For many years, I have wanted to become more involved with a very special gallery we have here in Austin called Women and Their Work Gallery. I recently became a Member as well as joined their Artist Registry. I am thrilled that the Gallery recently purchased a new home on Cesar Chavez.
Jennie Tudor Gray is an Austin, TX based multimedia artist, art and yoga teacher, and a social justice activist who is passionate about using the arts and yoga as a method of social change. She rarely sticks to any one art medium, but enjoys exploring as many different materials and processes as possible in order to deepen her own practice as an artist, as well as to better inform her ability to teach a wider variety of art styles and techniques with her students.
After many years of creating intricate collages and mixed media works out of vintage and altered books, Jennie began working with polypropylene paper which is a non-absorbent paper made out of plastic. Falling in love with the freedom this unique surface provides, she began making more abstract and non representational works using watercolor, ink, and alcohol inks with this experimental medium. These fluid artworks naturally began flowing into certain cohesive themes and her series of works inspired by nature, fertility, emotions, the body, and the environment are featured here.
Jennie received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with an All Level Teaching Certification from Texas State University-San Marcos and has shown her work in various galleries and museums across Texas, including The Contemporary-Austin, Canopy Austin, Pump Project, Art.Science.Gallery, Flatbed Press, Women and Their Work, and during Chinati Weekend in Marfa, TX. Jennie and her students’ work has been featured in the East Austin Studio Tour for several years and in the West Austin Studio Tours hosted by Big Medium.
She is an active member of the contemporary art community and has taught and shown her own work, and that of her students, at a variety of arts and cultural institutions including The Contemporary Austin Art School at Laguna Gloria, the Dougherty Arts Center, the Mexican American Cultural Center, and the George Washington Carver Cultural Center and Museum. She is curious about improving her practice and making greater intersectional connections across media, disciplines, and communities. Her work is included in both public and private collections in Texas, throughout the United States, and abroad.