Jenifer Wightman

United States
Brooklyn, NY

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Everyday, humans flip fossil fueled switches. These invisible streams of electrons run our computers, escalators, elevators, fans and lights. If there is one ritual common among us all, it is energy use. Fossil fuels come primarily from solar energy captured by carboniferous and devonian era plants and animals. We are burning millions of years of fossilized sunlight in 300 years of industrialized society. You may request decal images of fossils for you to place on your own lighting fixtures. Ideally, you will agree to send me a photo of your mounted fossil decal. Examples of the fossils to be 'lit' are horse-tails, club mosses, scale trees, and ferns. More images to choose from are coming.

I am a research scientist specializing in greenhouse gas accounting and life cycle analysis for assessing sustainable bioenergy production systems. I began making science-based conceptual art in 2002. I live and work in Brooklyn, NY.

In general, I create science-based conceptual work. I like working with scientific graphics, living pigments, and language. I like process, rot, puns, metaphor, and the exponential function. I'm obsessed with the notion of infinite growth on a finite planet. My work explores the transition of biophysical states that co-evolve manifestations of culture and ecosystems.

2012
Installation: Ion Landscapes, Strati Lab, Nyack, NY (April)

2011
Installation: Energy as Ritual, Art in Odd Places, 14th Street, NY, NY (October)

Juried Show: Napkins, Group Show, Hampden Gallery, Amherst, MA

2010

Workshop: Energy Agency, CONFLUX and 350.org 10/10/10, Marble Cemetery, NY, October 9.

Installation: Ephemeral Artist, Collective Consumption group show, DUMBO, NY, September 24-26.

Mail Art: SCENTED LETTERS, FAAN, February 14.

Installation: STILL LIFE, X-Initiative B.Y.O.A., New York, February 3-4.

Installation: EAT MY WORDS, 18 Rabbit Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, January 8-February 15.

2009

Installation: Graphic Dinner, One Night Stand Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, December 6

Performance: Blue Water, impromptu collaboration for Performa, on the streets of Soho, NY, November 7

Installation: Alexandrine, Central Park, NY, June 14

Performance: Pirate Librarian for Rob Strati’s Pattern Library on the Waterpod, Pier 17, NY, June 21-22

2008

Documentary: Visualizing Meaning, 8 minutes, http://www.cornell.edu/video/details.cfm?vidID=157&display=player

Publication: "Winogradsky Rothko: Bacterial Ecosystem as Pastoral Landscape," journal of visual culture, vol. 7(3)

Installation: Clapper, on the roadside of Route 120, North Plainfield, NH, December 25-January 3

2007

Commission: Copying the Masters, Bissel Gallery inaugural show, Ithaca, NY, September 9-October 3

Installation: monument, for Accessibility,
Sumter SC, October 13-October 28

Installation: Garden of Eden, for
Åmot Gard, Bygstad Norway, August 4-6

Workshop Lead: Graphic Language, poetry workshop stimulated by scientific diagrams, Columbia, SC

2006

Installation: Vector, Courtyard Café, Ithaca, NY, June 1-October 1, http://martha.mannlib.cornell.edu/charts

Installation: 245 cans: Installations in Public Libraries

Juried Show: Burning Bush, Bomb-in-Chain, NYPFD, Johnson Art Museum, Ithaca, NY, April

2005

Installation: One, One Night Stand Gallery, Ithaca, NY

Performance: Holometaboly, Highwire Gallery, Fringe Festival, Philadelphia, PA

Competitor: National Poetry Slam, Albuquerque, NM

2004

Installation: Winogradsky Rothko, Emerson Hall, Ithaca, NY, August 1-November 1

Installation: Corn and Beans, Stolen,
Hanshaw Road, Ithaca, NY, June 7-August 27

Juried show: Nickle and Dime, Community School of Music and Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY, May

Juried show: Brand, Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, March

Competitor: National Poetry Slam, St. Louis, MO

Residencies:
MacDowell, NH
Nordic Artists' Centre, Norway
University of S. Carolina
NYFA Bootcamp

 
Artworks available from this artist:
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SCENTED LETTERS: BITE ME
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SCENTED LETTERS: COMPOSIES
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XO
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SCENTED LETTERS: MONKEY LOVE
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SCENTED LETTERS: SAVOR ME
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SCENTED LETTERS: MMMARK
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