Each week, The Cummer will be highlighting each of the 50 artists represented in the upcoming Folio Weekly Invitational Artist Exhibition, on view at the Museum from August 24 – December 2.
Jenny Hager is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of North Florida, where she has been teaching for six years. She received her MFA in Sculpture and Digital Media from San Jose State University in San Jose, CA. She also holds a BA in Art Education and a BFA in Art Studio from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. Interested in a variety of processes and materials, including steel, cast iron, post-it notes, video, wood, digital photography and found objects, she finds inspiration in dreams, objects from her childhood, gadgets, sea life and other curiosities. She is also very interested in collaboration; the spirit of community is important in both her teaching practice and in her own work.
Hager’s cast iron work has been exhibited across the country and recently in the Cymru Ironstone Castle Exhibition in Wales. Flight Lab, a video installation, has traveled to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans and York College, Pennsylvania. A collaborative work completed with her husband, Lance Vickery, Three Clouds, is on exhibit at the Knoxville, TN airport for the Art in Public Places exhibition for the next year. Hager’s most recent project is a collaboration with colleague/printmaker Emily Arthur. The twenty foot tall Trojan horse, combining sculpture and print, was recently exhibited in New Orleans, Corpus Christi, and Houston.