BLOND JENNY

Blond Jenny is a painter, photographer, and filmmaker. Her work is a mix of storytelling, self-portraits, found objects from nature, 360-degree photos, and videos.  
 
Her recent work is focused on nature and life experiences. She uses video and self-photography with mixed media to expand the range of expression in her photography. She continues to develop techniques so she can challenge the boundaries of her expression. She likes to explore new media and play with it as part of her overall story. Her intent is to show that with nature or flowers we can be more connected and happy. She has found freedom in nature and continues to explore the path between life, death, and beyond.  
 
Recent exhibits include Pow(h)er, Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery, New Jersey; Video Art Department for Splice Film Fest Finalist Award Winner (2nd Place), New York City; International Fine Arts Film Festival, Santa Barbara, CA, Official Selection; Tokyo Short Film Festival, Semi- Finalist, Japan; New York Tri-State International Film Festival, Official Selection, New York City; MiraBan Video Art Showcase, Official Selection, Milan, Italy; Geumgang Nature Art Biennale, South Korea; Block 2 Video Exhibition Artist Honorarium Raleigh, NC; Feminism Media Artivist Biennale Short Film Exhibit, South Korea and Photography Department for Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York City. Her work has also been selected by the following shows Hipster & Otaku Photography Exhibition CICA Museum; Trending: Contemporary Art Now Exhibition Target Gallery for the Women’s Caucus for Art; and Duality of Feminine and Feminist Exhibition Gallery 66.
 
“Blond Jenny’s relationship to nature is intimate, even erotic, in her self-portrait with purple freesias. Floral images have long been a stand-in for sexuality, but in Blond Jenny’s decoupaged panels are more explicit.” – Marilla Palmer
 

Blond Jenny Origin In 2006 I adopted the alias Blond Jenny (no “e”). It came from a cartoon character I watched as a child. The character’s name was Blonde Jenny (with an “e”) but when I decide on my name, I wanted it to have a different meaning. In French blond and blonde correspond to masculine and feminine forms. This distinction is not consistently made in English. My Blond Jenny mask has one form but it can be worn by a woman or man. When I use my mask with long hair and a dress, people perceive me as a woman doll. If I wore a man’s outfit and short hair, people would see a man. I wanted to use my mask and my artistic experience to remove the limits of gender and increase my freedom of expression so I made my name blond (no “e”).

 
EDUCATION
 
Gachon University, Fine Arts, BFA & MFA, S. Korea
Berkeley College, Fashion Management, AAS, New York City
 
BIENNALES
 
2022    The 12th Geumgang Nature Art Biennale, Video Exhibit, S. Korea
2020    The 10th Geumgang Nature Art Biennale, Video Exhibit, S. Korea
2018    The 8th Geumgang Nature Art Biennale,Video Exhibit, S. Korea
2016    Feminism Media Artivist Biennale Short Film Exhibition, S. Korea 
 
ART FAIRS
 
2020    Art Fair 14C Juried Show, NJ  
2016    Hong Kong Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong 
2015    Padova Art Fair, Padova Italy & Clio Art Fair, NY
2014    Spectrum Miami Art Show, Miami, FL
 
AWARD EXHIBITIONS
 
2021
International Fine Arts Film Festival, Official Selection, Santa Barbara, CA
International Film Festival, Semi-Finalist, Serbest, Republic of   Moldova
 
2020
Tokyo Short Film Festival, Semi-Finalist, Tokyo, Japan
New York Tri-State International Film Festival, Official Selection, NY
Splice Film Fest, Finalist Award Winner (2nd Place), Brooklyn, NY
 
2019
MiraBan Video Art Showcase, Official Selection,  Milan, Italy
Block 2, Video Exhibition – Artist Honorarium, Raleigh, NC
 
2018
MiraBan Art Showcase, Circolo Aternino, Italy
MiraBan Art Showcase, Via Latina, Rome Italy
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 
2024
Hide me, Steal Me, Be Nice to Me’, ARTE.M, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Multiculturalism and Belonging, The International Joint Exhibitions, CICA Museum+California State University,  San Bernardino
The 6000 Circle Project,  Arc Gallery,  San Francisco
Newbodies/Nobodies, King Street Gallery, Montgomery College, MD 
Newbodies/Nobodies, CICA Museum,  S. Korea
Dear Santa Cruz, Charaple, S. Korea
 
2023
The Artist Intervenes, Praxis Gallery, MN 
 
2022
I Do Believe, Vargas Gallery, Mission College, Santa Clara, CA
Holiday Group Exhibition, Dacia Gallery, NY
Pexma 2022 film festival, Pier Contemporary, Seoul, S. Korea
 
2020
10 years Anniversary Exhibition, Dacia Gallery, NY
Pieces of Me, Majestic Theatre Condominium, NJ
Women Artist Group Exhibition, Dacia Gallery, NY 
 
2019
Loss & Lucidity Show, Fabrica Braco de Prata, Lisbon, Portugal
Pow(h)er show, The Hudson County Community College, NJ
National WCA – Bridge the gap, A.I.R. Gallery, NY
International Women’s Show, 107 Bowers Gallery, NJ
 
2018
The Hot House, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, NY
Power Ts, Pierogi Gallery, NY
Eight – Year Anniversary Exhibition, Dacia Gallery, NY
WCA NYC’s Pleasures of the Earth, Callahan Center Art Gallery, NY
Loss & Lucidity, Santora Space 205, CA
Kapow! Heroic Women Exhibition,  The Pacific Pinball Museum, CA
RISE: Empower, Change, and Action, Whitney Modern Gallery, CA
 
2017
Multi-Lane II, Demouzy Contemporary Gallery, NY
Heroes Last Waltz International Group Show, Charaple Gallery, NY
Nasty Women,  Knockdown Gallery, NY
Loss & Lucidity, Santora Space 205, Santa Ana, CA
Luminous, Arc Gallery, SF
Bushwick’s Seeking Space Show, Beyond Studios, NY
Me, My Selfie and I, Hudson Guild Gallery, NY
Super Woman, 107 Bowers Gallery, NJ
Duality of Feminine and Feminist,Gallery66, NY 
 
2016
Love Exhibition, Karas Gallery, Seoul Korea
Potluck Art Party “Eat, Drink and Celebrate Art”, Charaple, NY
Six Years Anniversary Exhibition, Dacia Gallery, NY
Pop up show, K&P Gallery, NY
Engagement & Entrapment exhibition, Gaia Gallery, South Korea
Landscapes & Cityscapes, Dacia Gallery, NY
NCWCA-sponsored “F*ck U! In the Most Loving Way”, Arc Gallery, SF
Call For Bushwick, The Internet, Brooklyn, NY
Vision: An Artist’s Perspective, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA
A Curious Reality: Union Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Hipster & Otaku Photography Exhibition, CICA Museum, South Korea
Trending: Contemporary Art Now, Target Gallery, VA
 
2015
Salonukah, Trestle Gallery, NY
Artists Donate in record numbers for AIDS , Compass, Miami, FL
Prize Mantovart-star 2015, Mantova Italy
Digital display, Dreamers Collection Spectrum Miami Art Show, FL
Open Call, Lorimoto, NY
ARTichoke, Townhall, NY
MOCA Gallery Night at Yellow Rose Gallery, Madison, WI
LoveWins show RCB Gallery, Miami, FL
Last Dance at the Old Gem, NY
The beautiful foundation USA Gala, Marriott At Glenpointe, NJ
Luhring Augustine, Postcards from The Edge, NY
SIA Gallery, The Artists, NY
Contemporary Photography Exhibition,CICA Museum, South Korea
Transforming: Street Objects from … Site Booklyn Gallery, NY
Dreamers Collection Exposure Award, Louvre Museum, Paris, France
Working Artists Show, Academic Gallery, NY
 
2014
Who are you Famalicão?, Town hall, Vila Nova de Famalicã, Portugal
ARTichoke, Townhall, NY
8 Holes, Studio 481 Gallery, Piermont, NY
8 Holes, Townhall, NY
Sainte Chapelle Online workshop, Italy
Making a Mark, Oms Gallery, BBCN Bank, NY
Green Point Gallery group exhibit, NY
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 
2013  Berkeley Gallery, Manhattan, NY
2009  Charaple, South Korea
2008  Charaple, South Korea
2003  Brainfactory, South Korea