Light artist Jen Lewin poses beneath The Edison Cloud
Light artist Jen Lewin stands on her interactive sculpture The Pool
Light artist Jen Lewin in 2012
Light artist Jen Lewin works on the Edison Cloud
Light artist Jen Lewin
Light artist Jen Lewin stands behind her interactive sculpture Butterfly
Light artist Jen Lewin works on the Moths
Light artist Jen Lewin speaks at SXSW in 2013
Light artist Jen Lewin sits below the Edison Cloud

Artist Statement

Jen Lewin is an internationally renowned new media and interactive sculptor based in New York. Over her 20-year career, Lewin has honed her architectural background and a highly technical medium to fabricate large-scale interactive, public sculpture that encourages community interaction and play. At once organic and electronic, Lewin thinks beyond traditional art exhibitions to create an experience that brings vibrancy to public spaces. Lewin’s playful sculptures exist where art, technology, and communities meet, leaving viewers enchanted while encouraging delight through engagement with the work. She creates connected human experiences where participants not only interact and enjoy the playfulness of the sculpture but more importantly, also interact and connect with each other.

Bio

Lewin’s technically complex works have been featured at events including the Istanbul Light Festival, Vivid Sydney 2014 and 2018, iLight Marina Bay, Signal Fest, Burning Man, art Biennales in Denver, Colorado and Gwangju, South Korea, and solo exhibitions across the United States and in Mexico, Portugal, and England. Jen Lewin has designed and installed permanent public interactive sculptures worldwide including the Side Walk Harp in Minneapolis, Magical Harp in Palo Alto, Promenade in Denver, Colorado, and Ascent in Coral Springs, Florida. She has worked in collaboration as a dynamic lighting designer for permanent, public installations with Claes Oldenburg in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Lawrence Argent in Vail, Colorado.

SELECTED SPEECHES
PERMANENT INSTALLATIONS

AWARDS

2020        Redwood City: Magical Harp and Light Pools
2020        Walnut Creek: Light Pool
2020        MSP Signature Work (Minneapolis Saint Paul Terminal 1.)

2020        Light Wall, Iolani School, Honolulu, Hawaii

2019        Aushans Harp, Aurora, Colorado

2019        Euclid, Norwalk, CT, Brookfeild Place

2019        Norwalk Cloud, Norwalk, CT, Brookfeild Place

2018        Ballston Flux,  Forest City, DC (installing in the fall of 2018)       

2018        The Cloud, A Gathering Place for Tulsa (installing August 2018)

2018        Jeju, South Korea, Reflect (Installing July 2018.)

2018        Dairy Block, Denver, CO: Promenade

2017        Coral Springs, FL: Ascent

2017        University of Akron: Flux Chandelier

2015        Singapore: Mini Pool

2015        Minneapolis, MN: Sidewalk Harp

2015        Palo Alto, CA: Magical Harp

2011        Philadelphia, PA: The Paint Torch, by Claes Oldenburg, Light Art by Jen Lewin

2010        Solaris, Vail, CO: The Water Tree by Lawrence Argent, Light   Art by Jen Lewin

2009        National City, California City Hall (Permanent): Wood Harp & Moth

2020        Black Rock City Honoraria: Cosmos

2017        Jing An Kerry Centre Artist in Residence

2017        Black Rock City Honoraria: Aqueous

2016        CODAawards Top 100 Projects 2016: Sidewalk Harp

2016        5280 Magazine Top of the Town: Best Artist Editor’s Choice

2015        CODAvideo Merit Award: The Pool at AHA! Light Up Cleveland

2015        Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award: Edison Cloud

2014        Burning Rock Arts Foundation Grant: Super Pool

2014        Rotational Molding Product Design Competition: 1st Place: The  Learning Gardens

2013        University of Central Arkansas Artist in Residence 

2012        Burning Man Honorarium: The Pool

2012        Burning Man Honorarium: Arc Harp

2008       Burning Man Honorarium: Pool

2005       Burning Man Honorarium: Arc Harp

1996        Presidents Fund For Teaching in Technology Research Grant: “The Ceren Project”

1996        CASI (Colorado Advanced Software Institute) Research Grant

SELECTED EXHIBITS

2020
2020 – Festival of Light, Southhampton: The Pool
2020 – Takanawa Gateway Fest, Tokyo: Cosmos
2020 – Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma City: Aqueous
2020 – Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong: Aqueous

2019
2019 – World Economic Forum, Davos: Chandelier Harp
2019 – Braze, New York City: Edison Cloud
2019 – Converge New York City, Aqueous and Chandelier Harp
2019 – Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit: Chandelier Harp
2019 – Momentum Festival, Toledo: Aqueous
2019 – LIT, Huntsville: Aqueous
2019 – Enchanted Forest of Light, Los Angeles: Aqueous
2019 – Conservatory Aglow – Columbus: The Pool
2019 – Luminaria, Salt Lake City: Aqueous
2019 – Stavros Niachros Foundation  Center, Athens: The Pool

2018
2018 – Museum of Design, Atlanta: Aqueous
2018 – Klanglicht, Graz: The Pool
2018 – reCODE, Los Angeles: Aqueous
2018 – Vivid Sydney, Sydney: Aqueous
2018 – Kapolei Commons, Maui: Aqueous
2018 – George P. Johnson, Las Vegas: Aqueous
2018 – B-Light, Manama: Aqueous
2018 – Taipei, Taiwan: The Pool
2018 – Light Yards: Washington DC: The Pool
2018 – Enchanted Forest of Light, Los Angeles: Aqueous

2017
2017 Georgetown Glow, Georgetown DC: Aqueous
2017 Visual Arts Week, Mexico City: The Pool
2017 Enchanted Forest of Light, Descanso Gardens, Los Angeles: Aqueous
2017 Taikoo li Sanlitun, Beijing: The Pool
2017 BLINK Cincinnati: The Pool
2017 Worlds Fair Nano, Brooklyn: Aqueous
2017 Jing An Kerry Centre, Shanghai: The Pool
2017 Buring Man Black Rock City Honoraria: Aqueous
2017 Light Festival Jerusalem: The Pool
2017 Chattanooga: The Pool
2017 Light City, Baltimore: Reflect
2017 Hong Kong Arts Festival: Hong Kong

2016
2016 Enchanted Forest of Light, Los Angeles: The Pool
2016 Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver: Chandelier Harp
2016 Midtown Crossing, Omaha: The Pool

2016 continued
2016 WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, Breckenridge: The Pool
2016 Arrow Arts Challenge, Denver: Nova
2016 Design Pavilion, New York City: The Pool
2016 B-Light Festival, Manama: The Pool
2016 Light City, Baltimore: The Pool
2016 Mother of the Nation Festival, Abu Dhabi: The Pool
2016 iLight Marina Bay, Singapore: Light Walk
2016 SPECTRA, Aberdeen: The Pool
2016 Winter Lights @ Canary Wharf, London: The Pool

2015
2015 LUNA Fête, New Orleans: The Pool
2015 Istanbul Light Festival: The Pool
2015 CherryArts Festival at Stanley, Aurora: Chandelier Harp
2015 igNIGHT, Fort McMurray: The Pool
2015 Burning Man, Black Rock City: Super Pool
2015 Astana Arts Fest, Kazakhstan: Chandelier Harp
2015 Bonnaroo, Manchester: The Pool
2015 Summer in Paradise, West Palm Beach: The Pool
2015 Communikey, Boulder: Chandelier Harp
2015 Montréal en Lumière, Montreal: The Pool
2015 Canal Convergence, Scottsdale: The Pool

2014
2014 University of Warwick Arts Centre: The Pool
2014 Signal Festival, Prague: The Pool
2014 Art de Colombo, Lisbon: The Pool
2014 Burning Man Honorarium, Super Pool
2014 AHA! Light Up Cleveland, Cleveland: Double Pool
2014 Vivid Light, Sydney: The Pool
2014 iLight Marina Bay, Singapore: The Pool
2014 Luminosity, Lexington: Chandelier Harp

2103
2013 Chalk The Block, El Paso: The Pool
2013 Artsfest, Conway: The Pool and Chandelier Harp
2013 Biennial of the Americas, Denver: Arc Lamps ,The Pool
2013 Escape From Wonderland: The Pool
2013 Electric Daisy Carnival, Orlando: The Pool
2013 Electric Daisy Carnival, New York City: The Pool2013 Electric Daisy Carnival, Chicago: The Pool2013 Electric Daisy Carnival,  Las Vegas: The Pool
2013 It’s Electric,  CU Art Museum
2013 SXSW Eco Light Garden, Austin: The Pool

2012
2012 La Napoule Art Foundation, Denver: Long Harp
2012 Burning Man Honorarium: Arc Harp

2011
2011 The Museum of Outdoor Arts, Englewood: Long Harp
2011 Colorado Ocean Coalition, Boulder: The Pool
2011 Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas & Dallas: The Pool

2010
2010 Montreal Balloon Festival, Montreal: The Pool
2010 Electric Daisy Carnival, Dallas & Denver: The Pool

2009
2009 New Orleans Botanical Garden, New Orleans: Arc Harp
2009 Voodoo Festival, New Orleans: Arc Harp
2009 Tesla Store Opening Exhibit, Boulder: Long Harp
2009 Burning Man, Black Rock City: The Pool

2008
2008 Burning Man Honorarium, The Pool
2008 Atlas Center Visiting Artist, Boulder: Moths

2007
2007 Ingenuity, Cleveland: Arc Harp
2007 GwangJu Design Biennale, Gwangju: Long Harp
2007 Wired Magazine “NextFest”, Los Angeles: Long Harp
2007 Burning Man, Black Rock City: Arc Harp
2007 Ingenuity, Cleveland: Arc Harp

2006
2006 The Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder: Solo Exhibit
2006 Wired Magazine “NextFest”, New York City: Arc Harp 
2006 CU Art Museum, Boulder: Arc Harp & Long Harp
2006 Burning Man Honorarium Artist and Featured Exhibit, Black Rock City: Arc Harp
2006 Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder: Light Curtain and Butterfly

2004
2004 Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder: Elevator Shaft

1998 – 2002
2002 Tiche Galla at Lincoln Center, New York City: Ribs
2002 New York University at ITP Gallery, New York City: Butterfly
2001 New York University at ITP Gallery, New York City: Ribs
2000 New York University at ITP Gallery, New York City: Dancing Curtains
1998 SIGGRAPH, Orlando: Ceren

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