BIO / CV

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.

SHOWS

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 Riversolo 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

2019Up Close, Galleries West Magazine
2018Jennifer Weihmann Gains Exposure, CBC Daybreak Alberta
2018Exposure: Depth of Field, Calgary Herald
2018Exposure: 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

GRANTS

Calgary Arts Development Authority, 2016

EDUCATION

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