done and undone

downloadable cv.pdf (studio)

downloadable cv.pdf (teaching)



2007 MFA-Photography, Mills College, Oakland CA

2005 MA-Painting, California State University Northridge

2004 BA, Art, California State University Northridge

1996 BA, English Literature, San Francisco State University  


One and Two-Person Exhibitions


Jennifer Brandon & Andréanne Michon (forthcoming), SFCamerawork, San Francisco, CA


Jennifer Brandon & Jay DeFeo: Photographic Works, Mills College Museum of Art, Oakland, CA, curated by Stephanie Hanor, in association with the Jay DeFeo Foundation

Radical Beauty, Part I, Rhythmix Cultural Works, Alameda, CA curated by Daniel Nevers


Selected Group Exhibitions


(im)materiel, Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin Headlands CA curated by Kevin Chen


Introductions 2014, Root Division, San Francisco CA

Wabi Sabi, Alterspace, San Francisco CA curated by Microclimate Collective

Upon Closer Inspection, Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific, Stockton CA


Luminous, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco CA curated by Catherine Wagner

Bay Area Currents: Navigating the New, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland CA curated by Michael Schwager


*Compounded, Santa Clara University Gallery, Santa Clara CA

Keeping Time, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley CA

In the Space Between, Swarm Gallery, Oakland CA

Re-Told, Root Division, San Francisco CA


California, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA Curated by Chandra Cerrito and Svea Lin Soll

Art Studio Faculty Exhibtion, Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park CA


Bookish, Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, San Francisco CA


*Ravel, Moorpark College Art Gallery, Moorpark CA

16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles, curated by Sara Cochran


NightMoves: Fallen, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose CA  

NextNew2007, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose CA                 

Plus One, M1 Gallery, San Francisco CA                  

Things Held MFA Thesis Exhibition, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland CA


ConText, A Blending of Image and Language, Dorothy Herger Gallery, Solano Community College


Image. Memory. Narrative., West Gallery, California State University  Northridge                               

Innocence Lost, Gallery 825, Los Angeles CA, curated by Eleana Del Rio                                                                    

Made in California, City of Brea Gallery, Brea CA, curated by Alma Ruiz             

Land of the Free: Americana, City of Brea Gallery, Brea CA, curated by Tyler Stallings        


In America Now, Don O’Melveny Gallery, West Hollywood CA, curated by Peter Frank                                            

The American Experience, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz CA   


Awards and Residencies


Artist in Residence, RAYKO Photo Center, San Francisco, CA, January - June


2017-2019 Eureka Fellowship Program for Visual Artists, nominee


The Baum Award for Emerging American Photographers, nominee


Award of Distinction, Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles


Herringer Prize for Excellence in Studio Art, Mills College                

Headlands Center for the Arts, MFA Studio Award Nominee and Finalist

Catherine Morgan Trefethen Fellowship in Art, Mills College                 

Graduate Research Grant, Mills College


Graduate Research Grant, Mills College


First Place, 9th Annual Graduate Student Research and Creative Works Symposium, CSU Northridge


Hans Burkhardt Memorial Award, California State University,  Northridge

Arts Council Scholarship Award, California State University,  Northridge  



Photographs, Photograms and Photocopies: Jennifer Brandon and Jay Defeo's Radical Experiments With a Changing Medium Humble Arts Foundation, By Roula Seikaly FEB 2018

(Im)materiel and The Marvelous Real by Lea Feinstein 17 Feb 2015

(Im)materiel – Winter Group Exhibition, Headlands Center for the Arts
Review by Michal Gavish 04 Feb 2015

In the Space Between by Obi Kaufmann East Bay Express 21 MAR 2012

The Space Between at Swarm Gallery, 22 FEB 2012

Knots by Kija Lucas,, 18 FEB 2012

“Revealing the Delicacy of Objects,” by Virginia Pelley, 24 SEPT 2009, The Examiner, San Francisco, CA

"Art Review: KCCLA 16th Annual Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles Citizine," by Emberly Modine, 6 APRIL 2008

"'NextNew 2007' and Mitra Fabian at the San Jose ICA," Artweek, NOV 2007

"New shows at MACLA and SJICA highlight a wide range of media explorations," by Michael S. Gant, 15 AUG 2007


Teaching Experience

Adjunct Professor, Mills College, Art & Art History Department 2017-current

Associate Adjunct Professor, Mills College Art & Art History Department 2016-2017

Visiting Artist, Photography, Mills College Art & Art History Department 2009-2016

Visiting Artist, Photography, San Francisco State University Art Department 2008-2013

Visiting Artist, Photography, Sonoma State University Art Department 2010-2011

Visiting Artist, Photography, UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice Summer Session 2009-2011

Lecturer, Photography Department, De Anza College 2007-2010


Lectures and Panels

Photographers and Their Images
CCSF, San Francisco April 10, 2017

50 Artists: Jennifer Brandon on Jay DeFeo
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, October 21, 2016

Guest Artist Lecture, Artificial Light, Location
Sacramento State University November 17, 2015

Guest Artist Lecture, Introduction to Photography and the Darkroom
San Francisco Art Institute October 29

Curating and Caring for the Conceptual, Panelist
Western Museums Association Annual Meeting, San Jose October 27

Guest Lecturer, Imaging Death
Death, Dying, and Modern Medicine: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
UC Berkeley, March 17, 2015

Have You Heard? Lunchtime Lecture
San Jose Museum of Art December 3, 2014

ReProduce / ReImagine Panel Discussion
Society for Photographic Education West Conference October 2013

Jennifer Brandon and Beth Dungan :: Now Then: Performance and Temporality
PSI 19 Conference, Stanford University June 2013

Panel Member for Teaching Beyond the Classroom
Society for Photographic Education National Conference 2013

Image-Maker Lecture
Society for Photographic Education National Conference 2012




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