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.

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

  • Installation View
    Analogital, curated by Aaron Moulton
    2013
    Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City

  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Installation View
    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

     

     

  • 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
    Curated by Stuart Comer
    2009
    Tate Modern, London

     

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

  • Installation View
    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
    an Art Exhibition
    2007
    CAPC Musee d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France (also shown at Tate St Ives)

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

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

    2004MFA Art Center, Pasadena, California

    Solo exhibitions

    2013Ivory Snow and a Shark’s Tooth, Mallorca Landings, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Spirals, Salt and The Pill, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles

    2012Highline Channel, The High Line, NYC, curated by Cecilia Alemani
    Aloe Vera and Butter, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, UK

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

    2010The New Years Series, Western Bridge, New Year Series, Seattle
    Perspectives 171: Jennifer West’s, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
    Paintballs and Picklejuice, Kunstverein Nuremberg, Germany
    Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt

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

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

    2007Occamy, MARC FOXX, 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 and Special Projects

    2014(FORTHCOMING) Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR

    2013Performance “Conversation and Beer”, Casal Solleric, Mallorca, Spain

    2012The Highline Channel, The Highline, NYC, curated by Cecilia Alemani
    Stately, Yes, Au 8 Rue Saint Bon, Paris

    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
    “Shred the Gnar Full Moon Film Noir”, Produced by Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado
    LAND with Calvin Klein, Los Angeles, CA

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

    Group Exhibitions (selected)

    2014Words as Doors - in Language, Art, Film, Künstlerhaus KM–, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, Austria
    Aquatopia, (The imaginary of the ocean deep), Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK; (traveling) Tate St Ives, UK

    2013La Fin de La Nuit, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
    Utah Biennial, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, Utah
    Emmy Moore’s Journal: An Exhibition Based on a Letter in a Short Story by Jane Bowles, The Printed Room, SALTS, Basel, Switzerland
    Cathy, Jean-Paul, Peg Entwistle et les autres, 8 Rue Saint Bon, Paris, France
    Inside and From the Ground Up, MOCA, Cleveland
    33 Revolution, Vivid, Birmingham, UK
    Reflection and Imagination Biennale Online 2013, Curated by Jens Hoffman
    Analogital, Utah Biennial, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, Utah
    Second Nature: Abstract Photography Then and Now, de Cordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachussets
    Educational Complex Edit – Videos by the Students of Mike Kelley, The Art Gallery, University of West Florida
    Polychromies: Surface, Light and Colour, Leeds Art Gallery Collections Display, Henry Moore Foundation Sculpture Galleries, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, UK 2012-2014
    Afterlife: Jacco Oliver & Jennifer West, Southeast Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

    2012Galerie Waalkens, Amsterdam
    Effects & Affects: The Alphabet, curated by Tobias Madison and Martin Jaeggi, Fumetto Festival, Luzern, Switzerland

    2012You Killed the Underground Film or the Real Meaning of Kunst bleibt... bleibt... & The Sisters, (Groupshow with Bettina Koester, Wilhelm Hein and Jennifer West), Lost Property, Amsterdam
    Second Nature: Abstract Photography Then and Now, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
    A.P. News, Zurich, with Quinn Latimer
    Out of Focus: Photography, Saatchi Gallery, London
    Paintings from the Rubell Family Collection, Fondacion Banco Santander, Madrid
    Painter’s Panting, Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, curated by Stuart Horodner
    A Useful Looking Useless Object, Sierra Metro, Edinburgh

    2011Art Film, Art Basel 42, curated by Marc Gloede
    One Person’s Materialism is Another Person’s Romanticism, Remap, Athens, Greece
    Contour 2011 5th Biennial of the Moving Image, Mechelen, Belgium
    Adult Contemporary, Kavi Gupta, Berlin, curated by James Krone and Marc Leblanc
    Home Show Revisited, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
    Another Kind of Vapor, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, Missouri
    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 Raffaella Cortese, Milan
    Just a Matter of Time, Galerie Iris Kadel, Karlsruhe, Germany
    LAND, in conjunction with Calvin Klein Los Angeles
    Celluloid: cameraless film series, Kunsthalle Schirn, Frankfurt, curated Esther Schlicht
    Kurt, Seattle Art Museum, curated by Michael Darling
    Supernature: An Excercise in Loads, AMP, Athens
    The Cameraless Film, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt

    2009The Source, Cubitt, London
    Processed: Considering Recent Photographic Practices, The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery at Hunter College, New York, curated by Amie Scally
    Looking Through the Other End of a Telescope, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona
    SouthwestNET: film and video, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, August 29, 2009- January 10, 2010
    Drawing on Film, the Drawing Center, New York
    Sandroni Re, Los Angeles
    Are You With Me?, Small A Projects, New York

    2008The Station, Miami, curated by Shamin Momin & Nate Lowman
    Now You See It, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen
    ARTLV 08, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
    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
    25 x 25 Artists, Blum and Poe, Los Angeles

    2007When Words Fail, MOCAD, Contemporary Art Museum, Detroit, MI, 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)
    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
    Building Tradition: Selections from the Tacoma Art Museum Collection, Tacoma, WA
    In Resonance, Bumbershoot & The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
    Amplify, Sister Gallery, Los Angeles

    2003Wrapture: Love, Lust, Entanglement, Transcendence, Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA

    2002LAVA 2002, Noodleworks, Seattle, WA (catalogue essay by Rhonda Howard)

    2001Pacific Northwest Annual, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
    New Works Laboratory Exhibition, Seattle, WA
    El Camino Effect and Safe, Fuzzy Engine Gallery, Seattle, WA

    Selected Screenings

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

    2012One Mile Film, High Line Art, New York, NY
    On the Custom of Wearing Clothes, LUX/ICA Biennial of the Moving Images, ICA, London, UK
    On the Custom of Wearing Clothes , Tramway Festival of Artists' Moving Image in Association with Lux, Glasgow, Scotland
    Micro/Macro: The World Inside Out, the Cinema Museum, London, UKA1 Artspace, Sheffield, Conversation with Gregory Kurcewicz
    Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, Oregon
    Love/Not Love, Handmade Feminist Films (with Carolee Schneeman, Naomi Uman and Jennifer Reeves), Contraband Cinema, Atlana, curated by Greory Zinman

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

    2009Supportico Lopez, Berlin
    Jimson Weed, Jack Daniels and Jam, Cinematheque, University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, California
    Psychosomatic Acid Test, Royal Academy, London, curated by Mark Titchner

    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 and Public Collections

    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

    2013Finkel, 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




    2012Tickle, Ashley, Visitors Leave Their Mark on Jennifer West’s “One Mile Parkour Film” High Line Blog, September 17, 2012
    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: A1 Artspace, Sheffield” Guardian, London, UK, February 3
    White, Joshua, “Jennifer West - Vilma Gold” Flash Art, Vol. XLV, No. 282, Jan-Feb, pg. 137

    2011Diary, “Heavy Metals: Iron and Zinc” Mousse, Vol. 31, December, p. 180
    Gavin, Francesca, ‘Art News’, Dazed & Confused, Vol.3, November
    Indrisek, Scott, ‘Destroyed Cinema: Jennifer West Does Damage to her Films’, Modern Painters, November, pg 52 - 54
    Mohseni, Yasmine, ‘Beyond the White Cube: Artist Jennifer West on What Happens When Jaws Listens to Heavy Metal’, huffingtonpost.com
    Mohseni, Yasmine, ‘Now you see him...’, The Art Newspaper, No. 228, October, p. 48
    Indrisek, Scott, ‘Beyond Reason’, Modern Painters, 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
    Rooney, Kara L., The Slow Ascent: Death and Resurrection of the Art Fair,
    The Brooklyn Rail, February

    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
    Evans, Jason and Stefan Pietsch (eds.), ‘This Long Century’, http://www.thislongcentury.com/
    Iversen, Margaret, ‘Chance’, Whitechapel Gallery, London, The MIT Press, Cambridge Massachusettes, p. 219
    In Full Bloom, Galleria Raffaella Corteset, Kalidescope Press
    Houston Museum District, www.002mag.com, September 10
    Britt, Douglas, Art, advocacy come together at CAMH, Houston Chronicle G3, Sunday, July 25
    Billeaud, Virginia, ‘Perspectives 171’; exhibit at Contemporary
    Arts Museum, Greater Houston weekly, Wednesday, September 15, 2010, p. 2AA

    2009‘Processed: Considering Recent Photographic Practices’, Hunter College, NY, published by Colophon
    ‘Looking Through the Other End of a Telescope: SouthwestNET: Film & Video’, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Publication
    Holte, Michael, ‘Best of 2009’, Artforum, December, pg 192
    Schenderer, Martha, ‘Contemporary Art Photographers Mess With the Medium’, Village Voice, October
    Momim, Shamim, ‘The Moment: Studio Visit/Group Show’, New York Times, 24th August
    ‘Pop Right Now: Jennifer West in Twenty-four Frames’, Keleidoscope, Issue 02/ Summer
    ‘Skate The Sky Film’ Jennifet West, UBS Openings: The Long Week End, Tate Modern, 22-25 May, 2009
    Willis, Holly, ‘Jennifer West’s Long Weekend’, Blur and Sharpen, KCET.com
    ‘UBS Openings: The Long Weekend 2009’, Time Out London, May 21-27
    O’Neil Butler, Lauren. ‘Jennifer West 500 Words’, Artforum.com, May
    Bedford, Christopher, ‘Jennifer West: Marc Foxx’, Artforum
    Shaw, Cameron, ‘Critic’s Picks: ARE YOU WITH ME?’, Artforum.com, 29 January
    Bones, Beat, ‘Are You With Me? at Small A Projects’, Villagevoice.com, 22 January

    2008‘Electric Kool-Aid Fountain Swimming Film’, ARTLV_08: Prologue, September 27 - October 18
    ‘Now You See It’, catalogue, Aspen Art Museum, curated by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson.
    Cotton, Michelle, ‘The Source’ Psychonauten Kunst in Ekstase /Art in Ecstasy, Published by Walther König (photos) September 2008
    Lack, Jessica, ‘A crush on film: the fine art of smearing your subject’, The Guardian Tuesday, 23 September, 2008
    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
    Kurcewicz, Greg. ‘Jennifer West: Nirvana Alchemy Film’, Evolution, 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

    2007Holte, Michael, ‘On the Ground: Los Angeles’, Artforum December
    Ventur, Conrad, ‘Synesthesia Overload’, USELESS #5
    Fox, Dan, ‘If Everybody Had An Ocean’, Frieze, August
    Jones, Jonathan, ‘Still Waters Run Deep’, Guardian UK Unlimited, May 29
    Farquharson, Alex, ‘Sixteen Takes’ If Everybody Had An Ocean Exhibition Catalogue May
    Ensslin, Felix, ‘Jennifer West’, Between Two Deaths Catalogue May

    2005‘Celine and Julie Go Boating’, Exhibition Catalogue, ed. Michael Ned Holte, Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles
    Myers, Holly, ‘Around the Galleries, Six journeys of imagination’, Los Angeles Times
    Chan, Dawn, ‘In Resonance’, NY Arts Magazine, Nov/Dec, Vol. 10, No. 11/12
    Cassidy, Laura, ‘Surround Sound’, Seattle Weekly, August 31
    Lippens, Nate, ‘Resonating, The Stranger’, September 1

    2003Hackett, Regina, ‘West and Macdonald Videos Are Terrific’, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 12
    Hall, Emily, ‘Mating Airplanes’, The Stranger, June 12

    2002Hackett, Regina, ‘Jennifer West at James Harris’, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August 27
    Fefer, Mark, ‘Jennifer West’, Seattle Weekly, August 7-14
    Hall, Emily, ‘Farewell Jennifer West’, The Stranger, August 8-14
    Howard, Rhonda, ‘Jennifer West’, LAVA 2002 Catalogue Essay
    Hall, Emily, ‘Pay Attention, Please Artists Before Eruption’, The Stranger, May 30-June 5

    2001Hall, Emily, ‘Murky/Beautiful’, The Stranger, Dec. 6-12
    Fahey, Anna, ‘Painting’s Dead. We Think’, The Seattle Weekly, Nov. 22
    Kangas, Matthew, ‘Works in BAM’s Annual Resist Traditional Categories’, The Seattle Times, October 19
    Hackett, Regina, ‘Annual strikes chord in new digs’, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 23