Jenny Kemp (b. 1979, Sheboygan, Wisconsin) meticulously layers hand-painted, biologically inspired abstractions, resulting in dense and intricate paintings that serve to represent unseen phenomena in the natural world. Through measured and slowly shifting hue gradations, her paintings become flat and digital, almost screenlike in nature.
Jenny Kemp received a BS in Art from the University of Wisconsin, Madison (2002) and an MFA in Painting from the University at Albany (2012). Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the country, most recently at Gold/Scopophilia* in Montclair, NJ and the Mandeville Gallery at Union College in Schenectady, NY. She has been featured in publications such as 100 Painters of Tomorrow published by Thames & Hudson, New American Paintings, The Huffington Post, Seattle’s City Arts, New York Times, and The New England Review. Kemp is also a recipient of the 2015 NYFA fellowship in painting and the 2015 Emerging Artist Award recipient from the Art Center of the Capital Region in Troy, NY. She sits on the board of Collar Works, an art space dedicated to the support of emerging and under-represented artists exhibiting challenging and culturally relevant contemporary artworks in Troy, NY where she lives and works.