Brief Biography

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Born USA
Art College: Wimbledon, Chelsea, Slade (London)
Studios in London and Los Angeles

 

ONE PERSON SHOWS

Craig Krull Gallery (Santa Monica), Numark Gallery (Washington), Claudia Carr Gallery (New York), Il Millione (Milan, Italy), Rhona Hoffman Gallery (Chicago), Bertha Urdang Gallery (New York), RIBA Gallery (Royal Institute of British Architects, London), Kashya Hildebrand (New York, Geneva,), Zabriskie Gallerie (Paris), Institute of Contemporary Arts,London)

 

GROUP SHOWS

UCLA Armand Hammer (Los Angeles), Tate Gallery (London), Laguna Art Museum (California), Albright Knox (Buffalo), American Center (Paris), Museum of Modern Art (Oxford), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Edinburgh Festival (Scotland), Hayward Gallery Annual (London), Brooklyn Museum (New York)

 

ART COLLECTIONS

Victoria and Albert Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Herbert F.Johnson Museum Cornell, Banker's Trust, Merril Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Citibank, Hewlett Packard, J.P. Morgan, Pepsico, Mobil, Texaco, Southern California Gas Corporation, Warner Brothers Music, Dreamworks Music, Mercedes, SONY, Global Crossing, Mazda, Westinghouse, Fox Studios, Bank of America, State Street Bank London

 

POSTERS AND IMAGES ON MUSEUM SHOP PRODUCTS

J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (poster)
Tate Modern, London (Umbrella, T-shirt, notebook, sketchbook, postcards)
Whitney Musuem, New York (book cover, poster, limited edition prints) for “American Visionaries: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art)

 

Opera and Stage

Mozart: Don Giovanni was performed in Los Angeles by the El Dorado Opera Company in 2006, directed by Richard Sparks at the El Portal Theatre.   Okun created 90 photo-montages that were front-projected onto the stage walls.

Brazilian Girls a 30 minute film loop for projection behind the band. Touring 2009: Avalon Hollywood, Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco

LACMA Bing theatre: Stravinsky : The Soldiers Tale starring Jack Black, Michael Lerner, Scott Weintraub and the Lula Washington dancers,
film projections by Jenny Okun, conductor Roger Kallia and director Richard Sparks


Dulce Rosa, a new opera commissioned by the LA Opera for the 2013 season at the Broad Stage.  Music by Lee Holdridge and Lyrics by Richard Sparks Image projections by Jenny Okun

Books

Dreamscapes: The Photographic Art of Jenny Okun Essay by Karen Sinsheimer, Variations: The Architecture Photographs of Jenny Okun Preface by Thom Mayne Essays by Henry T. Hopkins and Michael Webb, American Photography: A Century of Images (companion to PBS Series) by Vikki Goldberg and Robert Silberman.  Cronicle Books, SF Page 227 Nash Editions: Photography and the Art of Digital Printing by Garrett White, The Full Body Project: Photographs by Leonard Nimoy (Charcoal drawings by Jenny Okun)

TV

BBC2 "Building Sights" wrote and presented the "Blackburn House, Hampstead": 10 Mins (Oct 1980)

Film Festivals

Rotterdam Film Festival, Museum der Kulturen (Zurich), BFI Southbank (London), Image Forum Festival (Tokyo, Moscow Film Museum, Bri bane International Film Festival, Paris Bienalle, Bristol Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival), National Film Theatre "FILM/LONDON" (London) Edinburgh Festival (Scotland)

Film Group Shows

Film Forum (San Francisco), MOMA (San Francisco), Chicago Art Institute, NY Anthology Film Archives, London Tate Modern, Bristol Arnolfini, Munich Filmmuseum, Stockholm Kulturhuset, Basel Kunstalle, Louvre (Paris) "Poetics of Color", NFT (London National Film Theatre), ICA London, Museum of Modern Art (Oxford), Centre Pompidou (Paris) "Perspectives on Avant-Garde", Hayward Annual (London)

Critique

New York Times: "Strucures with Soul: Cubist Combinations of Multiple Fractured Images" by Margarett Loke (1.30.98), Bel-Air Magazine: "Fragments of Reality" by Michael Webb (December 1997), Architectural Digest: "Jenny Okun" (October 1996), London Financial Times: William Packer (March 14th 1995), The London Spectator: Giles Autey (March 24th, 1995), The London Times: "Building Images on Negatives" by Charles Knevitt (February 4th 1985), Herald Tribune: "Arts/Leisure" by Max Wilkes-Joyce (March 16, 1985, Herald Tribune: "Jenny Okun Galerie Zabriskie" (8-9 March 1980)