Channel 10 News South Florida

January 19th, 2015
My latest mural "Meltdown" inside Miami International Airport was featured on Channel 10 news in South Florida. Here is the video below: video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player

Miami International Airport Mural

December 30th, 2014
I just completed my latest mural, "Meltdown", a permanent installation at Miami International Airport. The mural is located between Terminal D&E on the 3rd level, just off the moving skywalk. Check it out next time you pass through the Miami airport. Photos by Peter Vahan. "Passengers at Miami International Airport can now have a colorful “meltdown” experience when they walk past Meltdown, a new, permanent art mural by Miami artist Jen Stark. Meltdown greets visitors to MIA with a cascade of color and patterns when they enter the airport’s North Terminal on the third floor from the parking garage or the MIA Mover station. According to Stark, creating Meltdown took a little more than a week with the assistance of several volunteers she enlisted to help her paint the intricate mural.  “I typically had four assistants per night,” said Stark.  “One of the last nights I had 10 people. I worked eight nights, six hours a night, for a total of 48 hours.” “We are excited to provide an opportunity for emerging artists like Jen Stark to bring their artistic vision to MIA and use the transformative power of art to enhance the customer experience at the airport,” said Miami-Dade Aviation Department Director Emilio T. González.  “Once again, MIA is at the forefront of exposing the work of these talented artists to an entirely new audience.” In Starks’ own words, “Meltdown is a large-scale mural depicting organic patterns oozing down, creating a waterfall of colors. My artwork concentrates on the hypnotic, time-intensive process of cutting and layering. The patterns I create mimic the repetitive intricate layers of plants as well as the geometric framework of the universe.” Meltdown is Stark’s latest project and expands on her previous work of creating complex colorful sculptures from paper and other media.  Her work frequently explores ideas of replication and infinity, echoing the patterns and intelligent designs found in nature." 1 MIAMI-Airport-03-lores MIAMI-Airport-07-lores MIAMI-Airport-08-lores MIAMI-Airport-09 MIAMI-Airport-12-lores

Untitled Art Fair

November 20th, 2014
During this year's Art Basel Miami, I'll be showing new work at Untitled Art Fair on Miami Beach. My 2 latest sculptures will be exhibited in Eric Firestone's booth. December 3-7th located on South Beach at Ocean Drive and 12th street. Come by and check it out! More info here: InsideOut-detail-01

Teepee Project X Mondrian

November 19th, 2014
This Tuesday I'll be debuting a new teepee I recently painted at the Mondrian Hotel on Miami Beach. Tuesday DEC 2ND, 6PM – 9PM | MISSHAPES | DJ: DAVID KATZ RSVP here if you'd like to come: teepeeflyer  

#LIGHTSHOP with Paul Kasmin Shop

November 19th, 2014
During Art Basel Miami I will have a new light sculpture edition available through Paul Kasmin Shop. The opening will take place at the Soho Beach House on Miami Beach.
PK SHOP x MdM #LIGHTSHOP will be open daily from December 4 - 7, 2014, 11AM - 6PM at the Soho Beach House, Miami Beach located at at 4385 Collins Avenue.  Featuring artist editions by Mattia Bonetti, Saint Clair Cemin, FriendsWithYou, Marcia Grostein, Deborah Kass, Claude Lalanne, Elle Muliarchyk, Ivan Navarro, Courtney Smith, Jen Stark, and other artists in collaboration with the traveling ethical fashion pop-up Maison de Mode, this year marks PK SHOP's second collaboration with MdM, founded and curated by creative director Hassan Pierre and social activist and Town & Country editor Amanda Hearst and collaborator Lily Kwong.
Tunnel / 11" x 12" x 14" / hand-cut MDF wood, spray paint, varnish, glue, light bulb & 12 ft cord / 2014



Pool Party Miami

November 19th, 2014
I'm excited to announce a new limited edition pool float I designed for a FriendsWithYou X Grey Area curated pool party at Soho Beach House on Friday Dec 5th from 4-8pm. Come out, celebrate with us, and bring your bathing suit! Please RSVP to this email if you plan to come: Grey Area Presents, Pool Party, a limited edition series of artist designed pool toys curated in collaboration with FriendsWithYou! From a giant googly-eyed rock by FriendsWithYou, to a rainbow colored intergalactic wheel by Jen Stark, to a pair of oversized pink breasts by Misaki Kawai, to a seven-and-half-foot tall basketball player by Devin Troy Strother, these inflatable sculptures expand the limits of how art can be experienced. Join in on the fun and experience art in an entirely new way! Pool unnamed  

PK Shop

November 18th, 2014
I just released a new series of 4 small hand-made box sculptures through Paul Kasmin Shop. Each box is 10" x 10" x 10.25" and is made with acid-free paper, foamboard, glue, MDF & paint. Available here:

"Box 1"

"Box 3"


September 16th, 2014
Last week I painted a teepee in East Hampton through Eric Firestone gallery. We used outdoor house paint and it took 2 days to complete. Here are some photos: Internet-01 Internet-04 Internet-02

Studio 360

August 6th, 2014
The radio show 'Studio 360' recently posted an article about my work on their blog. Check out the post HERE.

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Psychedelic Paper Art or High-Level Math?

By Sruthi Pinnamaneni

Jen Stark's lush paper landscapes seem both psychedelic and scientific. Using trippy shapes and colors, she draws you into a place of quiet mystery. It's the kind of work that's equally at home on the covers of science magazines and billboards.

Mathematicians, in particular, get rather touchy feely about Stark's work — they send her notes comparing her sculptures to complex equations and theories of infinity. One e-mailed her a paper by Cornell University mathematician Karen Vogtmann, pointing out the similarities between Stark's Burst and Vogtmann's concept of Outer Space. That's not the space we know with the sun and the stars but rather a mathematical idea. An Outer Automorphism is a collection of groups, each filled with ways to map points of an object to itself, while maintaining the object’s deeper structure. It can get your brain all twisted up just thinking about it and so can Stark’s art objects.

Stark is not a mathematician or scientist. She studied art in Maryland and in 2004, spent a summer in Aix-en-Provence. She found she couldn’t afford French pastels or oil paints, so she bought blocks of kiddy construction paper and began cutting. The meticulous, sequential work felt meditative, Stark says. A single sculpture can take months to finish, built layer by wafer-thin layer. Stark makes everything by hand and has to pace herself so she doesn’t wreck her fingers. She's come up with a few cheats: she wears mittens and pads her X-Acto knife with cotton balls. Having a sense of humor helps too. For one sculpture, Stark cut 10,000 shapes of paper every day for 100 days. The title of the piece: How to Become a Millionaire in 100 Days.

Installation at the Gagosian Gallery

July 28th, 2014
If you're in LA, check out my new installation in the Gagosian Gallery Beverly Hill's bathroom. It should be up through September 2014. Gagosian Gallery / Beverly Hills 456 North Camden Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Gagosian-03-lores-02 Gagosian-05-lores Gagosian-04-lores  

“Way Out West” Public Art Billboard

July 13th, 2014
I just created a  billboard "Driptych" in San Francisco through The Art City Project. If you're in the city, go take a look. In San Francisco on 16th & South Van Ness.



July 7th - August 17th, 2014 Join us for the Way Out West launch event on July 17th! The Art City Project proudly presents Way Out West, a celebration of the idea of California and its history as fertile ground for dreamers, pioneers, and counterculture. The exhibition reflects on the changing social landscape of the West Coast and explores the role of contemporary art in public spaces. Way Out West revisits the California experience by transforming outdoor advertising into new space for art to live and breathe. The month-long installation — which spans billboards, transit shelters, bus takeovers, and other alternative space throughout San Francisco’s transitional inner Mission neighborhood — will feature art from contemporary artists with roots in California. Brett Amory / Apex / Pakayla Rae Biehn / Anthony Discenza Double Zero (Annie Vought and Hannah Ireland) / Jeremy Fish Casey Gray / Desirée Holman / Chris Johanson / Jet Martinez Alicia McCarthy /Alia Penner / Andrew Schoultz Dave Schubert / Jen Stark / Zio Ziegler and featuring artwork by Creativity Explored artists Andrew Li, John Patrick McKenzie, and Kate Thompson Curated by Tova Lobatz and Jenny Sharaf

New York Times

July 12th, 2014
The New York Times Magazine posted a photo of my new public art billboard on their blog. It is a full city project organized through Art City "Way Out West".

In San Francisco, where tensions between established artist communities and Silicon Valley continue to rise, Luke Groesbeck, a former tech worker and the founder of the fledgling public art organization Art City, wants to help his hometown reinvest in the former. “This is a city with a major arts and cultural legacy,” he says. “How do we honor that? Then an idea came up and I got fixated on it: What happens when you turn an entire city into a gallery? Is it possible?”

From now until Aug. 17, San Franciscans will get to find out. As part of Art City’s Way Out West project, Groesbeck, along with his crew of curators and organizers, worked with advertising companies and the local creative community to coordinate his organization’s pilot urban art takeover. Eleven billboards, four buses and three transit shelters in the Mission District are being resurfaced with works from 20 artists, many of whom have long-running involvements in San Francisco’s street art scene. These include the graffiti artist Apex, whose works live on building walls near major streets like Valencia, and members of the Mission School movement like Chris Johanson and Alicia McCarthy, who began collecting praise in the ’90s for their Sol LeWitt-like installations of busy, ribboned color.

The project isn’t just about the pieces themselves. It’s also about what they’ll replace: advertising. “Today, San Francisco has about 7,500 ad spaces, which reach tens of millions of people in a given month,” Groesbeck explains. “We’re doing this to illustrate a different possible future, where in each neighborhood we’re instead surrounded by art and contemporary art plays a major role in our lives.”

The subject of art versus commerce is a timely one in the Bay Area, especially in the once-gritty, rapidly gentrifying Mission. “Artists, musicians and other creatives that make San Francisco what it is are being pushed out,” says Brett Amory, an internationally exhibited artist and local resident who is also participating in the project. “The Mission District is one of the areas getting hit hardest by this change. It’s a very appropriate place to have art by local artists displayed, as a reminder of what the city is really made of.”

Groesbeck, for his part, thinks the project will help San Francisco remember its roots. “I think this is a way to do something positive,” he says, “and hopefully, give back to the city.”


Art Alliance: The Provocateurs

July 8th, 2014
I'll be showing 2 new pieces in a group show in Chicago from July 31 - August 4, 2014. Art Alliance: The Provocateurs will be held at Block Thirty Seven, 109 N. Dearborn Street, in a 25,000 square foot space encompassing an entire city block in the heart of the Loop. More information at:

4-lores-02Cosmographic / 34" x 37" x 4" / acid-free paper, holographic paper, glue, wood / 2014

Splatter-01-loresSplatter / 60" x 48" x 1" / acrylic paint on MDF / 2014

Splatter-06-loresSplatter (detail) / 60" x 48" x 1" / acrylic paint on MDF / 2014

“Dazed & Confused” at Eric Firestone Gallery

May 22nd, 2014
Two of my latest sculptures will be exhibited in a group show in East Hampton, NY at Eric Firestone Gallery.

Dazed & Confused, Group Exhibition

May 24th-June 15th, 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 24th, 2014 | 6-9 PM


Full-Circle-detail-loresFull Circle / 36" x 36" x 76" / Latex spray paint on PVC, monofilament / 2014Full-Circle-back-side-loresFull Circle / 36" x 36" x 76" / Latex spray paint on PVC, monofilament / 2014

GLOW-loresGlow / 63" x 40" x 4" / acid-free paper, holographic paper, glue, wood, acrylic paint / 2014

Ghosting Volume #8 – Film screening in Los Angeles

March 25th, 2014

On Saturday March 29th, my animation "Believer" will be featured in a film screening in Los Angeles called Feel free to come out and see some amazing short films and animations!

Ghosting Volume #8 1205 N Main St Los Angeles CA

March 29th 8pm

Allow us to blind you with psychedelic science!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Al Jarnow Semiconductor Jen Stark Joe Merrell (in stereoscopic chromadepth!) And a special presentation of 16mm by: Lost and Found Film Club ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

More info at

Screen Shot 2014-03-25 at 12.20.52 PM Believer-animationframe Ghosting is a monthly hang out for experimental animators and video artists. Short screenings by a rotating group of artists will be featured each month. Come and hang out! Network with your peers OFFLINE in a chill environment lubricated by your favorite spirits. BYOB!!!!!!!!!!!!