Jennifer Starkweather has long been interested in the idea of mapping space, time and memory. Her work has varied from documenting wind currents that occur in specific locations to mapping the landscapes that she has walked through daily. She is interested in places located in the United States that are deemed ‘remote’, where the ratio of population to land favors the latter. Despite a rising population in many places in America, these are the outliers, where cell coverage is non-existent or inconsistent, where the closest neighbor may live miles away, and infrastructure is spotty.
Starkweather has exhibited widely, including the Asian Art Museum, Electric Works, the Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco State University, and Dominican University among others. She has been an artist-in-residence at Ucross, Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture and Ragdale and has been a recipient of the Pennsylvania Center for the Arts Grant and an Elizabeth Foundation Grant.
Her 10+year collaboration with the artist Amanda Hughen (Hughen/Starkweather) has been commissioned to create a permanent artwork on the glass exterior of the Union Square Central Subway station, which will open in 2018. For more information and current news, please visit HughenStarkweather.com.
Starkweather received a Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art from the University of California at Davis and a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She lives and works in San Francisco.