On Point

Two attendees interacting with On Point by Jen Lewin
An attendee interacting with On Point by Jen Lewin
An attendee spinning On Point by Jen Lewin
A child and adults interacting with On Point by Jen Lewin

On Point

On Point is a series of illuminated, rotating pointers.

Participants are invited to point and rotate the pointers as desired, allowing the audience to impact the art, changing the perceived impact. They appear to display different messages and emotional reactions when all three are pointed down, or up, or at the gallery attendant to the left. The artistic intention, however, remains the same – that by impacting the art you have more of a connection to your community than just being a passive observer.


Edison Cloud 2013

The Edison Cloud by Jen Lewin 2013
The Edison Cloud by Jen Lewin 2013

Edison Cloud 2013

Composed of 5000 hand welded metal rings, 3000 vintage Edison bulbs, 3000 hand glued white LEDS, 3000 custom cables and over 60 custom controllers, The Edison Cloud represents both an old-fashioned handmade and new mentality. By walking under and around The Edison Cloud you will see a ghostly and low resolution version of your shadow within the sculpture. This provides an experience where the movement of your body brings both beauty and form to glass and digital clouds.

Jen Lewin    |     Lumigeek


It’s Electric

Jen Lewin installing Its Electric part the private collection
Its Electric designed by Jen Lewin
Its Electric on display at the CU Art Museum, designed by Jen Lewin
Its Electric hung at Jen Lewin Studio
Its Electric at The Studio Boulder, designed by Jen Lewin

It’s Electric

Updating neon to something modern and clean, It’s Electric is a custom LED sign that debuted at Jen Lewin’s solo exhibition at the CU Art Museum of the same name. Inspired by the simple effect that lighting has on spaces, people, and intention, It’s Electric currently hangs Jen Lewin Studio in Brooklyn, NY.

Location

Learning Gardens

www.biggreen.org
www.biggreen.org
The Learning Gardens designed by Jen Lewin
The Kitchen Learning Gardens designed by Jen Lewin
The Kitchen Learning Gardens fully installed, designed by Jen Lewin

Location
Learning Gardens

The Kitchen’s Learning garden beds were invented and designed by Jen Lewin as an educational tool to inspire spontaneous play by children and create an attractive outdoor classroom for teachers. Unlike simple garden beds, the Learning Gardens comprises modular beds with built-in irrigation systems that can be shaped in any configuration to fit small and large plots in virtually every schoolyard.
The garden’s feminine and organic lines contrast with the concrete and harsh lines of cities and inspires a natural reaction from students and teachers alike.

Learn more about the learning gardens and the vision created and enabled by Kimbal Musk and  Big Green , using these forms  to improve the health of students and communities by creating experiential learning and garden-based education opportunities in low-income schools. 


The Studio Boulder

Outside of The Studio Boulder, Colorado
Airstream conference room at The Studio Boulder
Its Electric and the Airstream Conference Room at The Studio Boulder
The dining room table and kitchen at The Studio Boulder.
The Airstream Conference Room at The Studio Boulder.

Location
The Studio Boulder

For several years, working together and separately, Jen Lewin and Bill Goodrich carried a shared vision for a workspace that could allow for creative, focused work, but that would also provide the energy and inspiration of a community of other dedicated, passionate people.  After years of working with a small team from her home studio, Jen needed to grow and spread out.  With that impetus, she and Bill partnered to create The Studio (Boulder) as both a new home for Jen Lewin Studio and as a space for a wide range of other creative entrepreneurs, freelancers, and professionals.  Since opening the doors to The Studio on January 1, 2014 the space has grown into one of the most vibrant and dynamic professional communities in Boulder.


Water Tree

The Light Tree by light artist Jen Lewin illuminated in Vail, Colorado
Light artist Jen Lewin assembles on the Light Tree
The Light Tree by light artist Jen Lewin illuminated in Vail, Colorado
The Light Tree by light artist Jen Lewin glows blue
The Light Tree by light artist Jen Lewin glows green
The Light Tree by light artist Jen Lewin glows yellow
The Light Tree by light artist Jen Lewin glows orange

Location
Water Tree- 2010

The Water Tree is a sculpture by Denver-based artist Lawrence Argent.

Lawrence Argent approached me in the fall of 2009 after seeing my interactive light sculpture The Pool. He asked if I could create, design and install a similar LED lighting system in his sculpture, The Water Tree. The Water tree is composed of 52 fiberglass wireless, organic, LED forms.

Lawrence Argent    |    Jen Lewin     |     Kreysler & Associates


Paint Torch by Claes Oldenburg

The Paint Torch in Philadelphia, lighting by female artist Jen Lewin
The Paint Torch in Philadelphia, lighting by female artist Jen Lewin
Light artist Jen Lewin works on the Paint Torch
Light artist Jen Lewin and Claes Oldenburg
The Paint Torch in Philadelphia, lighting by female artist Jen Lewin
The Paint Torch in Philadelphia, lighting by female artist Jen Lewin

Location
Paint Torch

Paint Torch is a permanent outdoor sculpture by Claes Oldenburg.

In 2010, Oldenburg and I met to discuss ways to elegantly incorporate technology and illumination within his proposed piece The Paint Torch. He had been inspired by some of my artwork, in particular, several illuminated pieces I created with Kreysler and Associates. We began working together almost immediately, spending over 12 months developing the subtle, yet elegant internal ‘glow’ you now see within the piece.

Claes Oldenburg    |    Jen Lewin     |     Kreysler & Associates


The Long Harp


The Long Harp – 2004

Long Harp is a traveling indoor 60 string light sculpture created in 2004 and designed for public play. Each of my light strings in the Long Harp can sense user movement, speed and tempo. Each string mixes its own library of sound to create a depth and tone that compliments public activity and random musical play.

The Long Harp is part of Lewin’s Laser Harp Series. Her Laser Harp series is an evolution of immersive installations using movement and laser light to trigger sound.

Grants, Awards & exhibits

Exhibits
2012 La Napoule Art Foundation: Denver
2011 Light Supply, Museum of Outdoor Arts: Denver
2009 Tesla Store Opening: Boulder
2007 Wired NextFest: Los Angeles
2007 GwangJu Design Biennale: Gwangju
2006 Wired NextFest: New York City


The Arc Harps

The Arc Harps by Jen Lewin at Burning Man in 2005
The Arc Harps by Jen Lewin at Burning Man in 2005
The Arc Harps by Jen Lewin at Burning Man in 2005
The Arc Harps by Jen Lewin at Burning Man in 2005

The Arc harps – 2005

Created in 2005, The Arc Harp is an outdoor 60 string light sculpture designed for public play and is inherently interactive. The best part about seeing the Arc Harp in public is that you have moments when crowds flock to it and people start to play independently.  In the group’s chaotic activity the piece comes to life as if everyone were unknowingly participating in a musical symphony. Each of the light strings in the Arc Harp can sense user movement, speed and tempo. Each string will mix its own library of sounds to create a depth and tone that compliments public activity and random or organized musical play.

The Laser Harp Series is an evolution of immersive installations using movement and laser light to trigger sound. Lewin has been creating light harps since the mid 1990′s. These harps have varied from art installations, stage and performance installations, and large outdoor sculptures.

Grants, Awards & exhibits

Grants
2012 Burning Man Honorarium
2006 Burning Man Honorarium

Exhibits
2012 Burning Man: Black Rock City
2009 New Orleans Botanical Garden
2009 Voodoo Festival: New Orleans
2007 Burning Man: Black Rock City
2007 Ingenuity: Cleveland
2006 Wired NextFest: New York City
2006 CU Art Museum: Boulder
2006 Burning Man: Black Rock City


The Kitchen


Location
The Kitchen

Jen Lewin acted as part owner and was the original designer and architect of The Kitchen Boulder, The Upstairs, The Next Door (Boulder) and The Kitchen Denver.  Working directly with partners Kimbal Musk and Hugo Matheson, Lewin helped to create what became the unique “Kitchen Style“. Like all of Lewin’s work, The Kitchen restaurants were designed to facilitate community,  with a large community tables as the heart for each space.
Lewin also hand made much of the restaurants original decor, including all of the custom lighting.


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