Jen Everett is an artist from Southfield, Michigan, currently based in Saint Louis, Missouri. Broadly, she is interested in the myriad ways Black people continue to produce and transmit knowledge in excess of formal structures. Her practice moves between lens and time based media, installation and writing.
Jen received an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis where she was a Chancellor’s Graduate Fellow in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. She earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Tuskegee University. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally at art spaces including Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Krannert Art Museum, SCAD Museum of Art, Kunsthall Stavanger, Seattle University’s Hedreen Gallery, SPRING/BREAK Art Show New York and Flux Factory.
She has presented her work during lectures and workshops at the Saint Louis Art Museum, Black Portraitures - Harvard University and the Luminary. Jen’s work has been published in Oxford American, Color Theory (Wolfman Books, 2019) and Undertow (Silent Face Projects, 2018).
Jen has been an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center, Atlantic Center for the Arts and ACRE. She was a 2021-22 Duke University DocX Archive Lab fellow. Her work is in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) at Columbia College - Chicago.