Jen Stark (b. 1983, Miami, FL) is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, and Center for Art and Culture, Aix-en-Provence, France. Her work can be found in the permanent collection at The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC and has exhibited at the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA; Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL; Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL: Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL and the Museum of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, among many others. Stark is currently living and working in Los Angeles, CA.
Jen Stark’s work is distinct and undeniably recognizable for its cyclical, colourful, op-art attributes. Stark fuels her craftsmanship with inspiration drawn from an interest in mathematics, natural organisms, and outer space. Optical illusions, colour gradations, and repetition play key roles in her sculptural works. The visual outcome is optically alluring and generates an ambiance of the surreal. These bold, colourful installations suggest a fantastical, psychedelic atmosphere and welcomes the viewer into the realm of Stark’s imagination.