Jennifer B Thoreson is a fresh, young 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. With an innate ability to plumb the antique, the work is soulful; seeking the use of the forgotten or discarded, mechanical in nature, eerie and quiet.
Raised in a spiritual and conservative home in rural Texas, Jennifer grew up imaginative, curious, and experimental, and has used her upbringing in her intensely personal artwork to bring insight and awareness using heartfelt, acutely mapped personal experiences.
In 2001, Jennifer graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington with a bachelor of fine arts. She received her master of fine arts from the University of New Mexico in 2014. In 2012 a group of 200 jurors comprised of some of the most important photography curators internationally awarded Jennifer the Photolucida Book Award. She has taught portraiture at the University of New Mexico and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, as well as in Texas, Massachusetts, California, South Carolina, Nevada and Pennsylvania. Finally, she was portrait director at CDIA Boston University in Boston. MEDIC is Jennifer’s award-winning book published by Photolucida in Portland, Oregon, in 2012.