Jennifer Steinkamp lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She received her BFA in 1989 and her MFA in 1991 from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA. She also received an honorary PhD in 2011. Her mesmerizing simulations of moving trees, flowers, and fruit blur the boundaries between real and illusionistic space, as the projected images rotate, sway, and float with a hypnotic presence. Through these hyperreal animations and their careful calibration to the viewing space’s dimensions, Steinkamp explores ideas about architectural space, motion, and perception.
Numerous institutions have mounted solo exhibitions of Steinkamp’s work, including the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA (2018); Portland Art Museum, OR (2017); Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (2016 and 2011); Museum of Fine Arts Houston (2012 and 2014); Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO (2013); Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Spain (2009); Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY (2008); and San Jose Museum of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA. She has participated in group exhibitions at the Bohusläns Museum, Uddevalla, Sweden (2016); San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA (2014); Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE (2012); Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO (2011); The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2010); and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (2008) as well as the Cairo Biennial (2008) and the Istanbul Biennial (2003). Steinkamp’s work can be found in numerous collections including the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA; The National Gallery, Washington, DC; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA.