Jennifer Williams

Adjunct Professor
Head Technician, Photography

Jennifer Williams’ large-scale site-responsive photographic installations are visual interpretations of urban morphology evident from a pedestrian viewpoint within specific neighborhoods. Through layered compositions she addresses the non-linearity of physical change in modern cities. She is represented by Robert Mann Gallery in New York has been widely exhibited throughout the country. Notable recent exhibitions include: San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, The Hunterdon Art Museum, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Muriel Guépin Gallery, and Workshop in Venice, Italy. Honors include the A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship, the Center for Emerging Visual Artists fellowship, the NARS Foundation International Artist Residency, and the Visual Studies Workshop residency, as well as the Aljira Emerge program. Her work has been featured in publications like ARTnews, The New Yorker, Excerpt Magazine, Title Magazine, The Site95 Journal, Photography Quarterly, and the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Jennifer received her MFA from Goldsmiths College in London and her BFA from Cooper Union in New York. She lives and works in New York City and currently teaches at Cooper Union and City College - CUNY.

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