Bio

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Angie Jennings utilizes her photographic skills acquired over 20 years in various styles of the photographic medium to depict stories in a single image or series. Her images are a combination of digital, film and photogravure. She has exhibited nationally as well as internationally, Oregon, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Beijing.

IN HER OWN WORDS

My work is two fold, documentary story telling and street photography.

One facet of my work is street photography of China and her ever changing face. Many of the pieces stand-alone as a single story derived from doing work as a street photographer. As in “Modern Streets of an Ancient Empire” which is an ongoing project that studies the dichotomy of China and its ever-increasing modernity crossing over, sometimes, burying the great history of this most ancient country. These images are a culmination of my travels to China in 2003 and 2010. I was amazed at how much the cities have changed yet deep under the façade of empty construction they still hint at their history.

The other facet is documentary. Most notably “Beauty of Survival: Krista’s fight against breast cancer” a two year project from which I do an ongoing “anniversary” portrait every year. I take great pride in this long, difficult piece of work and am grateful for the honor of documenting Krista in her fight. I photographed her when she removed her bandages from her first surgery, had her port inserted, 6 of the 7 chemo sessions, 6 of the 33 consecutive radiation treatments, hysterectomy, the port removal and life in between. After amassing over 2000 images I have edited them down to create “Beauty of Survival” a book showing how one woman’s strength in survival is beautiful, painful and inspiring.

RESUME

EXHIBITS

September, 2013 “Modern Streets of an Ancient Empire”, Solo Exhibit, Potter Gallery, Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, MO

June 21- July 31st, , 2013 “River Market Regional Exhibition” Group show, Juror: Jerry Saltz Mallin/Charno Galleries, Kansas City Artist Coalition, Kansas City, MO

March, 2013 to May, “ Modern Streets of an Ancient Empire” Solo exhibit
Kansas City Police Department, Headquarters, Kansas City, MO

January-February, 2013 “ Modern Streets of an Ancient Empire” Solo exhibit
Thornhill Gallery, Avila University, Kansas City, MO

September, 2012 “Heavy Metal: Art of the Silver Gelatin and Platinum Print”
Group show, Jurors: Terry Thompson and Kathleen Malan Thompson, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR

March-May, 2012 Photo Spiva
Group Show, Juror: Andrew L. Moore, Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO

January, 2012 to current, “On the Road: Travel Photography”, Juror: Sandra Chen Weinstein, Online Gallery Annex, Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, VT
http://www.vtphotoworkplace.com/id127.html

January-February 2012 “38th annual members Juried Exhibit”
Albrecht Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO

January, 2011 “Blue: Group Exhibit”, Curated by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb,
Group Show, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado

September, 2010 “Through Leica Lenses: Leica Insight Group Exhibit”
Group Show, Beijing World Art Museum, Beijing, China

August, 2009 “Ji Chang Village: Photogravures”
Artichokes Gallery, Mission, Kansas

August,2008 “China,” Solo Exhibit
Landon Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

November, 2007 “3 Women, 3 Views, 3 Countries” Group exhibit
Landon Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

August, 2005 “24 Hours in Ji Chang Village: China” Solo Exhibit
Krzyz Studio, Kansas City, Missouri

March, 2000 “Student Show” University of Oklahoma
Fred Jones Gallery, Norman, Oklahoma

June, 1998 “Within Walking Distance” Solo Exhibit
SCP Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

August, 1995/August, 1996
Society for Contemporary Photography Annual Juried Exhibition
Group Exhibit
SCP Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

July, 1996 – December, 1998, “Salina Art Council Traveling Exhibition”
Group Exhibit, Salina, Kansas

July,1996 “Messages from the Flint Hills” Group show
J.D. Reece Corporate Gallery, Overland Park, Kansas

June, 1996 “Lawrence Photo Alliance Annual Juried Exhibition”
Group Exhibit, Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, Kansas

Lecturer/Panels

May, 2014, “Beauty of Survival: Krista’s fight against breast cancer”, Panel Discussion
Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

March, 2014 “Modern Street of an Ancient Empire” Lecturer
Johnson County Association of Retired School Personnel, Prairie Village, KS

March, 2014 “Beauty of Survival: Krista’s fight against breast cancer”, Lecture
University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

October, 2013 “Street to Documentary” Lecturer
Digital Dimensions Photographic Society, Kansas City, MO

September, 2013, “Street to Documentary” Lecturer
Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, MO

PUBLICATIONS

Angie Jennings, Photographer, “Beauty of Survival: Krista’s fight against breast cancer” 2013, self published

Jeffrey Aldrich, Editor, “One Life 2011”, www.ArtistWanted.org, May, 2012: pg 55

Sandra Chen Weinstein, Juror “On the Road: Travel Photography” PhotoPlace Gallery. February, 2012: pg 69

Nancy K. Weant. “China.” Review October 2008: pg. 43

“Single Image Contest Winners.” Color Magazine Special Issue #13 May, 2011:
Pg 185

Ye Youxin. “Through Leica Lenses”, Leica Insight Catalogue of Photographic Exhibit. Beijing China Press. September, 2010: Pgs 178-182 pdf available

AWARDS

September-October, 2012
Artist Inc. II, Kansas City, MO
Fellow

October-November, 2011
Artist Inc. Live, Kansas City Mo
Fellow

February, 2012
1st place and Honorable Mention
Members Juried Exhibit
Albrecht Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO

May, 2011
Merit Award
Color Magazine: Special Edition
Single Image competition

July, 1996
Sponsor purchase award
“Messages from the Flint Hills ”
Land Institute, Matfield Green, Kansas

June, 1996
First prize
Lawrence Photo Alliance Annual Juried Exhibition

WORKSHOPS

April, 2014, Momenta, Jamie Rose and Chris Rush
New Orleans, Louisiana

August, 2012, Leica Akadamie, Street Photography
Chicago, Il Justin Stailey and Matt Butzow

November, 2011 Leica Akadamie, Street Photography
Washington DC Tom Smith and Kike Calvo
September, 2010 “China”, Photography Tour
Self Guided
Beijing, Shanghai, SuZhou, Fu Ding,

December, 2004 “Photogravure” Private sessions
Debe Riley
St. Joseph, MO

November, 2003 and October, 2004 ”Photogravure”
Debe Riley
Avila University, Kansas City, MO

October,1997 “Intimate Portraiture”
Lynn Goldsmith
Oklahoma Arts Institute, Stillwater, OK

May, 1996 “Study in Prairie Landscape” Flint Hills Workshop
Instructor: Terry Evens
Matfield Green, Kansas

MEMBERSHIPS

June, 2014 to Current, President
Kansas City Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO

September, 2013 to Current, Board Member,
Kansas City Artist Coalition, Kansas City, MO

EDUCATION

August, 2004 Bachelors of Arts Degree in Mandarin Chinese
Portland State University, Portland Oregon

January, 2003 Study Abroad, Intensive Chinese Language Course
Central University of Nationalities, Beijing, China

May, 1987 Associate in Applied Science Degree in Commercial/Still Photography Metropolitan Technical Community College, Omaha, Nebraska

EMPLOYMENT

October, 2012 to current, Community Education
North Kansas City School District, Kansas City, MO
Basic Photography Instructor
Chinese Language Instructor

July, 2003 to current
Crick Camera Shop, Kansas City, MO, Sales Associate

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