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Jennifer Danos

Lecturer, Sculpture

MFA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Prior to joining the faculty at UTC, Jennifer Danos taught for eight years at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, primarily in the Fine Arts and Foundation Studies departments. She comes to Chattanooga by way of Berlin, Germany, where she lived for 2.5 years working as a professional artist, gallery assistant, and translator. Jennifer also participated in a six-month artist residency at Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral in Bad Ems where she created new work for installations for locations throughout Europe, such as the Staatskanzlei Mainz, Artissima Art Fair in Torino, and the Thermen am Viehmarkt in Trier. She recently had a solo exhibition at Mila Kunstgalerie in Berlin, and has also shown in group exhibitions at the Art Paris Art Fair, Galerie Analix Forever in Geneva, and the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts.
My artistic practice has long been about bringing the viewer to the present moment as an objective observer, cognizant of the various factors that influence thoughts and actions while interacting with a given space, such as biased ideas and definitions, learned habits, or reactions to meticulously designed elements. I am concerned with the slippage between expectation and what is actually there, using sculptural interventions to encourage the viewer to reconsider their preconceived notions about an environment, how they define what is there, and their relationship to it. These investigations include both a cultural and a personal analysis of themes surrounding “practice and repetition,” relating to ideas about meditation and the breath, time and awareness, and real and perceived outcomes.

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