Untitled, 2015
Charcoal on paper
101.75 x 42 inches
258.4 x 106.7 cm
Bouquet, 2013-15
Oil on canvas on board
24 x 14 inches
61 x 35.6 cm
Yellow Roses, 2014-15
Oil on canvas on board
12 x 9 inches
30.5 x 22.9 cm
And Dreaming, 2015
Oil on canvas
20 x 10 inches
50.8 x 25.4 cm
How I Don't Love You?, 2014-15
Oil on canvas on board
16 x 12 inches
40.6 x 30.5 cm
Apparition As Inheritance, 2013-15
Oil on canvas on board
10 x 12 inches
25.4 x 30.5 cm
Breathing Room, Flowers For Frank Bramblett, 2015
Oil on canvas on board
48 x 29 inches
121.9 x 73.7 cm
April, 2015
Oil on canvas
24 x 14 inches
61 x 35.6 cm
William, 2013-15
Oil on canvas
72 x 48 inches
182.9 x 121.9 cm
Ain't I?, 2013-15
Oil on canvas
96 x 48 inches
243.8 x 121.9 cm
Calla Lilies, 2015
Oil on canvas
12 x 9 inches
30.5 x 22.9 cm
Untitled, 2015
Oil on canvas
14 x 10 inches
35.6 x 25.4 cm
Untitled, 2015
Oil on canvas
14 x 16 inches
35.6 x 40.6 cm
Jennifer Packer
b. 1984
Biography
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Jennifer Packer creates expressionist portraits, interior scenes, and still lifes that suggest a casual intimacy. Packer views her works as the result of an authentic encounter and exchange. The models for her portraits – commonly friends or family members – are relaxed and seemingly unaware of the artist’s or viewer’s gaze.
 
Packer’s paintings are rendered in loose line and brush stroke using a limited color palette, often to the extent that her subject merges with or retreats into the background. Suggesting an emotional and psychological depth, her work is enigmatic, avoiding a straightforward reading. “I think about images that resist, that attempt to retain their secrets or maintain their composure, that put you to work,” she explains. “I hope to make works that suggest how dynamic and complex our lives and relationships really are.”
 
Jennifer Packer (born Philadelphia, 1984) received her BFA from the Tyler University School of Art at Temple University in 2007, and her MFA from the Yale University School of Art in 2012. In 2012-2013 she was Artist-in-Residence at The Studio Museum in Harlem, and from 2014 to 2016 she was a Visual Arts Fellow at The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA.
Exhibitions
Jennifer Packer
Breathing Room
December 10, 2015 - January 23, 2016
News
Jennifer Packer
Tenderheaded

THE RENAISSANCE SOCIETY
Jennifer Packer: Tenderheaded The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago 5811 South Ellis Avenue Cobb Hall, 4th Floor Chicago, Illinois 60637 September 9 – November 5, 2017 For her first solo institutional exhibition, New York-based artist Jennifer Packer presents new and recent paintings. read more