Back To Top

Artist

Gallery Exhibitions

Museum Exhibitions & Projects

Museum Exhibition

Museum of Fine Arts, ...
Jennifer Steinkamp: Mike Kelley Projection...

October 19 – 26, 2014

museum exhibition

Albright-Knox Gallery
Jennifer Steinkamp

March 14 – June 29, 2008

Artist Bio

Jennifer Steinkamp

News

Rhizome Seven on Seven Conference Jennifer Steinkamp & Rana el Kaliouby

May 14 2016

News

Women Are Taking Over This Year's 'Seven on Seven' Conference

April 16 2016

PRESS

The Los Angeles Times

July 15, 2014

PRESS

Architectural Digest

February 24, 2014

PRESS

South China Morning Post

February 13, 2014

PRESS

The Houston Chronicle

June 21, 2012

PRESS

Artinfo

December 1, 2011

PRESS

San Diego City Beat

April 5, 2011

PRESS

Wall Street Journal

January 20, 2011

PRESS

Switched

September 11, 2010

PRESS

Whitewall

September 10, 2010

PRESS

Interview

September 7, 2010

PRESS

WWD

August 31, 2010

PRESS

ARTnews

March 31, 2010

PRESS

Flavorpill's Daily Dose

January 28, 2009

PRESS

Men.Style.com Jennifer's Flowers

September 5, 2008

PRESS

The Moment: The New York Times blog The Insider | Jennifer Steinkamp

September 3, 2008

PRESS

Art + Auction Making Noise

August 31, 2008

PRESS

Los Angeles Times Jennifer Steinkamp dazzles at ACME

June 13, 2008

PRESS

NYTimes-T Magazine

October 1, 2007

PRESS

ARTnews

July 1, 2007

PRESS

Art in America

March 1, 2007

PRESS

ArtForum

January 2, 2007

PRESS

New York Times

July 1, 2005

PRESS

ARTnews

June 1, 2004

PRESS

ARTnews

April 1, 2004

PRESS

Frieze

April 1, 2004

PRESS

Art in America

December 1, 2003

PRESS

Artforum

February 1, 2003

PRESS

RES Magazine

January 1, 2003

PRESS

Los Angeles Times

December 20, 2002

PRESS

Los Angeles Times

March 3, 2000

PRESS

Artweek

October 1, 1998

PRESS

art/text

August 1, 1997

Interview


From the Chaos of Fashion Week: The W Hotel
Leila Brillson

Jennifer Steinkamp confesses that she's still uncertain as to which of her works will be unveiled on the side of the four-story facade of the newest New York W, opening in the Financial District this week. She plans to display a variation of her colorful, naturalistic Orbit, which has appeared on a smaller scale at the emerging ACME art gallery in her native Los Angeles, but when dealing with large-scale public artworks, plans rapidly change: "Stuff like this is hard to predict. I don't have a big space to act as a mock up, and I want people to see details. But I have back-up plans, because you never know what it's going to look like until you project it."??

Steinkamp is a pro at launching high-profile projects. Coinciding with the W event, Steinkamp exhibits Premature, her solo show at Chelsea's Lehmann Maupin Gallery. She is also scheduled to meet with the New York Opera about an upcoming production of Austrian composer Arnold Schoenburg, while simultaneously preparing for her incoming students at UCLA's Design Media Arts program, where she teaches. Of course, it is also Fashion Week, and designers like Valentino (whom she worked with in Paris) seem to love Steinkamp's bold, graphic animations. In fact, Narciso Rodriguez is such a big fan, he requested to host the W opening, because he drew inspiration from her work for his spring collection. Though hectic, the artist is refreshingly zen, even creating extra pieces in case one of her planned ones don't fit the tricky, gargantuan spaces.??

Steinkamp's two New York shows slide busily between disparate themes: Premature is fascinated with corporality and decay, while Orbit sends psychedelic, lively trees swirling. Created using the software Maya, Premature features veins with what she calls a "tubular meat texture." Using a marbelization process, she rendered each tendril to pulsate and twist. "It is an in-between piece. At first, it looks like living tissue but at the same time, it is dead," she explains. The myriad of tangled tubes retains Steinkamp's multi-chromatic trademark, but the works are strangely ominous, veering from her more environmental, fantastic images to embrace the crooked, industrial Rem Koolhaas-designed space. Across town at the W, Orbit is what Steinkamp calls "going back to my abstract roots," with Technicolor flora and branches against negative space. "I envisioned what it would be like on a different planet, with vegetation like ours," she says. "You see a whole year on a different time scale."??

The installation at the W, like Steinkamp herself, has many things going on. Aiming to kick off Fashion Week as a prelude to Fashion's Night Out, the event welcomes another Starwood property to Manhattan soil—and the solo Lehmann Maupin show, too (which, she bemusedly explains, is being installed at the same time as the W). Luckily, this type of harried activity is a cinch for Steinkamp, who makes art finding meaning in chaos. ???

THE W NEW YORK IS LOCATED AT 123 WASHINGTON STREET, NEW YORK. PREMATURE OPENS SEPTEMBER 10 AT LEHMANN MAUPIN, LOCATED AT 540 WEST 26 ST.