Born NJ, 1988

Education

2015     Certificate of Completion, Art as a Global Business, The Sotheby’s Institute
2011      BFA in Painting & Drawing, Purchase College, SUNY
2010     Dingle Summer Art, Dingle, Ireland 

Solo Exhibitions

2017     Ctrl+alt+reality, Ideal Glass, New York, NY (exhibition and outdoor mural)
2014     Exposed Roots, Studio Kura, Fukuoka, Japan
2012     NOT EVERYDAY, Sunset Surf Club, Brooklyn, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions 

2017   Best Kept Secret, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
            Double Down, Pierogi, New York, NY
            The Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition, Wassaic, NY
            All Things Great and Small, Geoffrey Young, Great Barrington, MA
            Tonal Shift, Station Independent Projects, New York, NY
            Sanctuary Landscapes, Arts & Lounge, Newark Liberty International Airport, NJ
            Known Unknowns, 86 Orchard Street, New York, NY
2016   WE LOST OUR TAILS, Proto Gallery, Hoboken, NJ
            Blue and Black Plus Orange, Geoffrey Young, Great Barrington, MA
            Making the Future, David & Schweitzer Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY
            Respectability Politics, OUTLET Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
            Bringing Brooklyn to Norfolk, Gallery 21, Norfolk, VA. Curated by Patrick Todd
            Heavenly Places, Lorimoto, Brooklyn, NY
            Thru the Rabbit Hole, Sideshow, Brooklyn, NY
2015    MIXTAPE 2, Michael David Studio, 56 Bogart, Brooklyn, NY
            Co-curated by Michael David and Todd Bienvenu
            REACTIVATOR, The Active Space, Brooklyn, NY
            Thrice Legendary, Forever Thens, Centotto, Brooklyn, NY
            Faceless: Figuring Immediacy, OUTLET Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY (3-person)
            Show #15, The Parlour, Brooklyn, NY (3-person)
            New Work City, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Julie Torres
2014    Drawing 500, English Kills, Brooklyn, NY
            PIEROGI XX: Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY    
            TABLEau, Pierro Gallery of South Orange, South Orange, NJ
            PROMPT, Proto Gallery, Hoboken, NJ
            NURTUREart Benefit, The Boiler, Brooklyn, NY
            Legend Anew, Centotto, Brooklyn, NY
            Seeking Space | Bushwick Open Studios, The Active Space, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Julia Sinelnikova and Jillian Salik
            Do It Yourself, 195 Morgan Avenue (former 3rd Ward building), Brooklyn, NY.  Curated by Julie Torres
            Hot Mess, Firework Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Julie Curtiss
            The Presence of Absence, Skylight Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by David Gibson
            WagMag Benefit, Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY
            Bushwick Open Studios Benefit, Storefront Ten Eyck, Brooklyn, NY
2013    15 Artists in Black and White, OUTLET Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
            The Active Space Salon Exhibition, The Active Space, Brookyln, NY         
            Half-Life, Apartment of Andrew Prazyner, featuring 78 artists, Brooklyn, NY
            Artist Solidarity, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn, NY
            Unhinged, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
            WagMag Benefit, English Kills, Brooklyn, NY
            Bushwick Open Studios Benefit, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY 2012
            NURTUREart Benefit, Charles Bank Gallery, NY, NY
            SHRINES, 67 West Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY
            Dealer's Lounge, PS Project Space, 548 West 28th Street, New York, NY
            The Active Space Salon Exhibition, 566 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
            Sorcerer's Apprentice, North Light, 56 Bogart, Brooklyn, NY
2011    Art Inside Art, AMO Studios, Brooklyn, NY
            Downtown Cabaret, Gallery 151, NY, NY 

Awards and Residencies

2014   Studio Kura Residency, Fukuoka, Japan
2013   Artist Grant, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, April 2013
2011   "Best In Show,” SUNY-Wide Art Competition, New York State Museum

Publications

Artist Feature, Maake Magazine, 2015 (Print and Digital)
Artist Feature, Chimes and Sirens: New Art and Literature Zine, 2013 (Print and Digital)

Bibliography

Marston-Reid, Linda. "Vintage photo inspires Wassaic Project Exhibition," Poughkeepsie Journal, August 22, 2017
“Jen Hitchings,” Artist Interview, Maake Magazine. July 2015
Indrisek, Scott. “What Not to Miss at Bushwick Open Studios Weekend.” Artinfo.com, June 2015
Chidester, Brian. “Jen Hitchings on Body Language.” NYC Ephemera, June 2015
“Artist Interview: Jen Hitchings,” Maake Magazine. May 2015
Durbin, Nicole. “With Shared Enthusiam: Seeking Space at The Active Space,” Artsinbushwick.org. June 2014 (Image)
Gagliani, Allison. “Artist Flashcard,” BushwickDaily.com. April 2014
Video studio visit, Gorky's Granddaughter, www.gorkysgranddaughter.com
“Bushwick Open Studios Returns,” Brooklyn Paper. May 2013
Sutton, Benjamin. “10 Must-Visit Studios... at Bushwick Open Studios 2013,” Artinfo.com. May 2013
Merians, Valerie. “Jen Hitchings,” Studio Critical blog. January 2013
“15 Best Studios to see off the Jefferson Stop,” Bushwick Daily blog. May, 2012
Schlack, Layla. “New Member Profile // Painter Jen Hitchings Explores the Institution,” 3rd Ward blog. January 2011

Lectures / Professional Involvement in the Arts

2016   Visiting artist/curator, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
            Visiting artist, Residency Unlimited, New York, NY
2011-2016 Gallery Manager, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
2015    Visiting Alumni Panel Presenter, “Artistpreneurs,” Purchase College, SUNY
2014    Juror, “Unsolicited Proposals,” Apexart
            Bushwick Open Studios Benefit Committee member
2013   Visiting Alumni Panel Presenter, Purchase College, SUNY
2012   Visiting Artist Presenter, “Memories Can’t Wait,” ICP-Bard, New York, NY
            Visiting Lecturer, Purchase College, SUNY
            Drawing and Painting Instructor, The Living Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
            Art Blogger for Bushwick Daily blog, Brooklyn, NY
2011    Art+Design Student Panel Representative for Admissions, Purchase College, SUNY

Curatorial Projects

2015-present
          Co-director, Transmitter, Brooklyn, NY
2013-14 Director of Associated, with Julian Jimarez-Howard and Theresa Daddezio, The Active Space, Brooklyn, NY
2012   Director of Weeknights, The Active Space, Brooklyn, NY
            Vis-A-Vis Festival, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn, NY
            BEAR SKIN, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn, NY
            SPRING BREAK, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn, NY
2011   Gifts of the Magi, North Light, 56 Bogart, Brooklyn, NY