Author: Jen Urso

Jen Urso

Jen Urso creates multi-disciplinary works that explore endurance, persistence, change, compliance and ignored or forgotten moments and places. She is a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant recipient, is included in the Drawing Center Viewing Program and has exhibited in Arizona, New York, Oregon, Colorado, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro. In 2011, Jen published her book "the things in between" in conjunction with a solo show at Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ. Jen received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and completed 1 year of coursework towards an MFA in Art Practice at the School of Visual Arts, New York. She lives and works in downtown Phoenix, AZ. Visit or Photo credit: Makoto Ishida

What a Grand Place It Is

February 26, 2013 | By

Lower Grand Avenue manages to hold on to a sense of what Phoenix is.

Art Publishing for the People

February 12, 2013 | By

An e-book publisher in Tucson is changing the game of creative publishing.

Giving a Crap About Where You Are

January 29, 2013 | By

Why so many artworks are being made about place.

A Desert of Ideas

January 15, 2013 | By

When lack of inspiration strikes, it’s time to get out.

Some Art Promises for the New Year

January 3, 2013 | By

The creation of tomorrow begins…today!

The Art of Giving and Getting Art Gifts

December 11, 2012 | By

Some ideas on what you might give – or receive – if you know an artist.

Filling a Dangerous Void

December 5, 2012 | By

Public art sometimes fills the spaces we don’t want to think about.

How Cute

November 28, 2012 | By

If we put our judgment of other cities aside, maybe they will do the same?

Performance and the Weird

November 21, 2012 | By

Artists who put their body into their work remind us to broaden the common definition of performance art.

Manufacturing Experience

November 15, 2012 | By

Multimedia works can open a gateway to unexpected art experiences.