Jenene Nagy's "offing" commissioned for ALL RISE
Jenene Nagy, offing
offing, is intended to call to mind an idealized horizon, as the artist describes …”one with all the luminosity of a crystal clear sky and a boundless ceiling.” Nagy’s practice often uses a vernacular of common building materials to create a link to the manmade environment while the gesture and movement of her forms simultaneously reference dynamic natural structures.
Jenene Nagy’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including the Portland Art Museum, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Torrance Art Museum, Takt Kunstprojektraum in Berlin, Germany, and Dam Stuhltrager in NY, among others. She currently lives and works in Aspen and Los Angeles. Nagy received her BFA from the University of Arizona in 1998 and her MFA from the University of Oregon in 2004. Recent awards include an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission, a three-month residency at Raid Projects in Los Angeles, and in 2011 named as a finalist for the Contemporary NW Art Awards. Along with a rigorous studio practice, Nagy is one half of the curatorial team TILT Export:, an independent art initiative with no fixed location, working in partnership with a variety of venues to produce exhibitions. From 2011-12 she was the Curator-in-Residence for Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland, Oregon and currently serves on the board of ART PAPERS magazine. Nagy's work is represented by PDX Contemporary Art, Portland.