Jennifer West

  • Los Angeles based artist, Jennifer West employs various unique processes to produce alchemical transformations in her film based practice. The artist subjects 16, 35 and 70 mm film negative and leader to an eclectic range of idiosyncratic substances including nailpolish, liquid eyeliner, “Teen Spirit” deodorant, wine, spices, Jell-O shots, body glitter, paintballs, Jack Daniels, hot springs water as well as such physical interventions as skateboarding, smearing, crushing, drawing and throwing. West is influenced by classical structuralist film, urban mythology, folklore and popular culture, combining everyday actions and materials to create hypnotic, fast paced films. Performance is as essential to West’s practice as the material composition – united to not only construct the work itself, but also provide a conceptual context. The titles are similarly important. They denote the specific components, activities and participants involved in making the respective film, decipher the enigmatic imagery for the viewer and become evidence of the event/action. Her silent films have a strong synesthetic effect, in that she causes the viewers to taste or smell the “ingredients” that led to her particular visual expression.

  • Serpentine Dance performance inside Flashlight Filmstrip Projection Installation Accompanied by Live Score on Synth and Theremin, 2014, PICA TBA Fest, Portland, Oregon.

  • Serpentine Dance performance inside Flashlight Filmstrip Projection Installation Accompanied by Live Score on Synth and Theremin, 2014, PICA TBA Fest, Portland, Oregon.

  • Serpentine Dance performance inside Flashlight Filmstrip Projection Installation Accompanied by Live Score on Synth and Theremin, 2014, PICA TBA Fest, Portland, Oregon.

  • Serpentine Dance performance inside Flashlight Filmstrip Projection Installation Accompanied by Live Score on Synth and Theremin, 2014, PICA TBA Fest, Portland, Oregon.

  • Serpentine Dance performance inside Flashlight Filmstrip Projection Installation Accompanied by Live Score on Synth and Theremin, 2014, PICA TBA Fest, Portland, Oregon.

  • Analogital, curated by Aaron Moulton, 2013, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, Installation View click here to watch the 7-film Installation with Aaron Moulton

  • Analogital, curated by Aaron Moulton, 2013, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, Installation View click here to watch the 7-film Installation with Aaron Moulton

  • Arrid Extra Dry TV Commercial Filmstrip 4, 2013, Archival inkjet print on clear film, 228.5 x 86.5 cm, 90 x 34 ins

     

  • Spiral of Time Documentary Clear Filmstrip 4, 2013, Archival inkjet print on clear film, 278.5 x 86.5 cm, 80 x 34 ins

  • One Mile Film (5,280 feet of 35mm film negative and print taped to the mile-long High Line walk way in New York City for 17 hours on Thursday, September 13th, 2012 with 11,500 visitors – the visitors walked, wrote, jogged, signed, drew, touched,  danced, parkoured, sanded, keyed, melted popsicles, spit, scratched, stomped, left shoe prints of all kinds and put gum on the filmstrip – it was driven on by baby stroller and trash can wheels and was traced by art students – people wrote messages on the film and drew animations, etched signs, symbols and words into the film emulsion lines drawn down much of the filmstrip by visitors and Jwest with highlighters and markers – the walk way surfaces of concrete, train track steel, wood, metal gratings and fountain water impressed into the film; filmed images shot by Peter West – filmed Parkour performances by Thomas Dolan and Vertical Jimenez – running on rooftops by Deb Berman and Jwest – film taped, rolled and explained on the High Line by art students and volunteers)  2012, 58 minutes, 40 seconds 35mm negative and film print transferred to high-definition video, no sound Commissioned and produced by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

  • One Mile Film, 2012, High Line Art, curated by Cecilia Alemani, New York, Installation view

  • One Mile Film, 2012, High Line Art, curated by Cecilia Alemani, New York, Installation view

  • One Mile Film, 2012, High Line Art, curated by Cecilia Alemani, New York, Installation view

  • One Mile Film, 2012, High Line Art, curated by Cecilia Alemani, New York, Installation view

  • Performance Still: One Mile Film, 2012, High Line Art, curated by Cecilia Alemani, New York

  • Performance Still: One Mile Film, 2012, High Line Art, curated by Cecilia Alemani, New York

  • La Fin de La Nuit, 2012, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Filmstrips: Dawn Surf Jellybowl Filmstrip #6 (2012), Topanga Beach Filmstrip Girls and Cops, (2012), both archival inkjet print, Installation View

     

  • 2012, Lost Property, Amsterdam, Film works: You Killed the Underground Film or the Real Meaning of Kunst bleibt… bleibt… & The Sisters, Installation View

     

  • 2012, Lost Property, Amsterdam, Film works: You Killed the Underground Film or the Real Meaning of Kunst bleibt… bleibt… & The Sisters, Installation View

  • Out of Focus: Photography, 2012, Saatchi Gallery, London, Installation View

     

  • Aloe Vera and Butter, 2012, S1 Artspace Sheffield, UK, Installation View

     

  • Aloe Vera and Butter, 2012, S1 Artspace Sheffield, UK, Installation View

  • Aloe Vera and Butter, 2012, S1 Artspace Sheffield, UK, Installation View

  • Paintballs and Pickle Juice, 2010, Kunstverein Nuremberg, Germany, Installation View

     

  • Perspectives 171: Jennifer West, 2010, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Texas, Installation View

     

  • Perspectives 171: Jennifer West, 2010, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Texas, Installation View

  • Celluloid: cameraless film series, Curated by Esther Schlicht, 2010, Kunsthalle Schirn, Frankfurt, Installation View

     

     

  • Skate the Sky Film 35mm film print of clouds in the sky covered with ink, Ho-HoÍs, and Melon juice – filmstrips taped to Tate Turbine Hall ramp and skateboarded over using ollie, kick flip, pop shove-it, acid drop, melon grab, crooked grind, bunny hop, tic tacs, sex change, disco flip – skateboarding performed live for Long Weekend by Thomas Lock, Louis Henderson, Charlotte Brennan, Dion Penman, Sam Griffin, Jak Tonge, Evin Goode and Quantin Paris, clouds shot by Peter West 2009

  • “Skate the Sky” Long Weekend, 2009, Curated by Stuart Comer, Tate Modern, London

     

  • Skate the Sky, 2009, 35mm film, Tate Modern, London

  • Lemon Juice and Lithium, 2008, Transmission Gallery Glasgow, Scotland, Installation View

     

  • Lemon Juice and Lithium, 2008, Transmission Gallery Glasgow, Scotland, Installation View

  • Now You See It, 2008, Aspen Art Museum Colorado, Installation View

  • If Everybody Had an Ocean: Brian Wilson, 2007an Art Exhibition, CAPC Musee d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France (also shown at Tate St Ives), Installation View

  • If Everybody Had an Ocean: Brian Wilson, 2007an Art Exhibition, CAPC Musee d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France (also shown at Tate St Ives), Installation View

  • Lives and works in Los Angeles
    Born in Topanga Canyon, California, USA

    2004MFA Art Center, Pasadena, California

    Solo exhibitions

    2016Flashlight Filmstrip Projections, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland (upcoming)

    2015One Mile Film, Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York, NY (forthcoming)
    Solo Project, AMERICANAESOTERICA, Various venues, Plodiv, Bulgaria, Curated by Aaron Moulton
    LACMA Screens, LA, CA

    2014Focal Point Gallery, Essex, UK
    One Mile Film, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    Vdrome.org, curated by Jens Hoffman, Filipa Ramos and Andrea Lisson, Introduced by Quinn Latimer

    2013Spirals, Salt and The Pill, MARC FOXX, Los Angeles
    Ivory Snow and a Shark's Tooth, Mallorca Landings, Spain

    2012Highline Art, NYC
    Aloe Vera and Butter, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, UK

    2011Heavy Metals: Iron and Zinc, Vilma Gold, London
    Mascara and Mussels, Franklin Arts Works, Minneapolis
    Shred the Gnar Full Moon Film Noir, West Gallery, MARC FOXX, Los Angeles

    2010Perspectives 171: Jennifer West, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston
    New Year's Series, Western Bridge, Seattle, Washington
    Paintballs and Pickle Juice, Kunstverein Nuremberg, Germany

    2009Pomegranate Juice & Pepper Spray, MARC FOXX, Los Angeles

    2008Electric Kool-Aid and the Mezkal Worm, Vilma Gold, London
    Statements, Art Basel 39, Basel, Switzerland (with Vilma Gold)
    Lemon Juice and Lithium, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow
    Drawing on Film, Drawing Center, New York (week long solo presentation)

    2007Occamy, MARC FOXX, West Gallery, Los Angeles
    The White Room, White Columns, New York
    Yeah Film, Project Room, Sandroni, Rey, Los Angeles

    2004Hallucination, MFA Thesis Show, Art Center College, Pasadena, California, USA

    Selected Performances, Commissioned Projects + Residencies

    2015Artist in Residence, EMPAC, Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Troy, NY

    2014TBA Festival, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR

    2013Conversation and Beers Performance, Casal Solleric, Mallorca, Spain

    2012One Mile Film, Highline Art, NYC, curated by Cecilia Alemani

    2011Drummed Rock Film (with drummer Lara Dhondt and band De Bossen), 5th Biennial of the Moving Image, Mechelen, Belgium, curated by Anthony Kiendl
    Just Kids (California Style) For Patti Smith, Road to Contemporary Art, Kaleidoscope Arena Pavillion, Rome
    Residency Project, MIT with List Visual Arts Center, curated by Joao Ribas

    2010Nuit Blanche, Collaboration with Musician Daniel Lanois, Toronto, Canada, curated by Anthony Kiendl
    "Shred the Gnar Full Moon Film Noir", Produced by Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado, curated by Matthew Thompson
    LAND with Calvin Klein, Los Angeles, CA

    2009"Skate the Sky", Long Weekend, Tate Modern, London, curated by Stuart Comer

    Group Exhibitions (selected)

    2015Eyes on the Street, Cincinnati Art Museum, curated by Brian Sholis
    As Round As an Apple, As Deep As a Cup, TBA Festival, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR, curated by Kristan Kennedy
    Coral Brush Node, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, OR
    Songs Without Words, The Monteverdi Gallery, Tuscany, Italy, curated by Sarah McCrory
    Burnt By The Sun, Mallorca Landings, Mallorca, Spain
    Words as Doors - in Language, Art, FIlm, Kunstlerhaus KM- Halle fur Kunst & Medien, Kunsterhaus Graz, Austria
    Trouble With the Index, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA

    2014Aquatopia, (The imaginary of the ocean deep), Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK; (travelling) Tate St Ives, UK
    Tramway Artists' Moving Image Festival, Tramway 4, Glasgow
    Words as Doors - in Language, Art, Film, Künstlerhaus KM–, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, Austria
    Songs Without Words, curated by Sarah McCrory, The Monteverdi Gallery, Tuscany, Italy
    As Round As an Apple, As Deep As a Cup, TBA Festival, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
    Coral Brush Node, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, OR
    Burnt By The Sun, Mallorca Landings, Mallorca, Spain
    Trouble With the Index, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA

    2013La Fin De La Nuit, Palais de Tokyo, curated by Martha Kirszenbaum
    Aquatopia, Nottingham Contemporary, curated by Alex Farquharson; traveling to Tate St Ives, UK
    Utah Biennial: Mondo Utah, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, curated by Aaron Moulton
    Reflection and Imagination Biennale Online 2013, curated by Jens Hoffman
    Emmy Moore's Journal: An Exhibition Based on a Letter in a Short Story by Jane Bowles, The Printed
    Room, SALTS, Basel, Switzerland, curated by Quinn Latimer
    Analogital, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, Utah
    Cathy, Jean-Paul, Peg Entwistle et les autres, Au 8, rue saint bon, Paris, France

    2012Second Nature: Abstract Photography Then and Now, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
    Polycromies: Surface and Light, Leeds City Art Gallery, Henry Moore Foundation, Leeds, UK
    Inside and From the Ground Up, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland
    Out of Focus Photography, Saatchi Collection Gallery, London, UK
    The Only Rule is Work, Galerie Waalkens, Finsterwolde, Netherlands
    Painter's Panting, Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Georgia
    Quinn Latimer Book Launch, A.P. News, Zurich, Switzerland
    A Useful Looking Useless Object, Sierra Metro, Edinburgh, UK
    Sound and Vision: Crossroads, Plugin ICA, Winnepeg, Canada
    Movable Facture, Vivo Media Arts, Vancouver, Canada

    2011One Person's Materialism is Another Person's Romanticism, Remap, Athens, Greece
    Contour 2011 5th Biennial of the Moving Image, Mechelen, Belgium, curated by Anthony Kiendl
    Adult Contemporary, Kavi Gupta, Berlin, curated by James Krone and Marc Leblanc
    Home Show Revisited, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA, curated by Miki Garcia and Michele O'Marah (cat)
    Another Kind of Vapor, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, Missouri, cuarted by Jenny Gheith
    Update No. 2, White Columns, NYC, cuarted by Amie Scally
    How Soon Now, Rubbell Family Collection Museum, Miami, FL (cat)

    2010Art Video, Art Basel Miami Beach 2010, curated by Lauri Firstenberg
    California Dreamin, Arte Portugal Biennial, Lisbon, Portugal
    In Full Bloom, Galleria Cortese, Milan, Italy
    Just a Matter of Time, Galerie Iris Kadel, Karlsruhe, Germany
    Celluoid. The Cameraless Film, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany, curated by Ester Schlit (cat)
    Supernature, An Exercise in Loads, AMP, Athens, Greece
    Kurt, Seattle Art Museum, Curated by Michael Darling

    2009Pictural Abstraction, Tache-Levy Gallery, Brussels, Belgium, curated by Ariel Roger Paris
    Video Art: Replay, Part 1: Asking Not Telling, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philidelphia
    Altogether Elsewhere, Zoo Art Fair 2009, London, curated by Rob Tufnell (cat)
    The Act of Drawing, VIVID, Birmingham, UK (cat)
    The Source, Cubitt Art Gallery, London, curated by Michelle Cotton
    Processed: Considering Recent Photographic Practices, The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery at Hunter College, New York, curated by Amie Scally (cat)
    Looking Through the Other End of a Telescope, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona, curated by Cassandra Coblentz (cat)
    ‘Skate The Sky Film’, at UBS Openings: The Long Weekend, Tate Modern, Curated by Stuart Comer
    Are You With Me?, Small A Projects, New York

    2008The Station, Miami, curated by Shamim Momin & Nate Lowman
    Now You See It, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, curated by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson
    ARTLV 08, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, curated by Dr. Andrew Renton
    Angles of America, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois curated by Terry Myers
    here's why patterns, Misako and Rosen, Toyko
    Drawing on Film, The Drawing Centre, New York, curated by Joao Ribas, traveling to The Rose Art Museum, Massachusetts
    Come Forth! Eat, Drink, and Look..., Gavin Brown at Passerby, New York, curated by Jesse Willenbring
    Video Show, Blum and Poe, Los Angeles

    2007Words Fail Me, MOCAD, Contemporary Art Museum, Detroit, Michigan, curated by Matthew Higgs
    Me, You, You (A Ventriloquy), Small A Projects, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Viewfinder, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
    If Everybody Had an Ocean: Brian Wilson, an Art Exhibition, (touring) Tate St. Ives, Cornwall, England; CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France (cat)
    Between Two Deaths, ZKM Museum for New Media, Karlsruhe, Germany (cat), curated by Ellen Blumenstein and Felix Ennslin
    In Apetura, Vilma Gold Gallery, London

    2006Pacing, MARC FOXX, Los Angeles
    Grupe, Mandrake, Los Angeles; GBE/Passerby, New York
    Jim Shaw's Army, Rental Gallery, Los Angeles

    2005Celine and Julie Go Boating, Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles, curated by Michael Ned Holte
    Video Show, Sister, Los Angeles

    Selected Screenings

    2015"In the Lion's Den" James Richard and Jennifer West at KHI (Art Historic Institute in Amsterdam)
    Herengracht, Amsterdam
    "Psychic Geographies" with Elise Florenty & Marcel Türkowsky, Arvo Leo, Laure Prouvost, Lis Rhodes, John Smith, Lisa Tan, Agnes Varda, Jennifer West, lothringer13florida, Munich, Germany
    Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, PA, curated by Amanda Donnan

    2014Video Playlist, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL, curated by Karthik Pandian
    Colour, ICA London (traveling) Cornerhouse, Manchester; Tramway, Glasgow; MK Gallery; Milton Keynes; and Turner Contemporary; Margate (All UK)

    2013Mute Sound, South London Gallery, London, UK
    One Mile Film, Casal Solleric, Mallorca, Spain

    2012On the Custom of Wearing Clothes, LUX/ICA Biennial of the Moving Image, London, UK, curated by Michelle Cotton
    Micro/Macro: The World Inside Out, the Cinema Museum, London, UK

    2011Tate Film: Exploring the Abstract, Tate St Ives, UK
    MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
    Artist Film Night, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, with Sarah McCrory
    Structuring Strategies, California Institute for the Arts Film Program
    Oberhausen Film Festival, Art Basel Screenings, curated by Marc Gloede

    2009Supertico Lopez, Berlin
    Wheels, Ink, Ho-Ho’s & Melon: Skate the Sky Film & Other Films by Jennifer West
    Starr Auditorium, Tate Modern, London, Curated by Stuart Comer
    Jimson Weed, Jack Daniels and Jam, Cinematheque, University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, California

    2008Museum Night: Fifi Hengsten & more spectacle in SMBA, SMBA, Amsterdam
    Tomorrow is Humourless, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, curated by Marijn van Kreij
    Evolution / Compendium festival Leeds
    An Evening with Mark Titchner, Tate Britain, London

    2007Parallel Ensemble: a momentary companion to Various Small Fires, Royal College of Art Curatorial Exhibition, London

    Museum Collections

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA, CA
    Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
    Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
    Kadist Public Collection, Paris, France/San Francisco, CA, USA
    Saatchi Public Collection, London, UK
    Rubell Public Family Collection, Miami, FL
    Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, Australia
    Zabludowicz Public Collection, London, UK
    Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington
    Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington

    Selected Bibliography

    2015Jonas, Joan. Okiishi, Ken. Raven, Lucy. West, Jennifer. Ramos, Filipa. "Time As Material", MOUSSE, February 2014, pages 222-232
    Raymond, Jon, "1,000 Words Jennifer West Talks About her Flashlight Filmstrip Projections", ARTFORUM,
    January 2014, pages 196-199 (photos)

    2014Mousse Editors, "Jennifer West “Flashlight Filmstrip Projections” at PICA, Portland"
    Larkin, Daniel. "Filmstrips Shining Like Stained Glass", Hyperallergic.com, September 25
    West, Jennifer. "Passages: Vera Chytilova" Artforum.com, August

    2013Latimer, Quinn, “Highlights 2013: Quinn Latimer”, Frieze.com, Dec. 13th
    Finkel, Jori, “Jennifer West on Tony Conrad’s ‘Yellow Movie’, Los Angeles Times, pg. 15 Arts Section
    Critics Picks, “Just Add Water: Aquatopia at Nottingham Contemporary in Pictures” Guardian.com, July 22
    Hall, Emily, “Gone with a Trace: Emily Hall on Jennifer West’s ‘One Mile Film'" ARTFORUM, February 2013, page 107

    2012Taras, Kania, “On The High Line, Falling Forward with a Season of Art”, Wall Street Journal, 6 August
    Duray, Dan, “Jennifer West Plans Mile-Long Celluloid at the High Line”, GalleristNY.com, 15 August
    Tickle, Ashley, Visitors Leave Their Mark on Jennifer West’s “One Mile Parkour Film” High Line Blog, September 17, Leher-Graiwer, Sarah, “Jennifer West”, treatsmagazine.com, June
    O’Hagan, Sean, “Saatchi captures the confusion of contemporary photography” guardian.co.uk, May 9th.
    Weist, Nicholas, “Cecilia Alemani is the Eye Over the Highline”, artinamerica.com, Feb. 15th
    Diary, “Anne Collier and Jennifer West for Highline Art, New York” mousse.com Feb. 14th
    Clark, Robert, “Exhibition Picks: S1 Artspace, Sheffield” Guardian, London, UK, February 3
    White, Joshua, "Jennifer West - Vilma Gold" Flash Art, Vol. XLV, No. 282, Jan-Feb, pg. 137

    2011Diary, Mousse, Vol. 31, December, p. 180
    Indrisek, Scott, "Destroyed Cinema: Jennifer West Does Damage to Her Films" Modern Painters, pages 52-54
    Bushell, Laura, "Jennifer West at Vilma Gold" Artslant Online, November
    Sherwin, Skye, "Exhibition: Jennifer West" Guardian Guide, Guardian, November, pg. 36
    Gavin, Francesca, "Hung and Drawn" Dazed and Confused, Vol. 3, November, pg. 146
    Moheni, Yasmine, "Beyond the White Cube: Jennifer West on What Happens when Sharks Listen to Heavy Metal", huffingtonpost.com
    Indrisek, Scott, "Beyond Reason" in Belgium, Artinfo, September
    West, Jennifer. "Artists Acting Out: The AbEx Effect" Artforum, Summer Issue
    Nelson, Steffie. "Space Invaders: Artist Mess with Domestic Space", nytimes.com
    Latimer, Quinn. 'It Looks Like a Licked Sunset: Conversation with Jennifer West" eastofborneo.org March

    2010'Jennifer West: Perspectives 171', exhibition catalogue, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Texas
    eds.Schlicht, Esther and Hollein, Max, 'Celluloid: Cameraless Film', exhibition cat. Schirn Kunsthall, Frankfurt
    Vogel, Wendy, Critics’ pick, Houston- Jennifer West, artforum.com, April
    eds. Jason Evans and Stefan Pietsch, 'This Long Century', http://www.thislongcentury.com/
    Iversen, Margaret, 'Chance', Whitechapel Gallery, London, The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusettes, 2010, p.219

    2009Holte, Michael Ned. Pop Right Now. Jennifer West in Twenty-four Frames, Kaleidoscope, Summer Issue, pgs 30-33
    O'Neil Butler, Lauren. Jennifer West 500 Words, Artforum.com, May
    Bedford, Christopher. Jennifer West at Marc Foxx, Artforum, May
    Shaw, Cameron, Critics Pick, “Are You With Me?”, Artforum.com, January
    Bones Beat, “Are You With Me?”, Small A Projects, Village Voice, January

    2008Lack, Jessica, ‘A crush on film: the fine art of smearing your subject’, The Guardian online, Tuesday 23 September
    Allsop, Laura, ‘Jennifer West: Electric Kool-Aid and the Mezcal Worm’, artreview.com, 10 September
    ‘Pick of the week’, The Guardian Guide, 6 September
    Cotton, Michelle, ‘The Source’, Psychonauten Kunst in Ekstase /Art in Ecstasy, Walter Koenig, Jahresring Series
    Latimer, Quinn ‘Working Practice’, Modern Painters, May
    Valdez, Sarah ‘Substance Abuse: The films of Jennifer West’, Art on Paper, May/June (photo)
    Kleinberg, Joanna ‘ Jennifer West’ Frieze Issue 113 March
    Campagnola, Sonia Studio’ Visit: Jennifer West’, Flashart.com February

    2007Ventur, Conrad, Newer Than Ever, USELESS #5
    Dan Fox, If Everybody Had An Ocean, Frieze, August
    Jones, Jonathan, Still Waters Run Deep, Guardian UK Unlimited, May 29 (photo)
    Farquharson, Alex, Sixteen Takes, If Everybody Had An Ocean Exhibition Catalogue May 2007 (photos)
    Ensslin, Felix, Jennifer West, Between Two Deaths Catalogue May, pgs. 309-10 (photos)

    2005Celine and Julie Go Boating, Exhibition Catalogue, ed. Michael Ned Holte,
    Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles
    Around the Galleries, Six journeys of imagination, Holly Myers, Los Angeles Times
    Hackett, Regina, West and Macdonald Videos Are Terrific, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 12, F1
    Hall, Emily, Mating Airplanes, The Stranger, June 12, Pg. 41 (photo)