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Biography

Jen Harmon Allen was born and raised in Madison, Connecticut. She attended Wellesley College, studying under the sculptor Carlos Dorrien, and graduated in 1995. During her college days, she also studied in Florence for a semester and taught English in Indonesia.

She received her M.F.A. in 2001 from Brigham Young University and is currently a professional artist living in Eagle Mountain, Utah.

Awards

Individual Artist Grant, Utah Arts Council, 2008
Oscarson Discovery Grant, Department of Fine Arts, Brigham Young University, 2000

Selected One-Person and Small Group Exhibits

2010 Leap: an Installation, Rose Wagner Center for the Performing Arts, Salt Lake City, UT
2009 Offerings: an Experiment, Salt Lake City, UT
2005 Dress, Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2001 Jen Harmon/Tessa Mecham, Finch Lane Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2001 The Changing of the Guard (Solo Exhibition), B.F. Larsen Gallery, Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT
1999 Distaff: Cassandra Barney and Jennifer Harmon, Day- Riverside Library, Salt Lake City, UT
1998 Davit Mirzoyan/Jennifer Harmon, Brimhall Gallery, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Group Shows and Exhibitions

2009 Face of Utah Sculpture V, Utah Cultural Celebration Center, West Valley City, UT
2009 Gather 3, Hotwax Media, Salt Lake City, UT
2008 Gather 2, Hotwax Media, Salt Lake City, UT
2008 UAC's Individual Artist Grantee Showcase, Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2008 Face of Utah Sculpture IV, Juror’s Recognition, Utah Cultural Celebration Center, West Valley City, UT 2008 Midway Festival of the Arts, Midway Art Association, Midway, UT
2008 Freedom Festival Fine Art Exhibit, Covey Center for the Arts, Provo, UT
2008 84th Annual Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT
2007 Small Pleasures, Sylvan Gallery, Clinton, CT
2007 Holiday Group Exhibition, The “A” Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2007 Western Walls 2007, Prickly Rock Studio, Wallsburg, UT
2007 Timeless: the Figure and the Landscape, Sylvan Gallery, Clinton, CT
2004 A Bit of Tradition, Morris Gallery, Spanish Fork, UT
2003 (Re)collected, UVSC Woodbury Gallery, Orem, UT
2003 Exhibition 2003, Salt Lake Gallery Association, Salt Lake City, UT
2002 The Figure, The “A” Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2002 Lehi Invitational, Lehi Town Library, Lehi, UT
2001 Ceramics/Textile/Fiber, Honorable Mention, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA
2000 Snow College Invitational, Snow College Art Gallery, Ephraim, UT
2000 Spring Salon 2000, Springville Art Museum, Springville, UT
1999 Religious & Spiritual Art of Utah, Springville Art Museum, Springville, UT
1999 Spring Salon 1999, Springville Art Museum, Springville, UT
1999 Statewide Competition 1999, Honorable Mention, Bountiful-Davis Art Center, Bountiful, UT
1998 Young Contemporaries 1998, Sundance, UT
1997 Essex Art Association Juried Exhibition, Honorable Mention, Essex, CT
1995 Copley Society of Boston Student Exhibition, The Copley Society, Boston, MA
1993 Face the Space, Jewett Art Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Art Reviews and Publications

“Leap: the Life and Art of Jen Harmon Allen” by Laura Durham, 15 Bytes: Artists of Utah e-zine, December 2009
“Artistic Temperaments: ‘Utah Artist’ or Not?,” Jay Heuman, 15 Bytes: Artists of Utah e-zine, July 2008

“A Timeless Beauty” by Leah Lopez Schmalz, Guilford Courier, 12 July 2007

“Mixed Metaphors” by Suzanne Dingley, Utah Homes and Gardens,
Autumn 2002, p. 131-134

“Women Examined in New Art Exhibit” by Tonya Fischio, Daily Herald, 26 November 1999

Associations

Foster Art Program

Guest Artist Participation

Lecture and demonstration, Guest Artist series, Snow College, Ephraim, UT, March 2010
Panelist, Second Looks at Sculpture, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT, March 2010

 

 

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