Biography

 

JENNIFER JEANNELLE received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Metropolitan State University and her Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture & Installation from the Lesley University College of Art and Design. Jeannelle is an artist and member of Pirate Contemporary Art and an artist with the Denver Collective Pangloss Gravitron. She also is the chair of the Visual Art Department at Littleton High School in Littleton, Colorado.  Her work has been exhibited locally and nationally. 

 

Jeannelle describes her work as a collaboration with the Earth, harnessing the metaphoric energy of materials and exploring visual associations between art, science, technology and human development. Her understanding of these complex systems manifests through mimicking, abstracting, recreating and reinterpreting. 

Education and Credentials

MFA – Fine Art, Sculpture/Installation Emphasis, 2009

Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University – Boston, MA

 

Professional Teacher License– K-12 Visual Art, 1998-present

Colorado Department of Education

 

BFA – Fine Art, Crafts/Ceramics Emphasis, 1998

Metropolitan State University of Denver – Denver, CO

           

AA – Humanities, Literature Emphasis, 1994

Community College of Denver – Denver, CO

Solo Art Exhibitions

  • origins: a memoir, Pirate Contemporary Art, Lakewood, CO  2019

  • Unearthed, Stone Spiral Gallery, Lakewood, CO 2018

  • SUBSTRATE, Ironton Gallery, Denver, CO  2015 

  • CONVERGENCE/Analogous Structures, Collaboration with Stephen Martonis, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, CO  2013

  • Past, Presence, Permanence, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, CO  2012

  • RECEPTIVE, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, CO  2011

  • Decay & Emerge, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, CO  2010

  • Biotic Potential - Artist in Residence, Vertigo Art Space, Denver, CO  2008

 

Invitational Art Exhibitions

  • NET(works), Arapahoe Community College Invitational, Littleton, CO  2019

  • Succulents and Savages II – Portraits, Curator Tracy Tomko, Denver, CO  2014

  • The Love Show, Curator Erin Asmussen, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO  2014

  • Succulents and Savages, Collaboaration with David Jeannelle, Curator Tracy Tomko, Love Gallery, Denver, CO 2013

  • An Intimate Dialogue: 7 Women 7 Voices, Curator Theresa Anderson & Collin Parson, Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO  2012

  • Notes on Feeling, Collaborative Work with Theresa Anderson and Rebecca Vaughan, Curator Alissa Auther, RedLine Project Space, Denver, CO 2012

  • Guest Artist, Curator Richard Cutrona, Good Question Gallery, Newark, NJ 2012

  • Modest in Scale, Curator Alicia Bailey, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO  2008

 

 

Selected and Juried Group Shows

  • 40th Anniversary Show, Pirate Contemporary Art, Lakewood, CO 2020

  • Radical Compliance, Center For Visual Arts, Denver, CO 2016

  • Art of the State, "Museum of Outdoor Arts Award," Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO  2016

  • 2nd Annual Juried Show, Juror Collin Parson, Mai Wyn Fine Art Gallery, Denver, CO 2015

  • Annual Group Show, Ironton Gallery, Dever, CO  2015

  • Annual Group Show, Ironton Gallery, Denver, CO  2014

  • Annual Members Show, Ice Cube Gallery, 2012

  • Colorado Art Education Association, Jurors Alvin Gregorio and Scott Lary, “Best of Show” Award, “Viewer’s Choice”

Award, “Honorable Mention” Award, Events Gallery at 910 Arts, Denver, CO  2012

  • Teach, Play, Show, Curtis Center for the Arts and Humanities, Greenwood Village, CO  2012

  • Icebreaker3, Juror Gwen Chanzit, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, CO  2012

  • 1:1 Members Group Show, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, CO  2011

  • Uncommon Ground – 2011 NCECA Regional Show, Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO  2011

  • NEXT, BECA Foundation, Albuquerque, NM  2011

  • Colorado Art Education Association, Next Gallery, Denver, CO 2011

  • Friends & Family Group Show, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, CO  2010

  • Best Of 2010, Juror Michael Paglia, 910 Arts, Denver, CO  2010

  • Locally Grown, Juror Ken Hamel, “Top Pick” Award, CORE New Art Space, Denver, CO  2010

  • Merge:  Metro Alumni, Metro Center for Visual Arts, Denver, CO  2010

  • Wabi Sabi, Juror Michael Gadlin, Sync Gallery, Denver, CO  2010

  • Colorado Art Education Association, The Luther Bean Museum, Alamosa, CO  2010

  • New Works by Members Group Show, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, CO  2010

  • Buy Art, Not Underwear Inaugural Group Show, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, CO 2009

  • Wide Open Whatever, CORE New Art Space, Denver, CO  2009

  • MFA Thesis Exhibition, University Hall Gallery, Boston, MA  2009

  • Consumption Junction, Lakewood Cultural Center, Lakewood, CO  2008


 

 

Lectures, Workshops & Related Projects

  • "Installation Art," Guest Artist Lecture and Student Workshop, Seattle Academy, Seattle, WA 2015

  • Colorado Art Eductation Association, Conference Presentor, Breckenridge, CO  2010, 2012, 2015

  • "Artists in the Real World,” Panelist, Metro Center for Visual Arts, Denver, CO  2011, 2012, 2014

  • One Square Foot, Donation, RedLine Project Space, Denver, CO  2014

  • “The Jennifer Jeannelle Interview,” Guest Artist Radio Interview, Untitled Art Show, Denver, CO 2012 http://untitledartshow.com/?p=2447

  • (MA)chi(N)e(MADE): Organic Precision, Guest Curator, Vertigo Art Space, Denver, CO  2011

  • “Douglas County Senior Art Show,” Guest Judge, Outlets at Castle Rock, Castle Rock, CO, 2011

  • “Earth Movers & Shakers:  A Look at Land Art,” Workshop Lecture, Colorado Art Education Association Conference, Breckenridge, CO, 2010

  • “Leaving Marks by Making Marks:  The Earth and Biotic Potential,” Artist Talk, Boston University, Boston, MA  2009

  • Denver County Fair – Second Place Ribbon, Mixed Media Category, Denver, CO  2011

  • Common Box, Donation, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO  2009

  • Featured Artist: Reading Room, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO  2009

  • Design and Build Sculpture Finalist, Grant Recipient, Museum of Outdoor Arts, Englewood, CO  2005

  • Empty Bowls, Invitational Donation, Food Bank of the Rockies, Denver, CO  2002

Publications

 

 

Professional Experience

  • Littleton High School – Littleton, CO, 2000-present

Visual Art Department Chair, 2013-present

IB/AP Studio Art, Ceramics 1, Ceramics 2, Sculpture, Art Foundations

Professional Learning Community Facilitator, 2006-present

IB Extended Essay Advisor, 2013-present

Guide students to install permanent, large-scale sculptures as gifts to the school, 2008, 2010

Teacher Mentor for Student Teachers, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017

Museum of Outdoor Arts “Design and Build” sculpture grant, 2005

School Accountability Committee, 2003-2006

 

  • Pirate Contemporary Art - Denver, CO 2019-present​​

    • Associate Member​

  • Pangloss Gravitron – Denver Collective, Member, Denver, CO 2015-present

     

  • Art Students League of Denver, Denver, CO  2015-present

    Instructor

  • Ice Cube Gallery – Denver, CO 2009-2013

            Director 2012-2013, Membership Director 2010-2012, PR Director 2009-2010

 

  • Arapahoe Community College – Littleton, CO  2010

Adjunct Professor – Art Appreciation

                                                           

  • Denver Art Museum – Denver, CO 2006

            Member 1996-present

Volunteer Ambassador, Gallery Host

 

  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver

            Member 2001-present

 

  • National Education Travel Council 2005

            Teacher Leader/Chaperone – Coordinated student art tour throughout France & Italy

 

  • Initial Education Teacher Agency - London, England 1999

            Long-Term Substitute Teacher – Design & Technology, Year 6 Classroom

 

 

2010 - present

2010 - present