Artist’s Bio


Austin Way Cover
Austin Way Cover: Art of the City 2016

Austin Way featured Chenoweth’s project the XYZ Atlas on the cover of their “Art of the City” issue in 2016. 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 culminated in an exhibition at the high point of collective experience, Zilker Park in May of 2016. The Downtown Austin Alliance commissioned XYZ Atlas: Congress Avenue in 2017. Jennifer presented the XYZ Atlas at TEDMED 2017.

Austin Chronicle Cover, November 15, 2013
Photo by Sandy Carson

The Austin Chronicle featured Chenoweth on the cover of the November 15, 2013 issue for the celebrated annual event she hosted 2003-2017 as part of the East Austin Studio Tour. She curated 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. 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.

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 Generous Art to empower artists and sustain community, teaching professional development workshops, and by producing fundraisers and exhibitions, which is now part of Big Medium as Creative Standard.

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 served as the Vice Chair of the Arts Commission, appointed from District 3 to help advocate for creatives in Austin to bring awareness to the affordability crisis for artists.

Jennifer Chenoweth is a visual artist and thinker.  She is the lead artist 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.

Now you can find her curating the Oakwood Cemetery Chapel for the Museums and Cultural Programs Division for the City of Austin.