Jennifer Dowdell (American, 20th C.-) Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology and has been an award-winning graphic designer for more than twenty years.
Now retired from the corporate world, Jen has turned her creative attention towards painting and mixed media artwork. Primarily utilizing acrylic paint and her vast collection of vintage ephemera, she enjoys exploring rich surfaces and combining media that invites the viewer to enjoy her work from a distance as well as the details up-close through her many layers.
?"I love the softer muted tones I find in vintage materials of the past and try to incorporate that feeling into my artwork. I enjoy contrasting textures and colors. I'm not trying to make statements necessarily in my art, but I hope the viewer resonates with something within it."
Jen is honored to be an exhibiting member of the Buffalo Society of Artists as well as an active member of the Western New York Artists Group where she currently serving on its Board of Directors.
2021- February 19, 2021, “Open Members Exhibition”, Buffalo Society of Artists, Virtual Gallery: www.bsacalls.com. March 12, 2021 - April 16, Western New York Artist's Group (Award), “25th Annual Juried Members Exhibition - Modern Works”, Two pieces in this show, *"Explosive Blessings" Awarded 2nd Place, Artists Group Gallery, One Linwood Ave, Buffalo, NY.
?2020- February 16, 2020 - August 16, 2020, “20/20 Vision: Women Artists of Western New York”, Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, 7 Varsity Drive, Niagara University, NY. Oct 16, 2020 - Nov 20, 2020, group show, WNY Artists Group 29th Annual Juried Regional Artists Exhibit”, Juror: Dennis Kois, Director, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY.
Artist Website: jencollage.com
Artist’s Instagram: jendowdellcollage
(Source: The artist’s personal website)