Born in Denver, Colorado 1958
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California
Jennifer Steinkamp creates highly detailed, digital animations of motifs from the natural world. Projected at very large scale, her works activate the architectural spaces in which they are shown and play with the limits of perception by opening up an almost otherworldly sense of space. This summer, as a key contribution to their partnership in Converge 45, the Portland Art Museum brings together four remarkable projections in a lively presentation on the passing of time as revealed by our natural environment.
Jennifer Steinkamp’s work has been featured in exhibitions across the United States, Europe, and Asia, and is in numerous public and private collections. A professor in the department of Design Media Arts at UCLA, Steinkamp visited Portland in May 2014 for a discussion of her work in the Museum’s Critical Conversations series.
Organized by Portland Art Museum and curated by Sara Krajewski, The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. This exhibition is sponsored by Matthew and Jasmin Felton, and supported in part by Converge 45, Blake and Mark Bruun, Katherine and James Gentry, Bonnie Serkin and Will Emery, Sanjeev Lahoti and Angela Summers, Contemporary Art Council of the Portland Art Museum, Theodore and Nancy Downes-Le Guin, Exhibition Series Sponsors, and Anonymous.