Jason Jenn

b. 1974, Iowa City, Iowa

Education & Other Arts Training

University of Iowa, Bachelor of Arts 1998

(double major Film & Media Production & Theatre Arts)

Training in Hollywood Art Departments 1999-2001

Training in Performance Art by Rachel Rosenthal 2002-2009

Selected Performance Art Highlights

2020 ECSTASY FOR EVERYONE!, Big Joy Weekend, Vashon Center for the Arts, Vashon, WA

2019 Rear Opening: A Performance Tribute to the Gutter Art of Stephen Varble, The Gutter Art of Stephen Varble: Genderqueer Performance Art in the 1970’s, photographs by Greg Day, One Archives Gallery & Museum, West Hollywood, CA

2019 Temptations in Fairyland, Leonard Greco’s Fairyland ExhibitionMuseum Of Art & History (MOAH:CEDAR), Lancaster, CA

2018  Taylor Mac’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music CAP UCLA,  Ace Hotel Theatre, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

2017 Stuart Timmons’ City of West Hollywood LGBTQ History Tour, One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival “Go West!”, West Hollywood

2016 The Beat Museum presents: Harold Norse Centennial, The Beat Museum, San Francisco, CA

2015 Recognition = Life, Part One: Paul Monette,  One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival “WeHo@30”, West Hollywood, CA

2014 Ecstasy for Everyone: A Theatrical Celebration of the Poetry of James Broughton, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2014 Excerpts from Ecstasy for Everyone, The Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY 

Selected Gallery Exhibitions – Visual Artist (or curator)

2021/2022 Sanctuary of the Aftermath (curator), Angel’s Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

2021 Sparkle In – Fade Out (curator), Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

2020  L.A. Mise-En-Scène Video Art Festival (curator), Online Exhibition

2020 Break Out! Artists Respond to Pandemic (curator), Online Exhibition

2020 What Is It About Trees, El Camino College Art Gallery, Torrance, CA

2020 Digitalized Perspectives, MK Gallery, University of Portland College of Philosophy, Portland, OR

2019 My Youth Art Exhibition, TAG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2019 Intentions (curator),  Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

2019 eXtremities, SELECTION Art Show, Touchon & Co Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2019 Rainbow Shift Art Show, The Montalbán, Hollywood, CA

2019 glendaleOUT, ACE/121 Gallery, Glendale, CA

2018 Sermon at the Cathedral of the Freeways, 3 by 3,  Virtularium Videowall Gallery,  El Segundo, CA

2018 Beast of the Backyard Wilds, Exhibition Queer (part of Glendale’s first pride month celebration), ACE/121 Gallery, Glendale, CA

2018 Beast of the Backyard Wilds, Exhibition Naked As A Daisy , ShockBoxx Project Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA

2018  2nd Annual Colors Art Exhibition, Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA 

2018 Love Voyager & Marilyn Mono-eye, Exhibition Petite Small Works, The VAST Lab, Valley Village, CA

2013 Clean Square, Out The Window / LA Freewaves, Los Angeles, CA

2012 Repurposed Group Show, Harvey’s Art Gallery & Showroom, West Hollywood, CA 

2009 The Legacy Garden (curator), California Men’s Gathering, Malibu, CA

2008 Body of Art, AMP Artist’s Meeting Place, jFerrrari Gallery, Atwater Village, CA

2003 Of Mythic Re-Proportions (curator) Los Angeles LGBT Center, LA, CA

Performance Art  2020 – 2003

 

2020 ECSTASY FOR EVERYONE!, Big Joy Weekend, Vashon Center for the Arts, Vashon, Washington

2019 Dimensionalizing Narcissus, CA 101 Art Exhibition, special opening event for TEDx Redondo Beach, Redondo Beach, CA

2019 eXtremities, SELECTION Art Show, Touchon & Co Gallery, Los Angeles

2019 Qreatures: The (w)Hole Story,  glendaleOUT LGTBQ Art Exhibition,  ACE/121 Gallery, Glendale, CA

2019 Ode to the Divine Fool, OUTLOUD 2019:Queer Futures, Long Beach

2019 Let Love Flourish: Queer Poetry Pop-Up One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival “Love is Love”, West Hollywood, CA 

2019 Rear Opening: A Performance Tribute to the Gutter Art of Stephen Varble, Closing Reception for The Gutter Art of Stephen Varble: Genderqueer Performance Art in the 1970’s, photographs by Greg Day, curated by David Getsy, One Archives Gallery & Museum, West Hollywood, CA

2019 Temptations in Fairyland, Leonard Greco’s Fairyland Exhibition,  Museum Of Art & History (MOAH:CEDAR), Lancaster, CA

2018 Twinkle: Traveler Beneath the Stars, Vojislav Radovanovic’s Prayer for Travelers Exhibition, MuzeuMM, Los Angeles, CA

2018 I painted my fingernails a rainbow…, homo-centric goes Queer!, ACE/121 Gallery, Glendale, CA

2018 Minotaur of the Mental Labyrinth, Planet Queer: Animal Instinct, Silver Lake, CA 

2018 Taylor Mac’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, CAP UCLA,  Ace Hotel Theatre, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

2017 Moonlight/Sunlight original poem & video,  Planet Queer:Tarot, Silver Lake, CA

2017 Four poems by Harold Norse,  Planet Queer: 5th Anniversary, Silver Lake, CA 

2017 Do You: Migration of the Monarchs by Yozmit, Ruby Theatre at The Complex, 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival, Hollywood, CA

2017 Stuart Timmons’ City of West Hollywood LGBTQ History Tour, One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival “Go West!”, West Hollywood, CA 

2017 Carnival in a Mobile World, Planet Queer: Lilith Faire, Silver Lake, CA

2017 California Will Sink(adelic), GAY D.D., Art Share LA, Downtown Los Angeles, CA 

2017 Cockamamie by April Hava Shenkman, The Steve Allen Theater, Los Angeles, CA

2017 I Painted My Fingernails a Rainbow…, Planet Queer: Resist!, Silver Lake, CA

2017 Coffeehouse Chronicles #140: Robert Patrick panel & performance, La MaMa Etc, First Floor Theatre, NYC, NY

2016 The Beat Museum presents: Harold Norse CentennialBeyond Baroque, Venice Beach, CA

2016 Selection of Harold Norse Poems II, Planet Queer, Akbar, Silver Lake 

2016 The Beat Museum presents: Harold Norse CentennialThe Beat Museum, San Francisco, CA

2016 The Beat Museum presents: Harold Norse CentennialThe Mechanic’s Institute, San Francisco, CA 

2016 Selection of Harold Norse Poems I, Planet Queer, Akbar, Silver Lake 

2016 Stuart Timmons’ City of West Hollywood LGBTQ History Tour, One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival “Into The Streets”, West Hollywood, CA 

2016 All Good Things, Spirit Studio, Silver Lake, CA

2015 Robert Patrick Playwright’s New Songs For Old Movies,  Spirit Studio, Silver Lake, CA

2015 Recognition = Life, Part One: Paul Monette, One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival “WeHo@30”, West Hollywood, CA

2015 Stuart Timmons’ City of West Hollywood LGBTQ History Mobile Tour, One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival “WeHo@30″, West Hollywood, CA

2015 Wearing My Heart On My Sleeve, Planet Queer,  Akbar, Silver Lake, CA 

2015 Robert Patrick’s BOB CAPELLA! Songs of Love & LaughterSpirit Studio, Silver Lake, CA

2014 40RTE!, Spirit Studio, Silver Lake, CA 

2014 HOMO-HARVEST: Gayratitude, Spirit Studio, Silver Lake, CA 

2014 Alien/Out & Vulnerable, Planet Queer, Akbar, Silver Lake, CA 

2014 The Spirit of Cruising, The Adonis Project

Human Resources Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

2014 Ecstasy for Everyone: A Theatrical Celebration of the Poetry of James 

Broughton, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA  

2014 Behold The Bridegrooms Revisited, One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival “I Do”, 

Fiesta Hall, West Hollywood, CA 

2014 Ecstasy for Everyone, The Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY 

2014 Ecstasy for Everyone, Spirit Studio, Silver Lake, CA

2014 Big Joy After Film Performance Teaser Ecstasy for Everyone, 

Palm Springs International Film Festival, Palm Springs, CA 

2013 HOMO-HARVEST, Spirit Studio, Silver Lake, CA 

2013 Robert Patrick Playwright’s What Doesn’t Kill Me Makes A Great Story Later, Spirit Studio, Silver Lake, CA 

2013 Songs & Stories 2 Fools Between Worlds, Montgomery Hall, Iowa City, IA

2013 Hymns to Hermes and Songs & Stories For Our Days,  FAETOPIA Festival,  San Francisco, CA 

2013 INSTALL: WeHo / The Lavender Effect’s Legacy Garden, West Hollywood, CA 

2013 Flourish, The California Men’s Gathering, Malibu, CA 

2013 GAY MAY DAYS, Spirit Studio, Silver Lake, CA 

2013 OUTWRITE! A Celebration of Los Angeles LGBT Literary Pioneers, West Hollywood City Council Chamber, West Hollywood, CA 

2013 Close Encounters of the Earthworm Kind, Planet Queer at Akbar, Silver Lake, CA 

2013 Songs & Stories For Our Days – Trickster Troubadour Variation,  Spirit Studio, Silver Lake, CA 

2013 Ode to the Divine Fool, Theatre of Note, Hollywood, CA

2012 The Happy Happy ReBegin Day Celebration, Spirit Studio, Silver Lake, CA 

2012 The Queen of the Weeds, Planet Queer at Akbar, Silver Lake, CA

2012 Songs & Stories For Our Days – Troubadour Tour, 

Various Venues, New York, Iowa, Denver, Santa Fe, San Francisco, CA 

2012 Cocteau & Colette at the Grand Véfour,  West Hollywood City Council Chamber, West Hollywood, CA 

2012 Ian MacKinnon’s Gay Activist Workout, The California Men’s Gathering, Malibu, CA

2012 Songs & Stories For Our Days – For Hollywood Arts Council, Harvey’s Art Gallery & Showroom, West Hollywood, CA

2012 It’s A Dog Eat Dog World, The Elephant Theatre, Hollywood, CA

2012 Wig Out! Get Your Monkees On, The Three of Clubs, Hollywood, CA 

2012 Pollinating with the Flowering Prince, Queer Monday’s East at Akbar, Silver Lake, CA 

2012 Songs & Stories For Our Days, Spirit Studio, Silver Lake, CA 

2011 The 4 F’s, Queer Mondays, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA

2011 Ian MacKinnon’s Nymphomancer Witches, Cool World, Los Angeles, CA 

2011 I’m Not White Trash (A Cleansing Ritual),  Queer Mondays at Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA 

2011 Cavafy’s Caress, The Affinity Gallery (a Phantom Gallery), Long Beach, CA 

2011 The Spirit of Clean & Dirty: A Cinderella Story, Queer Mondays at Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA 

2010 Encore L’Amour, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA 

2010 Divine Fools, The Happy Happy Show at El Cid, Los Angeles, CA 

2010 Love & P’s, The Pollination Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA

2009  Vive La France, The Getty Center Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2009 Phenomenal World, The Pollination Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA

2009 Confessional, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA 

2009 Amuse Bouche (TOHUBOHU!), The Rachel Rosenthal Company, Los Angeles, CA 

2009 Men For All Ages, The Legacy Garden Installation & Community Gathering, The California Men’s Gathering, Malibu, CA 

2009 Clean Square, Performance Ritual near MacArthur Park, Los Angeles, CA 

2008 Expanding Circles, The California Men’s Gathering, Malibu, CA 

2008 Dancing For Life, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA

2007 Alchemy Between Men, The Invisible Theater, Sierra Madre, CA 

2006 ASH – Axis Mundi, Rachel Rosenthal & Fauve Conspiracy’s Arboretum, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA

2006 Dreams & Desires, The Invisible Theater, Sierra Madre, CA 

2006 Rachel Rosenthal & Fauve Conspiracy’s Metamorfauves,  The Rachel Rosenthal Company, Los Angeles, CA 

2006 Red Lights, Rachel Rosenthal Company, Los Angeles, CA

2006 Planetary Delights, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA

2005 The Hero’s Journey, The Invisible Theater, Sierra Madre, CA 

2005 Forbidden Snow, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA 

2005 The Myth of Snowflakes, The Rachel Rosenthal Company, Los Angeles, CA

2005 Sunscreen & Tomatoes, The Rachel Rosenthal Company, Los Angeles, CA

2004 Mewp’s Journey,  The Rachel Rosenthal Company, Los Angeles, CA

2004 Men & The Animal Spirits Within, The Invisible Theater, Los Angeles, CA

2004 Convercukoo, Dangerous Curve Art Gallery & Performance Space, DTLA, CA

2004 La Quienceanera – Where’s My Tiara by Perpetua Dance, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA

2004 3volution (thReEvolution), Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA 

2003 Ken Roht’s  “TRIBE”, Edgefest, Los Angeles, CA

2003 Nurit Siegel’s “Classical Conditioning”, Highways Performance Space, CA

2003 Flip of a Switch, Rachel Rosenthal Company, Los Angeles, CA

2003 Feast of Flowers, The Electric Lodge, Venice Beach, CA