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Jennifer Bartlett    more about the artist
space (b. 1941, Long Beach, California)
She graduated from Mills College in Oakland, California, and earned her BFA and MFA from Yale University. Since her first one-person exhibit in New York in 1974, she has had numerous one-person shows and has participated in major exhibitions at institutions such as the San Francisco Museum of Art; the Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh; the Brooklyn Museum of Art; and the Milwaukee Museum.
Jennifer Bartlett is an internationally recognized painter and printmaker. Her early work, which was strictly limited to grids, graphs, and dots, has evolved to include an expanded view of the possibilities of classifying and cataloging. Recently she has created a set of works linked by the image of a square and triangle immediately identifiable as a house. The silkscreen print House: Dots, Hatches is based on the 1998 oil painting of the same title.
The Smithsonian Associates published the fine-art print House: Dots, Hatches in collaboration with Jennifer Bartlett. The colorful silkscreen print presents a seemingly simple image of a red house camouflaged by brightly colored dots and hatches within a loose grid pattern, which creates a confetti-like screen. The intense primary colors and highly active patterns make this a dynamic and exciting image, which is reflective of Ms. Bartlett's interest in the way the mind organizes ideas.

Painting, sculpture.
Bartletts initiall tendency is towards neo-Post-Impressionism; subsequently she moved towards Conceptual concerns and adopted a more painterly approach in the mid-1980s. Now she combines elements of these two phases in her installations.
Themes: ethnological references, domestic or vernacular architecture and dreams of escape.

Born 1941 in Long Beach, California. Lives and works in New York City.
1963 B.A. Mills College
1964 B.F.A. Yale University School of Art and Architecture
1965 M.F.A. Yale University School of Art and Architecture
1972 - 1977 School of Visual Arts, New York
Jennifer Bartlett - House, Dots and Hatches
"House, Dots and Hatches"


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