CV

Born: Washington D.C., 1972
Currently lives and works in New York, NY

Represented by: Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York

Education

1999-2001 Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Awards

2013 Millay Colony for the Arts, Residency

2008 Newark Museum, Artist in Residency

New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Individual Artist Fellowship

Artist Alliance Inc. Lower East Side Rotating Studio Program, Studio Award

The Jentel Foundation, Residency

2007 PS122, Project Space Award 2006-2007

2006 Blue Mountain Center, Residency

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, 2004/2005/2006, Geraldine R. Dodge Residency

2005 Yaddo, Geraldine R. Dodge Residency

2004 The Jentel Foundation, Residency

Millay Colony for the Arts, Residency

Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Creative Fellowship

Creative Capital, Strategic Planning Seminar Fellow

2002 Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Emerge 2003 Artist Fellowship

New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Individual Artist Fellowship

 

Solo & Two Person Exhibitions

2015 Tibor de Nagy Gallery, \ /\/\/\/\/\ /\\\\\\\\\///////////\ A Painting is a Machine, New York, NY

2014 Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Graft, New York, NY

2012 Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, The Words, New York, NY

2011 Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, The Hothouse, Newark, NJ

2010 Jersey City Museum, Self Deceit, 1 x 1 series, Jersey City, NJ

John Davis Gallery, Carriage House, The Object Removed, Hudson, NY

2008 Mariboe Art Gallery, Peddie School, Delie, Hightstown, N.J

Mikhail Zakin Gallery, Of Like Minds, Jen Mazza & Jenna Bischel, Demarest, NJ

2007 John Davis Gallery, New Paintings, Hudson, NY

Tomasulo Gallery, Scarlet Intent, Union County College, Cranford, NJ

2006 John Davis Gallery, Carriage House, Paintings, Hudson, NY

2002 PS122, Auricle, New York, NY

Printmaking Council of New Jersey, Ouroboros, Somerville, NJ

2001 Rutgers University, Dactyls, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, New Brunswick, NJ

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013 Frosch & Portman, Take Note, New York, NY

The Hole, Summer Reading, New York, NY

All F@*#ing Summer, Gavlak Gallery, FLA

Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, Line by Line, New York, NY

2012 Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, Flowers for you, New York, NY
2011 Galerie Edgar Frei /Project Madonna-Fust, Komposition des Zufalls, Bern, Switzerland

York College Art Gallery, The B-Sides, Jamaica, NY

Gallery Aferro, Personal Effects, Newark, NJ

New Jersey City University, Flesh Art, Jersey City, NJ

2010 CultureFix, Windows of Perception, curated by Savannah Spirit, NYC

2009 Cuchifritos Gallery, Feedback – Working Space ’09, curated by Thomas Lax, NYC

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, New Jersey Fellowship Exhibition, Summit, NJ

Paul Robeson Gallery, Rutgers University, Hysteria, Past yet Present, Newark, NJ

NJIT, Theater Town, Newark, NJ

Lex Leonard Gallery, Girls and Weakness, curated by Asha Ganpat, Jersey City, NJ

Spruill Center for the Arts, Go Figure, Contemporary Interpretations of Figurative Art, GA

2008 Jersey City Museum, The Feminine Mystique, Jersey City, NJ

Rahway Arts Guild, Body Parts, Rahway, NJ

Canco Lofts, Trading Places, curated by Hugo Bastidas, Jersey City, NJ

2007 Flowers Gallery, Small is Beautiful, New York, NY

PS122, 2006- 2007 Project Studio Artists Exhibition, New York, NY

Allen Gallery, Paved Paradise, New York, NY

General Electric, Material Witness, curated by Paddy Johnson, Fairfield Connecticut

Sideshow Gallery, The War is Over Again, Brooklyn, NY

2006 Gallery Aferro, Substance, Newark, NJ

PS122, Bearings: The Female Figure, curated by Allen Frame, New York, NY

Anthony Giordano Gallery Dowling College, Between Body and Object, Oakdale NY

Visual Arts Gallery, New Jersey City University, Knots, Jersey City, NJ

Rahway Arts Guild, A Separate Reality, curated by Samantha Mae Dorfman, NJ

John Davis Gallery, Gallery Artists, Hudson, NY

2005 New National Newark Building, 744 Redux, curator: Chakaia Booker, Newark, NJ

The Center for Visual Arts, Brookdale College, Primary / Secondary: Contemporary Drawings, curated by Aaron Williams, Lincroft, NJ

2004 Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Emerge 2003, curated by Dominique Nahas, NJ

Gallery Aferro, XX XY, Newark, NJ

Beth Allison Gallery, Schadenfreude, Kansas City, MO

Millay Colony for the Arts, Impromptu, Austerlitz, NY

57 Beach Street, The Very Rich Hours, New York, NY

Rutgers University: The Stedman Art Gallery, 2001-2002 Fellowship Exhibition, Camden, NJ

2003 Graphite Gallery, Odds on Favorites, curated by Sandra Desando, Jersey City, NJ

Raritan Valley Community College, Five Artists, Somerville, NJ

2002 Victory Hall, Merge, Jersey City, NJ

Drew University, Kaboom!, curated by Jim Jeffers, Madison, NJ

2000 Anne Reid Art Gallery, Becoming an Artist, Princeton Day School, Princeton NJ

Rutgers University, Trapeze Artists, New Brunswick, NJ

Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, Paper Trail, New Brunswick NJ

1999 Rutgers University, 28IF, New Brunswick, NJ

Selected Bibliography

Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, “The Feminine Mystique”, Jersey City Museum, exhibition catalog. 2007.

Ralph Bellantoni, “Hand to Mouth”, The Courier News, January 18,2007, Section E, P 6.

Dan Bischoff, “Where the real becomes the fantastic”, The New Jersey Star Ledger, November 14, 2010.

Dan Bischoff, “Framing realism into fragments: Rising Newark artist Jennifer Mazza depicts sex and violence… irony and humor,” The New Jersey Star Ledger, April 24, 2008, Today Section, p 55.

Dan Bischoff, “Fragments and details,” The New Jersey Star Ledger, January 19, 2007, Arts Section, p 45.

Dan Bischoff, “Many faces, Many forms,” The New Jersey Star Ledger, September 29, 2007.

Brendan Carroll, “Njcu Professor’s Hothouse Exhibition Opens in Newark”, The Jersey Journal, November 12, 2010.

Jill Conner, “The very rich hours”, review, Contemporary, no. 65, October, 2004. P 77.

Benjamin Genocchio, “Knots, in Practice and Theory,” review, The New York Times, March 19, 2006

Benjamin Genocchio,”Works from new talents seeking a boldface name”, review, The New York Times, March 5, 2009.

Helen A. Harrison, “With luck, iconoclasts find their mediums: Between Body and Object,” review, The New York Times, February 19, 2006.

Brian Loughlin, “(K)nots”, New Jersey City University, exhibition catalog, 2006.

Dominique Nahas, “Timeless / Timeliness: Aljira Emerge 2003”, exhibition catalog, 2004, pp vii, 10.

Ali Pechman, “Kathy Butterly and Jen Mazza”, review, Art News, May 2014, p 97

Roberta Smith, “Upstairs and Behind Doors, Creative Passion”, The New York Times, April 3, 2014