Cornelia Jensen

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Four Hours Out, 2012 Ink, Tint And Latex Paint On Canvas 26 X 67 X 1.5 Inches © 2012
Comoddity, 2009 Wood, Latex Paint, Nails, String, Fur, Black Eyed Susan Centers, Squirrel Tail, Aluminum Can, Sesame Seeds, Toothpicks, Book Lining 7 X 14 X 1 Inches © 2009
Arizona Pronghorn, 2009 Latex Paint On Canvas 18 X 36 X 1.5 Inches © 2009
Desert Afternoon Storm, 2012 Charcoal, Latex Paint And Pray Paint On Canvas 14 X 36 X 1.5 Inches
Monument Valley with Two Horses, 2012 Oil Stick, Shellac And Latex Paint On Canvas 72 X 72 X 2 Inches
Micro Modulightor, May, 2012 Found Styrofoam Packing Material, Plastic Grass, Light 6' X 5' X 3'
Microstructures III, December 2011 Styrofoam Packing Material, Plastic Grass, Fluorescent & Led Light 7' X 14' X 10'
Microstructures III, December 1st - December 31st Found Styrofoam Packing Material, Plastic Grass, Led And Fluorescent Lights 14' X 7' X 10' © Microstructures 2011
Tango, 2011 Styrofoam Packing Material & Fluorescent Light 32" X 26" X 12" D
Dionysus, 2009 Styrofoam Packing Material, Plastic Grass, Flourescent Lights 18 X 13 X 9 Inches © 2010
Serenity, 2009 Mixed Media 24" X 24" X 7" © Cornelia Jensen
Afterlife, 2010 Styrofoam Packing Material, Plastc Grass, Led Lights, Acetate 24 X 24 X 7 Inches
Sunset Crater Park, 2011 Ink & Latex Paint On Wood 24 X 48 X 1 1/2 Inches
Arizona Pinon Roots, 2010 Latex Paint On Canvas 36 X 24 X 1 1/2 Inches
C'est la Guerre, 2007 Cog, Cd, Copper Wire, Bullets, Faux Bee, Mdf, Silver Leaf 7 X 7 X 4 Inches © 2009
Garden of Eden, 2008 Video Game Screen, Birth Control Pill Packs, Enamel Flower Pin, Plastic Grass, Packet Of "Glad You Came" Coasters, Thumbtack 24 X 24 X 2 Inches © 2009
Ladybugs, 2008 Felt, Latex Paint, Ladybugs On Wood 5 X 3 X 1 1/2 Inches © 2009
38 Special, 2003 Latex Paint On Cnvas 24 X 36 X 1 Inches © 2009
The Palm of my Hand, 2009 Latex Paint And Feathers On Velvet 44" X 44" © 2009
The Promise of Spring, 2009 Latex Paint And Fur On Denim 32 X 42 X 1 Inches © 2009
Fungus Beetle, 2007 Latex Paint On Wood 6" X 6" © 2008
Bee Mine, 1996 Gouache On Paper, String, Oil Paint, Spray Paint, Glitter 14" X 10" © 2008
Garden Tiger Moth, 2007 Latex Paint, Ink And Tint On Wood 6 X 6 Inches
Portrait of Mary Jane #2, 2003 Latex Paint On Alligator Vinyl 18" X 12" © 2008
Portrait of Mary Jane #1, 2003 Latex Paint On Vinyl 6" X 4" © 2003
Venus Half-Baked, 2002 Latex Paint On Vinyl 14 X 10 Inches
Nightshade, 1997 Latex Paint, Fur, Linoleum, Aluminum, Nails On Wood 20 X 28 X 2 Inches
Spiderman, 1997 Latex Paint, Metallic Powder, Rusty Metal, Nails, Vintage Frame, Wood 36 X 31 X 1 1/2 Inches
The Saguaros, 2012 Oil Stick And Latex Paint On Canvas 36" X 42" © corneliajensen
Monument Valley With Two Horses, 2012 Latex Paint, Oil Stick And Shellac On Canvas 72" X 72" © Cornelia Jensen
Quick Facts
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California College of the Arts, 2009, MFA
Haverford College, PA, 1983, BA
Syracuse University
mixed-media, installation, landscape, modern, conceptual, sculpture

Cornelia Jensen’s work ranges from landscape painting to found-object assemblage, often blurring the boundary between abstract and representational imagery. By juxtaposing recycled objects in a reliquary format, Jensen references the relationship between human-made environment and human unconscious. Jensen has begun incorporating light into some of her assemblages. The added element of illumination, transforms our conception of what is a normal avenue to the sublime. Currently Jensen is focused on landscape painting, following in the footsteps of her late father. All her work represents a personal concern with the existence and lifespan of our natural environment vis-a-vis human industry and how it suffers or wins.

Jensen received her MFA from California College of the Arts in 2009. Recently she attended an artist residency at The Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona. While living in San Francisco Jensen participated in an artist residency at the Lola Gallery which she also helped create. She also designed and created venues for art and film, including The Werepad, where she curated art and multi-media events, and worked on independent films. In 1988 she began the graduate program in Film/Video Performance at California College of Arts and Crafts. In 1987, she received a BA in Philosophy from Haverford College. In 1986 she studied at the Syracuse University Studio Art Program in Florence, Italy. She graduated with honors in Art from The Masters School in 1983 and received the Merriam Hewitt Art Award. Jensen started exhibiting her art at the age of four. Her work has been exhibited in the United States, Europe and Korea and is in private collections in the United States and Europe. Jensen was born in 1965. She currently lives in Brooklyn.