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Cornelia Jensen
Brahmaeid Moth
2007 (6" x6")
Latex paint, tint, ink varnish on wood
Black Witch
1996 (24" x24")
Gouache, latex paint, on linoleum and wood
My work ranges from figure-ground painting to stylized found-object
assemblage. After writing a thesis on light artist, James Turrell, I
was inspired to incorporate light as a medium into the sculptural
pieces. These light-fused works can function as individual objects
or can be conformed into larger installations. By juxtaposing
recycled objects in a reliquary format, I reference the relationship
between man-made environment and human unconscious. The
added element of illumination transforms our conception of what is
a normal avenue to the sublime.
Bee Mine
1996 (14" x 12")
Gouache, paper, string, oil paint, spray paint, glitter on wood
Fungus Beetle
2007 (6" x6")
Latex paint, tint, ink varnish on wood
Thread-Winged Lacewing
2009 (6" x6")
Latex paint, tint, ink varnish on wood
I have exhibited my work and curated exhibitions for over
twenty years. My most recent solo exhibition was my MFA
thesis installation at in Manhattan’s
Lower East Side. While based in San Francisco, I
participated in an artist residency at the Lola Gallery. I
also designed and created venues for art and film,
curated art and multi-media events, and worked on
independent films. In 1988 I moved to San Francisco to
attend the graduate program in Film/Video Performance
at California College of Arts and Crafts. In 1987, I
received my BA in Philosophy from Haverford College,
during which time I studied at the Syracuse University
Studio Art Program in Florence, Italy. I graduated with
honors in Art from The Masters School in 1983 and
received the Merriam Hewitt Art Award. My father, a part-
time landscape painter, was my first teacher. He always
involved me in his art practice stretching canvases and
hanging shows. I was fortunate enough to grow up near
New York City and come from a family that encouraged
the study and practice of art.
38 Special
2003 (24" x 36")
Latex paint on canvas
Catgirl Lamp
1998 (24" x 18" x 12")
Motorcycle windshield, string, sign paint,
spray paint, metal, incandescent light
Light Art
2009 (19" x 20" x 20")
Styrofoam packing material, plastic grass, PVC
tubing, kitty litter, dried black-eyed-susan centers, latex paint, LED lights  
High Rise
2009 (29" x 15" x 10")
Styrofoam packing material, plastic grass, LED lights
Butterfly Sculpture
1998 (24" x16")
Steel motor cycle parts
Motor Cycle Chair
1998 (39" x 29" x 22")
Steel motor cycle parts, plastic, vinyl, moss
Eclipse #2
2007 (11" x 11")
Latex paint and spray paint on wood