Jennifer Colten’s work focuses on ambiguous landscapes, social spaces, and cultural geographies exploring sites at the margins of the urban environment, and spaces that reveal a resilience of ecological transformation. Central concerns within her photographic practice reflect questions surrounding the representation of landscape, and examine multiple issues revealing social, cultural, and environmental implications of land use.
Colten has received a number of selective grants to support the development of ongoing projects. The include a Mid-America Arts Alliance grant, the Ferguson Academic Seed Grant, and two Artist Support Grants from the Regional Arts Commission in St Louis.
In addition to private collections, Colten’s photographs have been included in a number of national and international institutions. The Denver Art Museum; Olin Special Collections at Washington University in St. Louis; The Museum Hundertwasser, Vienna; the Museum für Fotografie, Braunschweig, Germany; Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogota; Museo de Antioquia and Bellas Artes Institute, both in Medellín, Colombia; and the Centro Colombo Americano Institutions in Medellín and Periera Colombia, South America.