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. Jennifer also collects organic objects from the natural environments she visits and uses these artifacts as the subject matter for many of her photographs. Many people have –accidentally– referred to her photographs as paintings–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.
Emerging Photographers Showcase, group show, Exposure Photography Festival, Calgary, 2018
Imago Mundi Project-Great and North, group show in Venice, Italy, 2017
Elemental with Lonnie Graham at Spinning Plate Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2016
From the River, Exposure Calgary/Banff, 2009, representing the University of Calgary Art Department. Mezzanine Gallery, University of Calgary, 2009
Nature & Love—Relationships?, solo show at Lougheed House as part of the Mountain View Connection concert series, Calgary, 2010
Photographs, solo show at The Little Gallery, Calgary, 2007
Grande Prairie Regional College, Fine Arts Year End Exhibit, 1994
C-Spot Coffee Shop with Charlene Bradley, Grande Prairie, 1994
PUBLICATIONS / INTERVIEWS
Azure Magazine: Design, Architecture, and Art, 2008
OnCampus Online, University of Calgary, 2009
Photography is Art 攝影是藝術, Exposure: Talk through the Past, Present and Future of Photography, 2018
Calgary Herald, Exposure: Depth of Field, 2018
CBC Daybreak Alberta, Jennifer Weihmann Gains Exposure, 2018
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