Jennifer Hendricks' paintings are forensic records of herself in contemplation and action. They are the final result of a quiet, personal relationship with the emergent materials and surfaces of each piece.
Hendricks prefers her work to have a quality of meditative practice, to have room for playfulness and experimentation without any predetermined outcome. The act of painting itself is, for her, a highly meditative one. A quiet space develops where unconscious impulse is loosed and then regarded so that compositional concerns can be brought to bear.
Elements of panic, struggles, disquiet, aggression, recklessness or rebellion will ideally go into a piece, but Hendricks prefers to work until qualities of unpredictable harmony and balance are evident. Her paintings present charged complexes of emotions that cannot be spoken but are rather presented and contained with color and composition.
Jen Hendricks received her M.F.A. from the Academy of Art University (San Francisco) and her B.F.A. at San Jose State (San Jose), where she focused her studies on painting and printmaking. She has exhibited work across the Bay Area and beyond, including the Triton Museum of Santa Clara, Gallery O'Boy, The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts and the Red Poppy Art House.