About / CV

Jen G. Pywell is a professional artist, photographer and curator located in Corvallis, Oregon. She is available to shoot commercial photography in the following specialties: interiors, architecture, food, product, studio and lifestyle portraits.

She works independently on documentary films, artwork and runs an art gallery called Ugly Art Room.


Curriculum Vitae

Jen G. Pywell

jengphoto@gmail.com // jengpywell.com // uglyartroom.com // (718) 791-7607

1981, Born in New York City, New York, USA

Currently lives in Corvallis, Oregon, USA

Education

2016-present • Current Art Major, Linn Benton Community College, Albany, Oregon

2003 • Bachelor of Sciences (Major Psychology, Minor Biology), Fordham University, The Bronx, NY

Professional 

2015-present • Freelance Photographer (clients: Oregon State University, City of Corvallis), Corvallis, OR

2011-2014 • Owner/Owner Greenpointers.com, Brooklyn, NY

2011-2014 • Event Director, Greenpointers Markets, Brooklyn, NY

2010-11 & 14 • Event Director Greenpoint Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY

2007-2011 •  Photographer, Polo Ralph Lauren (still life and interiors), NYC, NY

2003-2007 •  Director of Photography, Ecko Unlimited (still life and advertising) NYC, NY

Solo Exhibitions

2017 • The Bind, The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR

2014 • Jen G’s Drawings, Dandelion Wine, Brooklyn, NY

Group Exhibitions

2017 • Fare Thee Well,  The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR

• Paint Off, Linn Benton Community College, Albany, OR

• Juried Student Art Show, Linn Benton Community College, Albany, OR

2016 • Then & Now, Jeff Hess Studio, Corvallis, OR

• Invasive Species Potluck, Ugly Art Room, Corvallis, OR

2013 • Calicornucopia, Calico Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY 

Documentary Films

2017 • In Production: Truth or Consequences, Director Hannah Mir Jayanti

2014 • Gasper & Son, Directors Hannah Mir Jayanti, Jen G. Pywell, Miguel Rodrigues, 

Curatorial Project: Ugly Art Room

2017 • Bear With Me: Installation by Koa Tom Ugly Art Room @ The Littlest Gallery (Corvallis, OR)

• Will We Fit: Installation by Tera Stenzel Ugly Art Room @ The Littlest Gallery (Corvallis, OR)

 • Marys Peak is For Sale: Installation by Martin Esteves Ugly Art Room @ The Littlest Gallery, Corvallis, OR

2016 • Anatomy Stitchings: Solo Show by Hannah Koelbl, Ugly Art Room @ Bison Bison Gallery, Corvallis, OR

• Invasive Species Potluck, Ugly Art Room, Corvallis, OR

• Unlucky in Love, Ugly Art Room, Corvallis, OR

• As part of Ugly Art Room’s Mail Art Challenge: The Smell of Good Mud, Bottle Cap Art, Asian Taste, Self Portrait, Bouquet, Cruise, White Rhino 

2015 • Paradise, Ugly Art Room, Corvallis, OR

2014 • TRIP: Installation by David B. Smith, Ugly Art Room, Brooklyn, NY

2013 • Greenpoint Now, Ugly Art Room @ The Yard, Brooklyn, NY

2012 • Ninas: Solo Exhibition by Lisa Bauer, Ugly Art Room @ Dandelion Wine, Brooklyn, NY

2011 • Jordan-Whitfield, Ugly Art Room @ Gleason’s Gym, Brooklyn, NY

• All That Remains, Ugly Art Room @ Picture Farm, Brooklyn, NY

• Peep Show, Ugly Art Room as part of Nuit Blanche Bring to Light, Brooklyn, NY

• Opening Rejection, Ugly Art Room @ Williamsburg Walks and Governors Island Art Fair, NY, NY

• Head Space, Ugly Art Room @ Paper Garden Records' Multiverse Playground III, Brooklyn, NY

• As part of Northside Open Studios: The Man, the Myth, the Moustache: Scott Chasse, Cutters, Pull The Devil’s Tail & Noise Jam, Brooklyn, NY

• Landing Jam: Edge Tension and Implied Release on the Last Landing, Ugly Art Room, Brooklyn, NY

2010 • B is For Bear, Ugly Art Room @ Leonid Services, Inc for Bushwick Beta Spaces, Brooklyn, NY

• As part of Greenpoint Open Studios: Boys & Girls: An Undidactic Probing & A Cinderella Story: From a   Bomb to a Bombshell, Brooklyn, NY

Selected Reviews / Interviews

2017 • "The Bind” Installation Probes Artist’s Bout With Mental Illness, article by Patrick Fancher, Corvallis Gazette-Times, Corvallis, OR

2015 • Ugly Art Room presents Paradise, article by Patrick Fancher, Corvallis Gazette-Times, Corvallis, OR

2014 • Spare Times for October 3-9, article by Ann Mancuso, The New York Times

2011 • It’s Getting Ugly Out There on Bedford, article by Hrag Vartanian, Hyperallergic, Brooklyn, NY

• Ugly Art Room Shows Art Can Happen Anywhere, article by Kylie Jane Wakefield, Brooklyn, NY

• The Tension in Between: A Landing Jam in Greenpoint, article by Hrag Vartanian, Hyperallergic, Brooklyn, NY

• Nuit Blanche Lights Up the Greenpoint Night, Brooklyn Based

• Staff Picks: All That Remains, The Paris Review

• Ugly Art Room Presents All That Remains @ Picture Farm, The 22 Blog

• What’s New With Collage? article by Hrag Vartanian, Hyperallergic, Brooklyn, NY

2010 • Ugly Art Room, article by Oriana Leckert, Brooklyn Spaces

Talks

2017 • Oregon State University, "Telling a Story With Photographs" Corvallis, OR

2017 • The Arts Center, "Conversations in the Corrine Woodman Gallery", Corvallis, OR

2013 • Brooklyn Based Indie Media Camp, "Pro Photo Tips for Bloggers", Brooklyn, NY

Published Photographs

2014 • Spare Times for October 3-9, article by Ann Mancuso, The New York Times

2014 • Made by Hand: Contemporary Makers, Traditional Practices, black dog publishing

2005 • “Also Know As” Volume 1

Awards

2017 • Linn Benton Community College Juried Student Art Show Stone Barn Composition Award 

2015 • Queens Independent Film Festival Best Documentary for Gasper & Son 

2006 • Digital Photo Pro Emerging Professional Photo Contest