On view June 30 – July 5, 2014
EBK Gallery [small works].
218 Pearl St.
The images in my paintings I would say are a playful combination of three concerns, or better yet, passions: portraiture, art history, and nature. My back yard is beautiful chaos, and this inspires me. I am in love with northern renaissance and still life paintings from the 17 the century, and this inspires me. When I begin a painting I will usually start with myself or with a friend or with child hood photos from my family. These images get “taken apart” and are often re-assembled with other things. My desire is to personalize the idealized notions of beauty and importance, with a touch of humor and a bit of absurdity. J.K.
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CV / Resume
Charlestown Gallery, 5000 South County Trail, Charlestown, RI
Littlejohn Contemporary, 547 West 27 Street, Suite 207, New York, NY
2014: Jennifer Knaus, June 21-28, EBK Gallery [small work],, hartford, CT
Of Beauties & Beasts, July 25- Sept 20, Clement Art Gallery, Troy, NY
2013: Our Expanding Circle: Paper New England Group Exhibit, Hartford CT.
Endless Blooms: Hudson Valley Heirloom Seed Library Packet Design for spring,2013
2012: Jennifer Knaus: Paintings and Drawings, Littlejohn Contemporary, NY, NY.
2010: Enchantment, Curated by Zina Davis. Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, CT.
2009: Go Figure, Paper New England and the Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery, Manchester
Community College, Manchester, CT.
Commentary/Herself, Curated by Rachel Siporin. June Bizantz, Jennifer Knaus, Rachel
Siporin. Brickbottom Artist’s Association, Somerville, MA.
Archaelogy of Wonder, Curated by Kristina Newman-Scott. Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
2008: Drawn, Paper New England and the Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery, Manchester
Community College, Manchester, CT.
Tracing Identity, Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, Hartford, CT.
2007: Jennifer Knaus-Recent Work, Hunter Gallery, St. Georges School, Middletown, RI.
2006: Jennifer Knaus-Recent Work, Canton Artist Guild, Canton, CT.
2005: Self Evidence, Erickson Davis Gallery, Ivoryton, CT.
2004: Jennifer Knaus, New/Now, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
2003: On and Off the Wall, David Holzman, Julie Palmer, Jennifer Knaus. Canton Artist’s Guild,
2001: Women Artists of New Britain, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain,
2000: The Body Show, Canton Artist’s Guild, Canton, CT.
1999: Recent Work, Kathi Packer, Nanny Vonnegut, Jennifer Knaus. Washinton Art Association,
1998: Women Throuh the Eyes of Women, Pump House Gallery, Hartford, CT.
1997: Dream Life, Art Space, New haven, CT.
Adjunct Teaching Experience:
2010: Northwesten Connecticut Community College, Special Topics – Advanced Project
2009: Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, Foundation Drawing Two
2008 – 1994: Central Connecticut State University, 2D Design, Drawing One,
Painting One, Figure Drawing, Advanced Painting
Grants and Awards:
2006: Connecticut Commision on Culture and Tourism Artist’s Fellowship
1999: Greater Hartford Arts Council Fellowship
University of California, Davis. M.F.A., 1992
Skowhegan school of Painting and Sculpture, 1991
San Francisco Art Institute, B.F.A., 1985
2007: Portfolio/This Month by Tracey O’Shaughnessy, Connecticut Magazine, September Issue
2005: An Exercise in Anti-Gravitas by Patricia Rosoff, Hartford Advocate, January 6
2004: To Know Her is to Love Her by Tracey O’Shaughnessy, The Sunday Republican, Dec. 19
2004: The Muse in The Mirror by L.P. Streitfeld, The Hartford Courant, November 26