"Dedicated to working on projects that are educational, inspirational, or bring about awareness."

 

 

Artist's Bio

Jennifer D'Amore was born and raised in the shadows of New York City, where her life was influenced by a mosaic of culture and music.  Undergraduate studies took her down the coast, to the southwest, and abroad, studying in Siena, Florence, and London.  Sculpture was chosen as her main focus of study, though painting and intermedia were close contenders. Often compared to Kiki Smith, the conceptual work Jennifer created required more dimensions as she evolved from two to three or more, creating sculptures she could climb into and interact with, and then wearable sculptures that developed into performance pieces. Film was also incorporated, initially as an exploration of capturing not just the information, but the experience of live art performances.

 

"It is best to allow the medium to be determined by the concept and the audience that one wishes to reach."

 

Rather than continuing directly into a graduate program, this artist wanted to experience more of the world before creating art that would comment on it.  She worked in "the real world" for years, starting with a social work position in a shelter for women and children, a "pseudo peace corps experience."  This environment broadened the artist's world view on the experiences and behaviors of people from all walks of life.  She eventually worked her way back into the business of art, and is currently represented by Horizon Art in Scottsdale, AZ.

 

Several years ago she returned to film school to continue her studies in film editing.  Wasting no time, she quickly added to her portfolio videos for Fender Musical Instrument Company, lynda.com, tennis pro Meghann Shaugnessy, and a feature length inspirational artistic documentary, "The Song Within," that premiered at the Sedona International Film Festival, and was picked up for distribution by First Run Features.  Jennifer's style of editing demonstrates a sensitivity to the emotions of a piece.  Her musicality and sophisticated layering combine to give the viewer a beautifully choreographed visual experience.

In 2013, Jennifer made an exciting move to the golden state of California, where she worked on an exciting team producing educational content. After three wonderful years, she took a huge risk, giving up the security and stability of a full time video editing gig to move and live internationally, spending time, and doing projects, in Norway, Thailand, and at times the USA. 

 

Always an observer, a sponge for information and experiences, she is interested in consciously evolving as an artist and as a human being. As a digital video nomad she can access the world, and continues to seek international projects and perspectives.

 

Jennifer specializes in creative documentary, educational and wellness content and continues to be dedicated to working on projects that are educational, inspirational, or bring about awareness.

 

 

Filmography

 

"The Song Within" aka "Wise Women of Sedona" 2010 feature documentary - Mirdad Effect / 9 Muses Productions

  artistic director, editor, writer (shared), sound design (shared)

   picked up for distribution by First Run Features

accepted into the Sedona International Film Festival - Sedona, AZ USA 2011

and the International Film Festival of Mind, Body, Spirit, and Ecology - Wales, UK 2011

 

"Spotted" - Revision Films

title sequence creator

 

"Dark Truth, White Lies"

director, editor, artist, co-writer

Top20 - Almost Famous Film Festival Feb 2010

 

"Jane Doe" - 2009 feature documentary

trim editor

No Festival Required - Space 55 - Phoenix, AZ 2009 

 

"Let It Rest" 

director, writer, cinematographer, editor

SCC Winter Film Festival 2000

  Most Philosophical Film Award – Let it Rest

   

Commercial Video Editing and Motion Graphics Work

lynda.com (+LinkedIn)

  senior video editor

 

About.com (A New York Times company)

  writer, producer, and editor of freelance videos

 

Fender Musical Instrument Company 

video editing, motion graphics, kinetic typography

 

Future Arts Research Project / Laboratory 5 

video editing

lecture series

 

Vemma / 9 Muses Productions

motion graphics

 

itUSA - International Tennis USA

video editing

Wimbledon Prep Music Video for Tennis Pro Meghann Shaughnessy

9 music videos 

 

"Albino Deer" meditation piece - Jane Fendelman

motion graphics 

   

Fine Art Exhibitions and Performances

 

Horizon Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ 2008 - present fine art representation

  2D work on paper and canvas

www.horizonart.com

 

Costello Childs Contemporary Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ 2013

   2D work on paper and canvas

Renee Taylor Gallery, Sedona, AZ 2008 - 2010

  Multimedia on canvas

 

3 Solos, ICA ASU 1999

  Solo performance – Plastic Passion

 

Ten: 20’s ICA ASU 1999

  Solo performance – Enough? D'Amore

 

Room (sculptural installations), Icehouse, Phoenix 1998

  Moveable Performative Installation – Personal Space Jacket 

 

Milieu: Spine Gallery and Mars Art Space Phoenix 1998

  Durational Performance – Enough?

 

Arte Veritas, Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe 1998

  Neon sculpture 

 

Packing Light, STEP gallery, Tempe 1998

  Neon sculpture – Packing White Light

 

(skulp cher) Juried exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe 1997

   3D Works of steel and aluminum w/ found object elements

won 2 of the 8 positions in the show

 

Miscellaneous Creative Work

Album Producer: "Eclectic Mixtape for James" - Fundraising CD compilation - Various Artists - 2015

Education

 

Screenwriting, Professional Certificate, UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television.

Media Psychology, UCLA Extension

Film and video editing, SCC Film School

Bachelors of Art, Studio Art (Sculpture), Arizona State University

Minor in Italian language, Arizona State University

Italian Language Immersion in Siena, Italy

Study Abroad (Art History & Drawing) in Florence, Italy

Study Abroad ("Fashion and Film in Contemporary Britain") London, England

 

Contact for video editing, fine art, and creative consultation

beingjenzen@gmail.com

 

 

 

 
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