Jennifer Steinkamp uses 3-D computer animation and new media to create video installations that activate architectural space and alter phenomenological perception. She designs and digitally simulates movement of organic and abstract forms such as trees, flowers, and floating fabrics. Her works are displayed as site-specific projections that amplify the architectural setting by blurring the boundary between real and illusionistic space. These animated environments, while visually alluring, often carry subtle ominous references such as Daisy Bell, which features an array of beautiful yet poisonous flowers. Time plays a significant role in Steinkamp’s work, often depicting cyclical occurrences such as changing seasons and life cycles. These cycles do not typically have a beginning, middle, or end, but rather are working with non-narrative concepts of change. In this sense, her work is more aligned with artists who prioritized sensorial experience, like James Turrell, Mary Corse, and others of the Light and Space movement of the 1960s, than with film or other such time/media-based art.

Jennifer Steinkamp
Denver, 1958

Current Exhibitions

New Exhibitions at the Margulies Collection 2018

The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse

23 Oct — 27 Apr
The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse will open this season with an additional 5,000 square feet of exhibition space, expanding the facility to a total of 50,000 square feet. The new exhibitions at the Warehouse will include installations...

Past Exhibitions

Jennifer Steinkamp: Naturaleza digital

Espacio Fundación Telefónica
23/02/2018 — 22/04/2018

Belief + Doubt: Selections From The Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz Collection

Nsu Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
26/08/2016 — 22/01/2017

Artists in Their Time

Istanbul Museum
27/07/2015 — 04/01/2016

Solo Shows

Winter Fountains for the Parkway, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA Jennifer Steinkamp: Judy Crook, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO
Jennifer Steinkamp, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Judy Crook 5, Bradbury Art Museum, Arkansas, AR

Madame Curie, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
Still-Life, ACME., Los Angeles, CA
Jennifer Steinkamp: Botanic 3, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

Jennifer Steinkamp: Mike Kelley Projections, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
Jennifer Steinkamp, Leeahn Gallery, Seoul, Korea Diaspore, Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong

Street Views, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Shimmering Tree: A Projection by Jennifer Steinkamp, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Orbit 12, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC Madame Curie, Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
The Vanquished, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
6eQUJ5, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
Jennifer Steinkamp: Madame Curie, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
greengrassi, London, United Kingdom

Group Shows

Multiple Modernisms, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
Virtual Views: Digital Art from the Thoma Foundation, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL
Orbit, DLECTRICITY, Michigan Science Center, Detroit, MI
Naturalia, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

Narciso Rodriguez: An Exercise in Minimalism, Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL Belief + Doubt: Selections from Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz Collection, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Natura Morte: contemporary artists reinvigorate the still-life tradition, Bohusläns Museum, Uddevalla, Sweden
Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY; Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN, MUSAC – Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, Leon, Spain
Renaissance, Lille3000, Lille, France
Taking Their Place: Recent Acquisitions in Context, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
Nature Morte: Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life, Ha gamle prestegard, Naerbo, Norway
Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, NC; Ohio State University Urban Arts Space, Columbus, OH
Future Seasons Past, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
Wall Flowers, Sotheby’s SI2, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Denver Country of birth: USA Date of birth: 1958 Lives in: Los Angeles, USA