Meterors Are Space Eggs
I am happy to share that I will be exhibiting my work at the Hampden Gallery in UMASS Amherst from September 16 - October 11, 2018. Please join me for the reception on Sunday September 16 from 2-4pm.
"In this body of work Houle questions our origins by poking at our ties to primitive species, a deeper sense of time and the cosmos."
Interview on Girl Trip
Check out my recent interview with Girl Trip, "a collaborative platform for female artists 'under 30' to exhibit and share their works."
Featherlight (foul falls) Articles
Please check out these great articles about the Featherlight (foul falls) event that took place on Friday September 26 2014. Over 500 people from all parts of Ithaca attended - native Ithacans, Cornell faculty, students and staff and our neighbors at Ithaca College. Thank you to everyone who assisted and participated, I was elated to have shared this night with you all! Special thanks to Friends of the Gorge for volunteer support and Cornell Council for the Arts for funding.
Chazan Gallery and Providence Phoenix Press
In January 2014, I participated in a group show at the Chazan Gallery at Wheeler College in Providence, RI. Two articles spoke about the exhibit and can be read on the Providence Phoenix website and Providence Journal. I was very happy that Greg Cook wrote a bit about the show I had up at Montserrat in January 2013 in the Providence Phoenix piece. There is further information about the group show on the Chazan Gallery's website.
Pack of Wolves
Jenn Houle: Pack of Wolves
Montserrat College of Art
December 19 2012 - January 18, 2013
Reception: January 17 5-8pm
Soo Rye Art Gallery
February 5th-March 1st
Opening Reception: Saturday February 9th 5-8pm
Summer Residency, Open Studios and Upcoming Shows
This summer I will be traveling to the Vermont Studio Center for the month of August. I have launched my first crowd funding campaign to help raise money by selling my artwork so I can fund the residency cost. Check out my video and project description here.
On September 22 & 23 I will be exhibiting my work at JP Open Studios. It is a very fun event in Jamaica Plain where hundreds of local artists exhibit and sell their work. Come and check out my table at the Loring Greenough House at 12 South Street. More information can be found on their website.
During December 'Animal Herds' will be migrating to Montserrat College of Art's Frame 301 Gallery. There is an 18' long window box that they will inhabit. I'll be busy in Vermont making more animal cut outs to fill the space! The wolf pack is currently on view at the Artist's and Craftsman Supply in Central Square, Cambridge. Check out images on my blog.
"Life Forms" and Solo Show at the Caladan Gallery
I was recently accepted into a group show, "Life Forms" and was awarded a solo show as well at the Caladan Gallery! Below is the press release.
CALADAN GALLERY presents a juried exhibition of 11 national and international artists entitled “LIFE FORMS”. There are infinite combinations of stellar material in the universe, making up an infinite number of life forms. These life forms both exist in reality and in the imagination. They are geometric in form, the basest, simplest growth in crystals or they are more complex, organic and mysterious. Is there life in the deepest regions of space? If so, how does it appear? Life here on Earth manifests where one wouldn’t think it possible, devoid of light and air. Contrary to that, it teems in tidepools everywhere, or grows on the back of something else, or lives in syncopation with other life forms. This exhibition is about life energy.
Jon Hyde and Kimberly Sultze present photographs of the natural world in “Wild Eye-to-Eye Encounters”. They write: "I see you seeing me. It’s the moment of eye contact between the human and the non-human animal. The recognition and acknowledgment. A communicated act. A memory. Our work explores and celebrates human-animal connection and interaction through the medium of photography… For us, getting out into nature and our wild spaces is a way to make eye contact with the more-than-human world; to slow down and take the time to stare it in the face and acknowledge its right to exist. When you move into a place, you get to know the neighbors. You make eye contact. You put a name to a face. Our wild spaces—and the wild creatures that inhabit them—deserve no less."
These exhibitions will be on-line at Caladan Gallery from May 10 - August 31, 2012. For more information, please call 617-838-8929 or email us at email@example.com.
MORE ABOUT THE PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: “LIFE FORMS”:
Solo Exhibition Award Winner Jenn Houle (Jamaica Plain, MA) states of her work: "I seek to better understand and accept my own mortality by researching the greater life cycles that occur on our planet and to understand my existence as a single organism that helps to sustain this cycle. My current paintings focus on this energy cycle, specifically the story of North American wildlife. Animals are directly connected and affected by the rhythms of nature. These rhythms exist from the molecular to the cosmic level, a cycle of birth, life, death, birth and infinitely on. We are all part of this greater cycle. I hope to pass on a deep respect for the complex tale of survival of animals that eat, mate and forage in the wild."
Show open until May 18th
Exhibit open for the month of April
Opening Saturday April 28th
"Garden to City"
Harbor of Hope
North Chelmsford, MA
Opening Thursday May 17th
Art at 12 - Fort Point Arts Community
Show dates: May 17-June 22
Opening Thursday August 2nd 6-8
Solo show at JP Art Market
Show up for the month of August
August 2012 Events
Fresh Hair in February, Lynn Arts in March
Solo show at Fresh Hair in Jamaica Plain February 2012. Pieces from the 'New Animals', 'Animals' and some select members from the 'Animal Herds' series will be on display. Opening night is Thursday February 2nd from 6-8. Please come down to see my work and enjoy some light refreshments!
"Hyperconscious" at Lynn Arts in the Willow Community Gallery open from March 26-May16. This three person show includes work from Katherine Vetne, Kim Blodgett and Jenn Houle. Opening is on Saturday March 31 from 2-4pm.
Five of my paintings will be exhibited in "Wild Things: Contemporary Art Inspired by Nature" curated by Stephanie Walker. The show is held at the Art in the Round Barn in Vermont from September 18 thru October 15. More information can be found at this link: http://www.theroundbarn.com/cultural-center
A Taste of Boston
"Grizzle and Star Thistle" was recently featured in 'A Taste of Boston', a curated show at the 808 Gallery at Boston University in April.
"Cycles" show at Yes Si Oui Space
My piece "Divided Piles" will be featured in the upcoming show at the Yes Si Oui Space in Boston. This multisensory exhibit focuses on all kinds cycles and is the opening show for this new gallery! Their locations is at 19 Vancouver Street, right near the Museum of Fine Arts and Massachusetts College of Art.
Check out their website at: http://yesouisispace.com