“Using bold colors to depict theatrically lit objects, her paintings invite speculation into the possible metaphors.” – California Home+Design magazine​

 

Mimi Jensen is a Still Life painter who is inspired by her ideas and observations. Jensen’s education and early work experience were eclectic – Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Speech Therapist, Technical Editor, and even an Airline Analyst to satisfy her desire to travel.  Eventually she returned to graduate school to follow her dream of studying art.  While still a graduate student in drawing and painting she was selected for her first commercial gallery show, which led to subsequent exhibitions and launched her professional career as a painter.  She has exhibited widely in the U.S., has been featured in numerous publications – American Art Collector, California Home+Design, Fine Art Today, New American Paintings, Professional Artist, Southwest Art, The Artist’s Magazine – and for the past 20 years she has been represented by galleries in San Francisco, Santa Monica, Boston, Santa Fe, and other cities.

 

Mimi is a California native.  Although she has always lived in California, she has traveled widely, prompted by her wanderlust and curiosity about other lands and cultures.  The objects and ideas collected in these travels often appear in her work.  She and her husband have lived in San Francisco since 1990.  Despite her love of travel she always welcomes returning to San Francisco where she continues to revel in the beauty, art, cuisine, and bustle of her adopted city.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS - 1990 to Present

2013   Hespe Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011   Arden Gallery, Boston, MA

2010   Hespe Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007-1994 Bi-annual Solo Exhibitions, Hespe Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1992-1989 Bi-annual Solo Exhibitions, Convergence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1993   South Bay Contemporary Museum, Torrance, CA​

1990   “Paper Shadows”, PVAC Collectors Gallery, Palos Verdes, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS – 2000 to Present​

2018   Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA, Summer​

2018   “BIG Exhibition of Small Works, Andra Norris Gallery, Burlingame, CA, Jan​

2017   “So—“ 5-Person Exhibition, Andra Norris Gallery, Burlingame, CA, Sept-Nov​

2017   Internatl Guild of Realism 12th Annual, Winfield Gallery, Carmel, CA, Sep-Oct​

2017   “Flora and Fauna” Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA, June-July​

2017   “Crocker Kingsley Exhibition,” Jan-Feb, Roseville, CA​

2016   ArtMkt, San Francisco, April​

2015   “Small Works Exhibition,” Hespe Gallery, Dec 2014-Jan 2015​

2014   Zuni Café, San Francisco, April-December​

2013   20th Anniversary Exhibition, Hespe Gallery, San Francisco, CA​

2012   25th Anniversary Exhibition, Arden Gallery, Boston, MA​

2007   “Arcadia: Artists Celebrate Trees” Invitational, San Francisco, CA​

2004-1995 Convergence Gallery, Santa Fe, NM​

2003   WAM 20th Anniversary Invitational Exhibition, CSULB, CA

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS, AWARDS, REVIEWS

2018   New American Paintings Supplement features “The Artisans,” April

2018   Winner, First Place, 34th Annual Competition, The Artist’s Magazine, March

2017   Winner, Third Place, 33rd Annual Competition, The Artist’s Magazine, Jan/Feb

2016   “Competition Spotlight: Mimi Jensen,” The Artist’s Magazine, March

2015   “Artists to Watch,” Southwest Art, February issue

2013   Fine Art Today features Mimi Jensen’s Hespe Gallery exhibition, May

2013   ArtBusiness.com reviews Mimi Jensen’s Hespe Gallery exhibition, May

2013   “The Artist’s Life – Mimi Jensen,” The Artist’s Magazine, April

2012   American Art Collector, 2012 edition

2011   “Artist of the Month,” Professional Artist, April

2011   “An Artist to Watch,” Artslant  online

2010   Venetian Red art blog, Artist interview, September 1

2007   “Natural Curiosities,” American Art Collector, September

2007   California Home+Design, September 2007 issue

2005   Cover Art, Strategies for Reading & Arguing About Literature, Prentice Hall, NJ​

2004   “Valentine’s Stroll”, The New Mexican, R. Nott, February 13​

2002   Cover Art, Short Fiction, Classic & Contemp, 5th edition, Prentice Hall, NJ

2000   New American Paintings, Vol.31, Open Studios Press, Wellesley, MA​

1999   Connecticut Review, Fall 1999 Issue, New Haven, CT​

1999   Cover Art, Reading Lessons, Carpenter, Prentice Hall, NJ​

1996   Cover Art, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Fall/Winter ‘95 Issue,Tempe, AZ​

1995   Award of Excellence, Manhattan Arts International, Summer 1995​

1993   Silver Award, Art of California Magazine “Discovery Awards”, Winter​

1990   "Artist Captures Quiet Solitude in Exhibit", L. Montgomery, News-Pilot, March​

1988   "Muscarelle Has Visual Feast…", R. Trotter, The Virginian-Pilot, April

EDUCATION​

Graduate Studies, Drawing and Painting, Photography, CA State University Long Beach​

B.A., Psychology, California State University Northridge

COLLECTIONS​

Several hundred private, public and corporate collections worldwide

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