Hello and welcome to my page, I am a Visual Artist, Fibre Artist, Mixed/Multi Media, Digital Artist, Photo/Film Artist
Jennie Thwing is a New York based artist, animator and educator. She received her BFA from Tyler School of Art and her MFA from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She teaches time-based media at SUNY Farmingdale State College. She has had solo exhibitions at Grizzly Grizzly, Local Project, Chashama Space to Present, the Arlington Arts Center, the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, The Mainline Art Center, Soho 20 Gallery, School 33, Fleisher Art Memorial Dene M. Locheim Gallery, Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, Studio 34 and 20.20. She has curated numerous multidisciplinary exhibitions and attended residencies in the US, Norway, New Zealand, and Canada. She has received numerous awards including the 2014 Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art; an Environmental Art Project Grant at the Schuylkill Center; a 2013 - 15’ Center for Emerging Artists Fellowship; a 2014 SPARC Artist in Residence grant; and a 2014 & 2019 Queens Arts Fund Grant.
New York City, NY, USA
Samples of my work
My goal as an artist is to process and understand the human experience through the creation of art. Using animation, sculpture and installation I create imaginary narratives that reference the history, ideology, politics, social context, family mythologies, and dreams of myself and others. The subject matter of my work ranges from animated dioramas to historical reenactments. All of my work revolves around the natural world and involves the anthropomorphism of nature, refuse, and human environments. I have worked in the medium of animation and installation for over 15 years. I used to rely on residencies and periods of inspiration to produce art. After the birth of my 5-year-old son, I was forced to change my work process. I gave up my studio and could no longer work continuously for weeks at a time. Instead, I started creating daily 3-10 second animations. This led to a series of paper-cut/ cell animations and wall installations that serve as a love letter to my son and a record of my pre-child memories and post-Covid fears.