Jen Urso is a multidisciplinary artist creating works that utilize interventions, performance, writing, drawing and video that attempt to undo the constructs expected to be necessary to take part in an artwork. Her work typically takes place in the public via occupation, immersion and observation of movement and treatment of spaces.
She is a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant recipient and has exhibited and performed across the United States as well as in Vancouver, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro. In 2011, Jen published her book the things in between in conjunction with a solo show at Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ. In addition to creating work, Jen has curated exhibits, published reviews and writing, and runs her online content and strategy business Steady Glow Digital, which focuses on businesses working in sustainability.
Jen Urso is a passionate bicyclist, runner, gardener, reader, thinker and questioner. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art from Carnegie Mellon University and completed 1 year of coursework towards a Master of Fine Arts in Art Practice at the School of Visual Arts, New York. She lives and works in downtown Phoenix, AZ.