who is jen urso?

Jen Urso is a multidisciplinary artist creating works that utilize interventions, performance, writing, drawing and video to explore persistence, change, compliance, language and authority. 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 in Arizona, California, New York, Oregon, Colorado, 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 such as Comfort Zones, including artists from around the country. She has also published essays and creative writing for Downtown Phoenix Journal, Trivia: Voices of Feminism and The Arts Beacon.

Jen Urso is a passionate bicyclist, runner, gardener, reader, thinker and questioner. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in ArtĀ 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.