JENNIFER B. THORESON
Jennifer B. Thoreson (b. 1979) is a visual artist creating staged imagery that is both artistically stylized and meticulously crafted. Drawing inspirations from themes of faith and the intricacy of personal relationships, Jennifer is a dynamic and emotional illustrator of the human heart. The work is soulful, seeking the use of the forgotten or discarded, heavily symbolic, eerie and quiet. She employs the use of installation and sculpture, in combination with photography to create exaggerated, other-worldly experiences. She references her faith and spirituality to bring insight and awareness, using heartfelt, acutely mapped personal experiences.
Thoreson graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington with a BFA, and was awarded an MFA from the University of New Mexico in 2014. Awards and accolades include a Howard Franks Memorial Scholarship (2013), Critical Mass Book Award (2011) and WPPI International Photographer of the Year (2009). Her work has been featured in several notable publications including Photo Plus, Diffusion Magazine, Square Magazine, Juxtapoz Magazine and Rangefinder Magazine among others.