Artist Jennifer Celio explores the inconvenient, ugly elements of the urban environment

NIMBY (National Forest)

NIMBY (National Forest)

“Although man’s imprint is a predominant theme in Celio’s work, her ability to incorporate elements of urbanization within the natural world with a subtle hand is what makes her drawings so powerful. Not only do they bring light to the less obvious ways in which urbanization has managed to infiltrate most every area of our lives, but they ask us to pay closer attention to even the smallest of changes in an effort to avoid further injury to our world as we know it.” Anise Stevens, Filling the Negative Space, February 27, 2015

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Jennifer Celio is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. She received a B.F.A. in Drawing and Painting from California State University, Fullerton in 1996. Jennifer is the recipient of individual artist grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (2012), The City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Individual Artist Fellowship (2014), The Center for Cultural Innovation’s Artist’s Resources for Completion grant (2012), a nominee for the Rema Hort Mann Foundation’s (NY, NY) L.A. Art Grant Initiative (2013), the City of Long Beach, CA Professional Artist Grant (2010), and the Hoff Foundation (2008). Her drawings have been exhibited in solo exhibitions at Cristine Rose Gallery and Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts in New York City, the Creative Artists’ Agency in Los Angeles, Romo gallery in Atlanta, GA, Bandini Art in Culver City, CA, California State University Dominguez Hills in Carson, CA, and Phantom Galleries in Long Beach, CA.  Jennifer’s work was published in Studio Visit (2009) and New American Paintings (2003) and was Shortlisted in the 2008 London International Creative Competition, which also published a book. Her drawings have received critical review in such publications as The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Art Papers, Art Ltd. Magazine, Artillery Magazine, the Huffington Post, Flavorpill, The Orange County Register and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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