Jennifer Locke, San Francisco
Eureka Fellowship Awardee 2012
Jennifer Locke composes physically intense actions in relation to the camera and specific architecture in order to explore unstable hierarchies between artist, model, camera and audience. Working in video and installation-based performance, her actions focus on cycles of physicality, duration and visibility. Locke has exhibited in venues such as the 2010 California Biennial, 48th Venice Biennale, Air de Paris in Paris, the 9th Havana Biennial, the Basel Art Fair at La Panaderia, Mexico City, Palais de Beaux-Arts in Brussels; Canada, New York, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, the Berkeley Art Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She has curated for Artists’ Television Access and Queens Nails Annex, co-produced a cable access show, sung in punk bands, and given a variety of workshops. She received her BFA (1991) and MFA (2006) from the San Francisco Art Institute. Jennifer received the Chauncey McKeever Award (2006) and a San Francisco Bay Guardian Goldie (2010). She teaches at the San Francisco Art Institute and St. Mary’s College of California.