2012 Swing Space Resident, Building 110: LMCC’s Arts Center At Governors Island
Jenifer Wightman is a Brooklyn-based artist. Her work explores the visual transition of biophysical states that co-evolve manifestations of culture and ecosystems. Wightman’s solo exhibitions include Copying the Masters, Bissel Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca (2007); Vector, Cornell University, Ithaca (2006); and Winogradsky Rothko, Cornell University, Ithaca (2004). Her group exhibitions include AIM Biennial, Bronx Museum, New York City (2013); Whale Oil to Whole Foods, Greene County Council on the Arts, Acra, NY (2012); and Petroleum Paradox, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York City (2012).
Wightman has been awarded residencies by The Bronx Museum, Bronx (2012); Artist as Entrepreneur, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York City (2011); and Nordic Artists' Centre, Norway (2007). Publications include Journal of Visual Culture. Wightman received her M.S. in Environmental Toxicology from Cornell University and her B.S. in Cell Biology from Carnegie Mellon University.
During her Swing Space residency at Governors Island, Wightman will create Bacteria Paint enclosed in a sculptural frame; collecting endogenous bacteria in the mud and water from Hudson River, Gowanus Canal, Deadhorse Bay, East River, Newtown Creek and will paint transforming colorfields.