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Jennifer Barnett Hensel lives and works in Saint Paul, Minnesota.


Barnett Hensel has exhibited her artwork in galleries and museums across North America with inclusion into over 50 group and solo shows since 2002. She is also a member of the collaborative art project,  Voice to Vision


Jennifer Barnett Hensel's work examines notions of memory, time, and the connections we share as humans with each other and with the natural world that surrounds us. 

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MAT, Candidate, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota


MFA, Memphis College of Art


BFA, University of Minnesota


Selected Exhibitions


-Contemporary Nature, Union Street Gallery, Chicago, IL (forthcoming)

-Biennial Alumni Exhibition, Hyde Gallery, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN (forthcoming)

-Voice to Vision Collaboration: Social Justice Through Artistic Collaborations in Times of Peace, Teatro La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia.



-Voice to Vision Collaboration: Resilience and Resistance, Vine Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

-Voice to Vision Collaboration: Survivors of Human Atrocities and Activists Tell Their Stories Through Art, SEIU Building, Minneapolis, Minnesota


-Members Show, White Bear Center for the Arts, Saint Paul, MN


-Art Cricket One Year, Fur Hair Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

-Meditation Ephemera, (two person show)Fur Hair Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


-Art About Atwater, Courtney & Kurt, Los Angeles, CA 

-Biennial Alumni Exhibition, Hyde Gallery-Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN 

-Miniature Perspectives 2014, Ferst Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA 


-Material Anthology, Crosstown Arts', Memphis, TN 

-Approaching 40, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

-Renewal, Drift Studio, Madison, WI

-Pop-up Gallery, 2332 Fletcher Drive, Los Angeles, CA


-Present Past, (Solo Exhibition) Eva G. Farris gallery, Crestview Hills, KY 
-Miniature Perspectives, Ferst Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA     
-The Meticulous, Juried Exhibition, Desotorow Gallery, Savannah, GA  

-This Ship Is Destination Caroline, Art of This Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
-And White Was the Night, Traveling Exhibition, Eva G. Farris art gallery & Helsinki art galleries, Crestview Hills, KY & Helsinki, Finland
-Project Sketchbook 2010, Rozelle Arts Guild project, Adam Shaw Studio, Memphis, TN
-Small Works Invitational, Arts West Gallery, Elon University, Elon, NC
-Virginia Woolf & the Natural World, Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY


-29 and Counting, (Solo Exhibition) Material Art Space, Memphis, TN
-Conversation Contained, (Solo Exhibition) Caseworks, University of Memphis Art Museum, Memphis, TN 
-Calendars & Commas, (Two-Person Exhibition), On the Street Gallery, Memphis, TN 
-Code, Jack Robinson Gallery, Memphis, TN 
-InLight Richmond, (Juror Adelina Vlas Assistant Curator Philadelphia Museum of Art) 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA 
-Hex, Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN 
-Emerging Artist Series, Askew Nixion Ferguson Gallery, Memphis, TN 
-Memphis Minis, Benefit for the Vini Five in One Gallery, Memphis, TN 
-North American Graduate Art Survey, Juried Exhibition, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN 
-1st Annual 8inch Miniature Competition, Juried Exhibition, Fontbonne University Gallery of Fine Art, St. Louis, MO 

-Self-Invited, (Solo Exhibition) P&H Art Space, Memphis, TN
-Getting Out, Northwest Art Gallery, Senatobia, MS
-Destruct/Construct, (Juror Greg Hertzlieb, Director/Curator, Brauer Museum of Art), Union Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
-HerMark 2009, Juried Exhibition (Juror Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Associate Curator, MCA), Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
-Art Now, Artonomy Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
-Salon Seven 2007-2008, Juried Exhibition, Sevengaits project space, Southbridge, MA
-Americas 2008: Paperworks Competition, Juried Exhibition (Juror: Elizabeth Dove), Minot State University-Northwest Art Center, Minot ND 

-Visiting Artists Series, (Solo Exhibition) Studio 313 at The Pendleton Art Center, Cincinnati, OH 
-Marx Du Femme, The Marx Gallery, Covington, KY 
-Making the Marx, The Marx Gallery, Covington, KY

-Paintings on Tea & Memory, (Solo Exhibition) The Northwestern Building, Saint Paul, MN 
-Collage Culture, (Two Person Show) The Belfry Center, Minneapolis, MN 
-Minimum / Magnitude, Synthetica, Cincinnati, OH 
-Behind the Black Bar: The Censorship Show, Synthetica Gallery, Cincinnati, OH 

-Books Abound, Metropolitan State University, Saint Paul, MN 
-Bookish, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN
-21 (untitled), Regis Center for Art, Minneapolis, MN

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