About the Artist

2013 Olympia Spring Arts Walk (photo: Tony Overman)

 

Here, you can see a portfolio of my work: http://www.behance.net/portfolio/projects

Also, I post regular updates of work in progress, classes and shows, and links to other artists on my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JenniferKuhnsMosaic/

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESUME:

Jennifer Kuhns / JK Mosaic, LLC 

About the Artist: Jennifer Kuhns creates original mosaic art panels and custom architectural installations for private, corporate and public spaces.  Celebrating nature and the human experience, these colorful artworks are durable, vibrant and luminous.  The artist is committed to environmental sustainability, using reclaimed and recycled materials whenever possible.

EDUCATION

1989-1993       Bachelor of Arts, The Evergreen State College

 

EXHIBITIONS

2015 Auburn City Hall Gallery, Auburn, WA, Juried Exhibit – Featured Artist

Carco Theater, Renton, WA, Solo Exhibition

            Auburn Downtown Sculpture Gallery, Auburn, WA, Juried Exhibition (One Year)

            Thorndike Gallery, Ashland, OR, Invitational Group Exhibition

2014    ARTEast Gallery, Issaquah, WA  Juried Exhibit / Crow – Raven
Sequoia Gallery, Hillsboro, OR Invitational Exhibit

Blowing Sands Gallery, Seattle, WA  Juried Exhibit

            Illahe Gallery, Ashland, OR, Invitational Exhibition

            Belle Fiore Winery, Ashland, OR, Invitational Exhibit

2013    B2 Fine Art Gallery, Tacoma, WA Invitational Exhibit /Bathers of the Sun – Bathers of the Moon

Handforth Gallery, Tacoma, WA  Invitational Exhibit /NW Mosaic Today

ArtEast Gallery, Issaquah, WA  Juried Exhibit /Being Human

Illahe Gallery, Ashland, OR  Mosaic Invitational Exhibit  

Burke Museum, Seattle, WA  ISIS Womens International Art Festival

2012    Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA Juried exhibition

Ciel Gallery, Charlotte, NC International exhibit / Back to the Garden

Washington Center, Olympia, WA Invitational exhibit / 27 Feet of Art

2011   Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA  Juried exhibition

         Highfield Hall, Falmouth, MA The National Mosaic Exhibition on Cape Cod

Mackinac Island Art Museum, Mackinac Island, MI  Juried exhibition

Illahe Gallery, Ashland, OR  Invitational mosaic exhibition

Washington Center for Performing Arts, Olympia, WA Invitational / 26 Feet of Art

The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA  Art of Living

The Institute of Mosaic Art, Oakland, CA  Juried mosaic exhibit / Winter Wonderland

2010    Childhood’s End Gallery, Olympia, WA  Invitational exhibit / Let There Be Light

Sequim Museum & Arts Center, Sequim, WA  Juried exhibit /Transcendence; the Magic of Glass

Washington Center for Performing Arts, Olympia, WA Invitational / 25 Feet of Art

Tacoma Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA  Juried exhibit

The Magnolia Summer Festival Seattle, WA Featured artist

2009    Lake Oswego Festival of Arts, Lake Oswego, OR Cutting Edges exhibit  

Mansion Glass, Olympia, WA Group show / Four Women; Awakening

2008    Westwind Gallery, The Dalles, OR  June Glass Month on the Gorge

2007    Walters Cultural Art Center, Hillsboro, OR  Juried exhibition/ Sum of All Parts Exhibit; Contemporary Mosaic Art in North America,

 

COMMISSIONS

2016   City of Olympia, Olympia, WA, Artwork for two traffic boxes

            City of Auburn, Auburn,WA, Artwork for promotional material

            Amber Lotus Publications, Artwork for 2016 calendar

2015    L’Occitane, Walnut Creek, CA, 96 s.f. stained glass mosaic mural for storefront

L’Occitane Canada, Banff, Alberta, CA, Marble mosaic floormat

            L’Occitane, Dallas Fort Worth Airport, Stained glass mosaic mural

 

2014    Washington State University, Vancouver, WA, Part of collaborative team creating a custom commencement mace

L’Occitane, National locations, Eleven marble floor mosaics for new store locations

            L’Occitane, Alpharetta, GA, 71 s.f. mosaic mural for storefront

 

2013    Ciel Gallery, Charlotte, NC, Team member for Unfurled collaborative wall mural

City of Auburn, Auburn, WA, Community mosaic mural with children

City of Astoria, Astoria, OR, Assisted on Garden of Surging Waves project headed by Lynn Adamo

 

2012    City of Olympia, Olympia, WA, Public art mosaic project, downtown public fountain with over 200 community participants

Madison Elementary, Olympia, WA, Concrete sculpture with mosaic inlay

 

2011    Federal Way Senior Center, Federal Way, WA, Glass-on-glass mosaic

City of Olympia, Olympia, WA, Public bench design

 

2010    Olympia Pediatrics Medical Clinic, Olympia, WA, Glass panels and entryway

Federal Way Senior Center, Federal Way, WA, Exterior mosaic panel

 

2009    Lawton Elementary School, Seattle, 18 mosaic panels designed by students

 

2008    Cascadia Grill, Olympia, WA, Glass-on-glass mosaic panels

 

2007    City of Olympia, Spring ArtsWalk Cover Artist

Swing Wine Bar, Olympia, WA Mosaic business signage and bar surround

 

2006    Cielo Blu/Capitale Restaurant, Glass mosaic panels for dividing wall

 

2005    The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, Mosaic memorial wall panel

 

2004    Cielo Blu/Capitale Restaurant, Olympia, WA, Mosaic oven façade

 

*Numerous private commissions

 

AWARDS

2016    Point Defiance Zoo/Aquarium, Tacoma, WA, Finalist for public art project

Roster of Mural Artists, Portland, OR

Public Artist Roster, Atlanta, GA

 

LECTURES / PRESENTATIONS / CLASSES

2016   The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, Guest Artist Lecture

American Mosaic Summit, San Diego, CA, Precision Glass Cutting for Mosaic

        Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Lincoln City, OR, Glass Cutting for Mosaic

Choice High School, Shelton, WA, Ongoing program for at-risk teens, (Sept. 2013 to present)

 

2015   Arbutus Folk School, Olympia, WA  3 mosaic workshops

        Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Lincoln City, OR  Glass on Glass mosaic workshop

2014    The Hoffman Center, Manzanita, OR, Precision Glass Cutting for Mosaic

Sequoia Gallery, Hillsboro, OR, Precision Glass Cutting for Mosaic

            Arbutus Folk School, Olympia, WA, “Broken Heart” mosaic workshop

 

2013    2013 American Mosaic Summit, Tacoma, WA, Featured presenter

The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, Guest Artist lecture “The Art of Mosaic”

Lacey Presbyterian Church, Olympia, WA, Mosaic project with 60 participants

2012    Seattle Mosaic Arts, Seattle, WA, Assemblage Mosaic workshop

The Association of University Women, Centralia, WA, Lecture presentation on “Art and Community”

Seattle Mosaic Art, Seattle, WA, Mosaic Pendant workshop

 

2011    The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, Guest Artist lecture “The Art of Mosaic”

 

2010    Hexen Stained Glass Studio, Olympia, WA, Three mosaic workshops

 

2009    South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia, WA, Adjunct faculty mosaic instructor

Cosmic Blue Monkey Studio, Elma, WA, Recycle with Mosaic workshop

Whirligig, Olympia, WA, “Broken Heart” mosaic workshop

Nova Middle School, Olympia, WA, guest instructor

 

2008    Hexen Stained Glass Studio, Olympia, WA, Stained Glass Mosaic workshop

 

GALLERIES

 

B2 Fine Art Gallery, Tacoma, WA

Matter! Gallery, Olympia, WA

Hubbub, Centralia, WA

Sun Rose Gallery, Seaside, OR

Frank n’ Dunya Gallery, Seattle, WA

Illahe Gallery, Ashland, OR

Bush Barn Art Center, Salem, OR

ReCreative, Seattle, WA

 

MEMBERSHIPS
Member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists since 2006 and Contemporary Mosaic Arts since 2010