Born in Illinois to a large Midwest farming family, Andrea Jensen’s work is intricately tied to the landscape; its use, misuse and the individual’s sense of place within it. Jensen’s work uses different materials to process, visualize and interpret the landscape. Documentation, outreach, and public exhibition are important aspects in the development of the work as well as her contribution to the local community. Receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa in 2002, Andrea worked as an elementary art teacher in Boulder, Colorado before pursuing her MFA at the University of Arizona. Since her time as a Graduate Assistant teaching painting, drawing, color and mixed media, she has also worked as a Visiting Professor of Art for Idaho State University and as an adjunct at Westminster College and University of Utah. She now works as a High School Art Teacher when she isn’t in her studio.
Her work has been shown nationally including Hous Projects in New York City, Gallery 19 in Chicago and Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. She was featured in the MFA Annual of New American Paintings and has received numerous fellowships and grants that have supported her research.