About the Artist

Artist Statement

I make art about transformation, imagination and healing. The intention of my work is to create peace in a confusing and precarious world; to project a calm, contemplative atmosphere that energizes and restores. I enjoy exploring the deeper meaning—the source. I hope to engage your eyes, inspire your passion and take you on a visual expedition into new territory.

Biography

Jennifer Libby Fay worked as a graphic and product design entrepreneur, applying her aesthetic sensibility to create effective visual communications and useful objects for the home. An accomplished handweaver and fiber artist, Fay now focuses primarily on textile surface design and multiple dying techniques, embellishment and fabric manipulation. Fay’s work has been shown in select exhibitions in California, Washington State, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and Arkansas. She was named a “Women to Watch” by the National Museum of Women in the Arts Arkansas State Committee. Fay’s colorful abstract and modern textiles have been well received, winning several awards and finding homes with many new collectors.

Gallery Representation

Justus Fine Art Gallery
827 Central Avenue
Hot Springs, Arkansas
501.321.2335

LBD Fine Art
4908 Seeley Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625
773.561.9600

Gallery 106
106 Main Street
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613
319.610.6632

Gartrell Gallery
733 East Main Street
Blue Ridge, Georgia
706.258.2702

Resumé

Jennifer Libby Fay
www.jenniferlibbyfay.com
jlfay@jenniferlibbyfay.com
415.640.0911

Solo Exhibitions

2016
Tentative Resolve
Solo Exhibition
May 3rd to June 29, 2016
University of Arkansas Fort Smith • Exhibition Gallery
Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, 5210 Grand Avenue,
Fort Smith, AR, 72904.
Reception Wednesday, June 8th from 5-6pm.

2014
Windfall, Smith Ranch Gallery, San Rafael, California

2013
Winds of Change,
Primary Colors Gallery, Independence, Missouri

2012
Rubicon,  Arts Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, Arkansas

2011
Don’t Forget to Breathe, Tulsa Artists’ Coalition, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Through a Narrow Place, Fayetteville Underground, Fayetteville, Arkansas

2010
Boundaries: the places where we meet, Northwest Arkansas Community College, Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development
Reconciliation, Fayetteville Underground, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014
The View From Marin: Artworks by Members of Marin Museum of Contemporary Art,
Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, California

2013
High Fiber: Arkansas Women to Watch
, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.
• Art & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, Pine Bluff, Arkansas
• Fort Smith Regional Arts Museum, Fort Smith Arkansas
• Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas
• The Stephens Gallery at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas
• Fine Arts Center Gallery at Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas
• Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Little Rock, Arkansas
Snowflake Salon: biennial winter invitational, ART @t Bridge Club of City Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2012
East Prospect Exhibition, Fayetteville, Arkansas

2011
17th Annual Artists of Northwest Arkansas Regional Show, Art Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, Arkansas
Selected Works, Vault Gallery, Fayetteville Underground, Fayetteville, Arkansas

2010
Thirteen Underground, Shift Gallery, Seattle, Washington
More than a Picture, Vault Gallery, Fayetteville Underground, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Selected Works, Vault Gallery, Fayetteville Underground, Fayetteville, Arkansas
16th Annual Artists of Northwest Arkansas Regional Show, Art Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, Arkansas

2009
Small Works, Fayetteville Underground, Fayetteville, Arkansas

2008
Converging, San Francisco Bay Model, In the Gallery, Sausalito, California
Woven, Rock Hill Gallery, Tiburon, California

Award and Honors

2012 Woman to Watch, Arkansas, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.
16th Annual Artists of Northwest Arkansas Regional Show, Art Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, Arkansas
• winner of the Postcard Prize (image of entry was used for all show publicity)
• winner of the Gwen and Harold Long Memorial Award

Public Collections and Commissions

Circle of Life Hospice, Bentonville, Arkansas
Highlands Oncology Group Benton County Clinic, Rogers, Arkansas
JB Hunt Transport Services, Inc., Lowell, Arkansas
Northwest Arkansas Community College, Bentonville, Arkansas

Bibliography

Calyx, A Journal of Art and Literature by Women. Summer 2013
McCormick, Janice. Don’t Forget to Breathe. Art Focus Oklahoma, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition. January/February 2012

Gallery Representation

Justus Fine Art, Hot Springs, Arkansas
LBD Fine Art, Chicago, Illinois
Gallery 106, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Juror

2014 58th Annual Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, Mill Valley, California
2012 Ozark Folkways Fiber Arts Show, Winslow, Arkansas

Education

• B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado