Jen will be included in an exhibition called Tools of the Trade in Blue Spiral 1 Gallery of Asheville, NC. The exhibition opens July 3rd and runs until August 28th. In celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, ‘Tools of the Trade’ is the first of two all women shows the gallery is hosting in 2020. Jen will displaying multiple large scale pieces from glass, bronze, print media and found objects. This exhibit references and pays homage to the tradition of "women's work" in the contemporary realm.
48th Annual International Invitational Awards Exhibition
Royal Oak, MI
Grand opening: May 8th
Exhibition dates: May 8th - July 3rd
Habatat adapted the Glass48 International event to a client focused online presentation so the exhibition can be viewed from anywhere. Jen will be displaying two new bodies of work. Both are series of kiln cast frames hues of blues, grays, and greens with screen print. The images of landscapes, clouds, and bridges are taken from her original photography.
Jen has created a series of glass frames with screen prints. The images are appropriated from photographs found in her family’s albums. Each piece depicts shoes worn during different moments in a woman’s life.
Jen is now honored to be represented by Blue Spiral 1 Gallery in Asheville, NC.
Blue Spiral 1 exhibits work by exceptional artists and object makers. thematic group exhibitions and individual artist showcases rotate in the Main and Lower Level galleries every other month, while the gallery's Upper Level features a wide array of works by over 100 represented artists.
Jen has been honored to be invited to be a resident artist at the Flint Institute of Arts Museum in Flint, MI. During her residency, she will work with the hot shop team to create a series of experimental prints and afterwards the team with roll up the image onto sculptural elements. Concurrently, Jen will be conducting a workshop which explores experimental screen printing on glass. This workshop will cover different approaches to printing onto glass.
She has been represented by Koelsch Gallery since 2011. This new piece is centered on the idea of forgotten memories. It is a large necklace sculpture (5’ x 3’) made of glass, enamel photography, and 3D metals.
Recipient of the 2019 Faculty Summer Research Award for Tenure / Tenure-Track Faculty
Residency and Awards
Toledo Museum of Art
Students will learn all of the parts of the process from coating a screen to the final print to firing schedules. At the end of the course, each student will take home a series of pieces from tests to a final project that incorporates both powders and enamels. Blazina will also provide information on how students can build their own screen print shop.