Jennifer Weihmann is an artist, largely self-taught as a photographer. Originating in the rural setting of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Jennifer started her studio experience before formally entering the Faculty of Fine Arts at Grande Prairie Regional College.
Furthering her education in Communications, Visual Studies and Art History, Jennifer completed her studies at the Department of Communication, Media and Film, University of Calgary.
Jennifer is best known as an abstract landscape and nature photographer, and generally does not photograph large scale landscapes. Instead she intimately immerses herself amongst the forest flora focusing on minimizing context and often leaving scale open for interpretation. This dual meditation of macro and micro invites viewers to consider their place in the natural world as these glimpses of rare transient moments illustrate the fragile and temporary nature of the world and our relationship to it.
Jennifer is a collector and gathers organic objects from the natural environments she visits and uses these artifacts as the subject matter for many of her photographs. People often –accidentally– refer to her photographs as paintings, and this is one of her favourite compliments!
Jennifer also has a body of work documenting the lives of people. She has a large body of work documenting her community at the Sunnyhill Housing Cooperative in Calgary, where she lived for seven years. Jennifer also photographed a group of adults, with whom she embedded herself, living on the streets of Houston Texas, and in Calgary Alberta, in 2005.
Music and the performing arts are very important to Jennifer and she is often hired to photograph classical musicians during their music-making rehearsal sessions as well as rehearsals for various theatrical performances.
2019 In Between and the Resolve — solo show at Christine Klassen Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2019 A Point on the Horizon — group show at Leighton Art Centre, Foothills, Alberta
2018 Emerging Photographers Showcase — group show with Exposure Photography Festival, Calgary, Alberta
2017 Imago Mundi Project-Great and North — group show in Venice, Italy
2016 Elemental — duo show with Lonnie Graham at Spinning Plate Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2010 Nature & Love—Relationships? — solo show at Lougheed House as part of the Mountain View Connection concert series, Calgary, Alberta
2009 From the River — solo show with the Exposure Photography Festival, University of Calgary, Alberta
2007 Photographs — solo show at The Little Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1994 Grande Prairie Regional College Fine Arts Year End Exhibit, Grande Prairie, Alberta
1994 — duo show with Charlene Bradley at C-Spot Coffee Shop, Grande Prairie, Alberta
PUBLICATIONS / INTERVIEWS
2019 — Up Close, Galleries West Magazine
2018 — Jennifer Weihmann Gains Exposure, CBC Daybreak Alberta
2018 — Exposure: Depth of Field, Calgary Herald
2018 — Exposure: Talk through the Past, Present and Future of Photography, Photography is Art 攝影是藝術
2009 — OnCampus Online, University of Calgary
2008 — Azure Magazine: Design, Architecture, and Art
Calgary Arts Development Authority, 2016
Grande Prairie Regional College
Visual and Performing Arts, Visual Arts Diploma
University of Calgary – Department of Communication, Media and Film.
BA Communication Studies – Minor in Visual Studies and Art History