Jennifer Chenoweth is a visual artist and entrepreneur. She is the principal of Fisterra Studio, creating contemporary abstract painting and sculpture. Chenoweth studied Painting and Sculpture at the Kansas City Art Institute, has a master’s degree from the “Great Books” program at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, and holds an M.F.A. in Painting from The University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, she has taken private studio courses from Sam Scott in Santa Fe and an intensive language course in ancient Greek. She was part of Leadership Austin’s Essentials Class in 2012.
Austin Way featured Chenoweth’s project the XYZ Atlas on the cover of their “Art of the City” issue in 2016.
The Austin Chronicle featured Chenoweth on the cover of the November 15, 2013 issue for the celebrated annual event she hosts as part of the East Austin Studio Tour. She curates a group show at her studio and home for the East Austin Studio Tour since its inception in 2003, hosting thousands of visitors. She was honored as the Featured Artist for the Umlauf Garden Party in 2013, and gave an “Insights” talk at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum. Her art is in the Public Collection at the Houston Hobby Airport and she has shown extensively in Austin, San Antonio, Kansas City, and at art fairs in London, Miami, New York, and Santa Fe.
Using community input to map emotional experiences of residents of Austin, Chenoweth created a mixed-media installation called the “XYZ Atlas: the Hedonic Map of Austin”, which she exhibited at Co-Lab Projects in 2013 and at The University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Psychology in 2014, and culminated in an exhibition at the high point of collective experience, Zilker Park in May of 2016.
Chenoweth was on a team with the City of Austin, Go Collaborative, Austin Creative Alliance, and Public City as a recipient for a national ArtPlace grant, “Drawing Lines”. In 2010, she founded a nonprofit, GenerousArt.org, to empower artists and sustain community, teaching professional development workshops, and by producing fundraisers and exhibitions.
Chenoweth served as a panelist for the City of Austin’s Art in Public Places and served as Design Team Artist for the East 7th Street Corridor Project, advising for the African-American Cultural Center and the new Central Library. She has received honors for her work from the City of Austin and Giving City. She recently served as the Vice Chair of the Arts Commission, appointed from District 3 to help advocate for creatives in Austin.