.5 x 16.5 cm Framed: 33 x 40 cm silver gelatin print $1,200.00
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    Mensa, 2016
    15.5 x 20 cm Framed: 33 x 40 cm silver gelatin print $1,000.00
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    Utopia 1, 2014
    20 x 14.5 cm Framed: 50 x 40 cm albumen print
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    Here nor There 20, 2013
    13.5 x 20 cm Framed: 33 x 40 cm albumen print $1,200.00
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    Utopia 7, 2013
    19.5 x 14.5 cm Framed: 50 x 40 cm albumen print $1,200.00
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    Here nor There 17, 2013
    11.5 x 20.5 cm Framed: 33 x 40 cm handcoated albumen print $1,400.00
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    Utopia 2, 2013
    15.5 x 20 cm Framed: 40 x 50 cm albumen print Sold
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    Here nor There 15, 2012
    5 x 8 ″ Framed: 13 x 16 ″ handcoated albumen print $1,200.00
  • Jennifer Schlesinger

    Here nor There 11, 2012
    20 x 12.5 cm Framed: 40 x 33 cm handcoated albumen print $1,200.00
  • Jennifer Schlesinger

    Here nor There 16, 2012
    20.5 x 11.5 cm Framed: 42 x 34 cm handcoated albumen print $1,200.00