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I am an multi-disciplinary artist and writer based in Oakland, California. My work is generally an argument for the rewards of close observation, especially as a way of participating in one’s physical environment. Because it exists at the intersection of research and aesthetics, my practice often involves encounters with archives or the creation of new ones, bridging the digital and the physical in the process. For instance, in The Bureau of Suspended Objects, I created a searchable online archive of 200 objects salvaged from the San Francisco dump, with photographs and information on their material, corporate, and manufacturing histories. I am compelled by the ways in which new perspectives lead to important and consequential shifts in perception at the level of the everyday.

My visual work has been exhibited at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, the New York Public Library, Ever Gold Projects, Les Rencontres D'Arles, Fotomuseum Antwerpen, Fotomuseum Winterthur, La Gaîté Lyrique (Paris), the Lishui Photography Festival (China), the Pratt Manhattan Gallery, apexart (NY), East Wing (Dubai), and the Google headquarters. I've been an artist in residence at Recology SF (the dump), the San Francisco Planning Department, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Palo Alto Art Center, Facebook, and the Internet Archive. I have taught internet art and digital/physical design at Stanford since 2013.

My writing has appeared in SFMOMA's Open Space, The Creative Independent, Sierra Magazine, Topic, and Real Future. My book, How to Do Nothing, is forthcoming from Melville House. I am represented by Caroline Eisenmann at the Frances Goldin Literary Agency.

contact: satellite.traveler@gmail.com.
Please note that I may take up to a week to respond.

recent / upcoming:
- Neo-Surreal will be exhibited at the Photographer's Gallery in August 2018
- People Younger Than Me Explaining How to Do Things will be exhibited in THE HOBBYIST at Les Rencontres d'Arles 2018
- first artist in residence at the San Francisco Planning Department
- "There's No Such Thing as a Free Watch" featured on Reply All

For announcements and updates, but mostly bird photos, follow me on twitter: @the_jennitaur