My work explores aspects of Christian spirituality and worship through simple figurative compositions, mixed media collage, and juxtaposition of diverse images. I delve into questions such as how we communicate with God, how people daily act out their faith, and what it is to be living in an utterly broken world. Reoccurring themes in my work are the nature of divinity and its presence in our everyday, imperfect lives; the temporary nature of man as contrasted to the permanent nature of his soul; and the relationship that man has with God, and God with man, and the manner in which that relationship is executed.
My primary medium is acrylic, though I also work in encaustic and mixed media drawing. I use each material with intentionality, giving thought to both the inherent qualities suggested through art historical reference, and the visual weight and texture each material adds to a piece. I am drawn to transparent layering of materials and paint application as a method to suggest space and the passage of time, as well as the fragility and ephemeral quality of the subject matter.
2013 “Mortal Vestige, Immortal Flight,” Holy Family University Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
“Mortal Vestige, Immortal Flight,” Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Frederick, MD
2012 “8x8 Holiday Exhibition and Auction,” Museum of Biblical Art, Dallas, TX
2011 “Caroline Z. Marcos and Jennie Kimbrough at bohemeo’s,” bohemeo’s, Houston, TX
“Melted Color,” Butridge Gallery, Austin, TX
“Hot! Hot! Hot!,” Bosque Gallery, Cypress, TX
2010 “The Hive,” Cole Arts Center, Nacogdoches, TX
“7th Annual An Evening of Arts and Entertainment” Arts and Entertainment Ministries, Los
2009 “Quiet Grandeur: Paintings and Sketches by Jennifer Kimbrough,” Xnihilo Gallery, Houston, TX
2006 “Exploring the Divine,” Rhatigan Student Center Gallery, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
“Why am I Two People?” performance, Messiah Baptist Church, Wichita, KS
“Current M.F.A. Student Exhibition,” Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
“The Small Paintings Show,” collaborative show by The General Store artists group, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS
“S.O.S: Save our Shift-Space Rent Party,” WSU Shift-Space, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
“The Spirit of the Antichrist,” collaborative performance, Messiah Baptist Church, Wichita, KS
2005 “The Body as Figure, Self, Culture,” WSU Shift-Space, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
“50 Years of Graduate Studies,” Clayton Staples Gallery, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
2012 “2012 Annual Juried Art Exhibition,” Live Oak Art Center, Columbus, TX
“The Little Big Show,” War’Hous Visual Studios, Houston, TX
“Wax: Contemporary Encaustic Works,” Pajaro Valley Arts Council, Watsonville, CA
2011 “2011 Annual Juried Exhibition,” Live Oak Arts Center, Columbus, TX
Juror: Clint Willor, Executive Director of the Galveston Arts Center
“Sinners and Saints,” RBCC, Red Bank, NJ
2010 “Open Door Series: 2010 Winter Juried Exhibition,” The Arts Alliance Center Clear Lake, Nassau Bay, TX
“Open Door Series: 2010 Summer Juried Exhibition,” The Arts Alliance Center Clear Lake, Nassau Bay, TX
“Visual Arts Alliance 27th Juried Open Exhibition,” Willams Tower Gallery, Houston TX
2009 “Open Door Series: 2009 Winter Juried Exhibition,” The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, Nassau Bay, TX
2008 “10th Annual Judeo-Christian Art International Online Juried Exhibition,” www.upstreampeoplegallery.com (associated with Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, NE)
“2008 Annual Juried Art Exhibition,” Live Oak Art Center, Columbus, TX
2006 “Holy Cross Christian Art Show,” Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Wichita, KS
“The Tenth Annual Sacred Art Exhibition,” Box Heart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
“All Media Juried Exhibition,” Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS. Show
Sponsor: Wichita State University Painting Guild.
Juror: Nancy Morrow, Assistant Professor of Art at Kansas State University.
2005 “Secret Place, Sacred Space,” Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
I was looking at your work, and it really speaks to me. Your aesthetic is beautiful-- i love peering into these deteriorating, and diluted scenes of desperation. (wow lots of D's) But, yes, I will be taking note of your work as I continue with my practice.