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Jen Raven

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20150121040818-gathering_gratitude
20150121041032-the_fruits_of_self-compassion
the fruits of self compassion, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 36x24 © Jen Raven
20150121041148-one_true_friend
one true friend, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 40x30 © Jen Raven
20150121044024-the_sunburn
the sunburn, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 48x36 © Jen Raven
20150121045738-by_your_anger
by your anger, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 24x18 © Jen Raven
20150121045745-in_order_to_heal
in order to heal, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 24x18 © Jen Raven
20150121050029-to_anger
to anger, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 18x24 © Jen Raven
20150121050247-each_and_every_one
each and every one, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 24x18 © Jen Raven
20150121050427-sins_of_the_fathers_web_edit_sized
sins of the fathers, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 36x24 © Jen Raven
20150121050839-somebody
Somebody, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 24x30 © Jen Raven
20150121051049-dine_in__take_out
dine-in, take-out, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 24x18 © Jen Raven
20150121051404-what_dreams_may_come
what dreams may come, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 24x48 © Jen Raven
20150121051917-it_s_for_you_small
it's for you, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 5x10 Diptych © Jen Raven
20150122054154-web_edit_1000
mata kali my mother, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 20x16 © Jen Raven
20150122054206-the_lines_unread
the lines unread, 2014 Ink And Acrylic On Canvas 14x11" © Jen Raven
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Dessous Photo © Jen Raven
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En Croix 1 Photo © Jen Raven
20150205174857-epaulement
Epaulement Photo © Jen Raven
20150205174947-to_anger
To Anger © Jen Raven
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Bakersfield
Works in
Southern California
Statement

Selected Exhibitions:

2016 "Tiny Treasures XI" Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2016 "Water" Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2016 "Symphony of Wings" Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2016 "Beastly Beings" Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2015 "Tiny Treasures X" Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2015 "All U Can Eat" Bunny Gunner Gallery at The Garner House, Claremont, CA.
2015 "Ascension" Loft Beats Gallery, Pomona, CA.
2015 "Forward Motion" Solo Exhibit.  UCLA Geffen School of Medicine Learning Resource Center, Los Angeles, CA.
2014 "Pas de Berlin" TES Gallery, Bakersfield CA.
2014 "PAIN" UCLA Geffen School of Medicine Learning Resource Center, Los Angeles, CA.
2014 "All U Can Eat" Bunny Gunner Gallery at The Garner House, Claremont, CA.
2013 "Go Big or Stay Home" dba256 Gallery, Pomona, CA. 
2013 "The Great Outdoors" Bunny Gunner Gallery, Pomona, CA.
2013 "Hero de Mayo" dba256 Gallery, Pomona, CA.
2013 "All U Can Eat"  Bunny Gunner Gallery, Pomona, CA. 
2013 "Canopy"  dba256 Gallery, Pomona, CA.
2012  "The Game Show"  Bunny Gunner Gallery, Pomona, CA.
2012 "Simply Red"  The dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA. 
2011  "Kitsch Exhibit" (First Place) Juried Competition.  The Foundry, Bakersfield, CA.  
2011 "Abstract Work of Jen Raven"Solo Exhibit. The Empty Space Gallery, Bakersfield, CA. 
2011 "All U Can Eat" Bunny Gunner Gallery, Pomona, CA.
2011  "Dine In, Take Out" Solo Exhibit.  The Foundry, Bakersfield, CA. 
2009 "Muse" Curated by Jen Raven. A SWAN Day event. The Empty Space Gallery, Bakersfield, CA.
2008 "Burn the Witch III"  Curated by Jen Raven. The Empty Space Gallery, Bakersfield, CA.
2007 “Burn the Witch II”  Curated by Jen Raven. The Empty Space Gallery, Bakersfield, CA.
2007 “Watermarks” (Curator's Pick Award) The Art Studio and 18th Street Gallery, Bakersfield, CA. 
2006 “Burn the Witch” Curated by Jen Raven. The Empty Space Gallery, Bakersfield, CA.
2006 “Bakersfield: Life As It Should Be” Assistant to the Curator. The Empty Space Gallery, Bakersfield, CA.
2006 “The Freak Show” Assistant to the Curator. The Empty Space Gallery, Bakersfield, CA. 
2005 “Monsters and Fairies” Duo exhibit, Jennifer Williams, Jen Raven.  The Empty Space Gallery, Bakersfield, CA.
 

Awards:
2011 First Place Award.  'Kitsch Exhibit' The Foundry Gallery, Bakersfield CA.
2009 Arts in the Community Grant Awarded to Jen Raven, by The Arts Council of Kern.  Bakersfield, CA.
2009 Empty Space Award, "Best Gallery Exhibit, 2008" The 6th Annual Empty Space Awards, Bakersfield, CA.
2008 Empty Space Award, “Best Gallery Exhibit, 2007” The 5th Annual Empty Space Awards, Bakersfield, CA.
2007 Empty Space Award, “Best Gallery Exhibit, 2006” The 4th Annual Empty Space Awards, Bakersfield, CA.
2007 Curator’s Pick Award 'Watermarks' exhibit; The Art Studio and 18th Street Gallery” Bakersfield, CA.
1993 Certificate of Recognition 6510th Component Repair Squadron, TMDE Branch, Edwards AFB, CA.

 

Biography:

Raven is a self-taught fine artist, with an academic background in literature and theatre.  In addition to her works in acrylics and assemblage, she is known for her work as a performance poet, for her award-winning arts community leadership, and for her ongoing work as a concept artist in collaboration with photographer Todd Powers. 

Raven resides in Bakersfield, where she has helped to create and support theatre spaces, art galleries, arts publications, and arts-related non-profit organizations.  She has most recently exhibited with Cactus Gallery in Los Angeles, Bunny Gunner Gallery in Claremont, and the LRC Gallery, UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles.

For more information, please visit www.jenraven.com

 

Exhibited at these venues
Jen Raven has Exhibited at these venues: