New Photography: Lecture Series 2
A series of artist’s talks and presentations at UCSC Art Department – Winter 2016
Jennifer Garza-Cuen, Adjunct Visual Arts Professor, Truckee Meadows College, to present: Wandering In Place
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 6pm-7pm
Digital Arts Research Center, Rm 230
This presentation will address the images in and concepts behind photographer Jennifer Garza-Cuen's long-term project, ‘Wandering In Place,’ which depicts a series of locations in the United States as a residue of our cultural memory. The project explores the defining force of place from the perspective of a wanderer, a state that obscures identity and embodies what it means to exist outside the codified order of a particular place. It is a metaphorical memoir, a narrative re-telling of facts and fictions and it is also a discovery of the dreamland that still is America.
Jennifer Garza-Cuen is a photographer from the Pacific Northwest. She received her MFA in photography and MA in the History of Art and Visual Culture from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her BA in comparative literature was completed at the American University in Cairo. During both years of her attendance at RISD, she received the prestigious RISD GS competitive grant. She was also awarded the Daniel Clarke Johnson, the Henry Wolf, and the Patricia Smith Scholarships. Additionally, she has received fellowships to attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Oxbow, Brush Creek, and Hambidge. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and published in contemporary photography journals such as Blink, The Photo Review and Conveyor Magazine.