Jennifer Greenwell uses the documenting capabilities of lens-based media as means of preserving inconsequential aspects of everyday life. Driven by a desire to create vestiges that transcend the ordinariness of her own existence, she breaks the tedium of the daily unfolding of trivial events by collecting data and forming archives where multiplicity reflects upon the habitual actions that permeate every person’s hours.
As archives develop, she reconfigures meaning through visual narratives in which the totality of collections reveal underlying socio-cultural threads, but yet, individual images subvert intellectual meaning and seem to merely speak of the beauty embedded within mundane occurrences that would otherwise go unnoticed and become nothing more than discarded memories.
Born and raised in Mexico City, Jennifer obtained her MFA in Studio Art from the University of South Florida in Tampa and a BFA and minor in Art History from Florida International University in Miami. She currently resides in Houston, Texas where she continues to develop these archives that denote an acute sense of her daily surroundings while continuously striving to question that which is worthy of historic merit.