MFA – Painting, University at Albany, SUNY 2012

BS – Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison 2002


Gold/Scopophilia* Montclair, NY (upcoming)

Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY (solo, upcoming)


Pulse: Color & Form in a Visual Rhythm Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

Summer Swoon, Schick Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Gold / Scopophilia* Art on Paper, Pier 36, NYC

Steady Curve Gold / Scopophilia*, Montclair, NJ (solo)


Slow Grow Mandeville Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, NY (solo)

Flow: Works by Alumni Artists from Mohawk Hudson Regional Exhibitions 2009-2017, University at Albany Art Museum

Three Square, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA (curated by Phil & Sue Knoll) 

FENCE + ECHO, Far x Wide, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Jes Cannon)

In Bloom, 3rd Eye Gallery, Hoosick Falls, NY (curated by Simeon Youngmann)

Crazy Beautiful III Kenise Barnes Gallery, Larchmont, NY

When We Were Young: Rethinking Abstraction from the University at Albany Art Collections (1967-present), University at Albany Art Museum, Albany, NY

Surface 4: Eun Young Choi, Crystal Gregory, Jenny Kemp, Gail LeBoff, Frank Webster, Curated by Renée Riccardo, ARENA at Brooklyn Dermatology, Brooklyn, NY

The Whitney Houston Biennial: Greatest Love of All, curated by Christine Finely, 325 West Broadway, NYC

Reality is Wrong, Dreams are Real, David&Schweitzer Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Phil and Sue Knoll)

Squared, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA (curated by Phil & Sue Knoll)

Something Else, The Painting Center, New York, NY (curated by Dee Shapiro and Miriam Brumer)

Living Color, Art Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY (2 person)

Howdy Doody, Collar Works, Troy, NY

Remains to be Seen, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA (curated by Phil & Sue Knoll)

Painting Parallels, GRIDSPACE, Brooklyn, NY (solo)

Double Vision, Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville, NY (2 person)

2015 Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational, Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY

Valentine’s Day Cardiovascular Show, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

Snowbird, Kenise Barnes Gallery, Larchmont, NY

Variations in Paint (invitational), The Painting Center, New York, NY

100 Painters of Tomorrow: New York Exhibition, One Art Space, New York, NY

Mohawk Hudson Regional, Albany Institute of History and Art (juror: Stephen Westfall)

Tracery, PS209 Gallery, Stone Ridge, NY

Jenny Kemp and Jeff Mickey, Todd Art Gallery at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN (2 person)

We Love Art, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY

Perceptions, Opalka Gallery at Sage College, Albany, NY

Modern Artists, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

Second Nature, Albany International Airport, Albany, NY

Works by Jenny Kemp and Richard Harrington, Gallery 105, curated by MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams, MA.

An Early Spring, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

Recent Work and New Paintings on Paper Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, NY (solo)

FISSURE GalleryEll online exhibition, curated by Amanda Kates

In Orbit Little Gallery at Sage College, Albany, NY

Works on Paper Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

MFA National Competition First Street Gallery, NYC. Juror: John Yau

BioLogical Salem Art Works Carry House Gallery, Salem, NY

MFA Thesis Exhibition University Art Museum, Albany, NY

Back to School Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, NY

Fence Select The Art Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY. Juror: Carrie Haddad  Honorable Mention

CAC August Artists in Residence 272 River Street, Troy, NY

Chain Letter Samson Projects, Boston, MA

SUNY Best of Show New York State Museum, Albany, NY

Members Only Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY

Fountain Art Fair Pier 66, New York, NY

Nathan Meltz with Jenny Kemp and Doug Holst Thaddeus Kwiat Projects, Saugerties, NY

Fabrik Magazine International Juried Competition Fabrik Magazine, Los Angeles  Honorable Mention

Evergreen Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, WA

Loose/Tight – Organic Abstractions Saturated in Color Davey Jones Gallery, Albany, NY

Tomorrow’s Masters Today Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY

Organic Structures by Color Theory Collective Fremont Abbey, Seattle, WA

Full Bloom Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, NYJuror: Rose Pellicano

Recent Small Paintings Oasis Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

PULP 4 Gallery 110, Seattle, WA

Under the Skin Gallery 110, Seattle, WA

Appendages Gallery 110 Loft, Seattle, WA (solo)

Line Dance Gallery 110, Seattle, WA

ARTview 2008 DAR Constitutional Hall, Washington, DCJuror: Stephanie Moore

Paperworks b.j. spoke gallery, Huntington, NY Juror: Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY  Alternate

PULP 3 Gallery 110 Seattle, WA

Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art (Painting & Drawing) Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT Fall 2019

Adjunct Instructor Union College, Schenectady, NY 2018-2019. Intro to Oil Painting & Drawing I

Adjunct Instructor University at Albany, SUNY. Spring 2019. Experimental Animation

Adjunct Instructor University at Albany, SUNY. Fall 2017 & Fall 2018. MA Graduate Seminar

Adjunct Instructor University at Albany, SUNY. Fall 2017. Beginning Painting

Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art (Painting & Drawing) Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 2014-2015

Adjunct Instructor Sage College of Albany, Albany, NY Fall 2012-2013. Mixed Media Drawing & 2-D Design.

Lecturer Siena College, Loudonville, NY. 2012-2014. Graphic Design & Basic Design.

Instructor of Record Beginning Drawing. University at Albany, SUNY. Fall 2011 & Spring 2012

Instructor of Record Two-Dimensional Design. University at Albany, SUNY. Fall 2010 & Spring 2011


Chronogram Cover Feature, September 2019

New American Paintings Northeast Edition, #140 2019

Ursus Americanus “Misrule” by Adam Tedesco. Chapbook cover image. 2019

University of Chicago Press “The Social History of Alcohol and Drugs” Cover image. 2019-2020

The Times Union “Vibrant Slow Grow Exhibit at Union College” by Amy Griffin. October 2018 link

The Daily Gazette “Curves, Lines Create Sense of Movement” by Indiana Nash. October 2018 link

The New England Review Cover Image July 2018

Studio Visit Magazine Winter 2016-17 Edition

The Times Union “Kemp and Garrison Shine at Troy’s Art Center of the Capital Region” March 2016 link

Design Milk “The Biology-Inspired Art of Jenny Kemp” August 2015 link

Saratoga Spotlight “Nature and MTV” May 2015 link

The Times Union “Mohawk Hudson Regional Highlights 3 Artists” by Amy Griffin April 2015 link

Wall Street International “Snowbird” March 2015 link

The Huffington Post “10 Painters Who Are Changing Their Medium in the 21st Century” by Katherine Brooks. October 2014. link

100 Painters of Tomorrow, Beers.Lambert Gallery. Published by Thames & Hudson. 2014  link

The Times Union “Meet Visual Artist Jenny Kemp” by Amy Griffin. January 2014. link

The Times Union “On Exhibit: ‘Second Nature’ at Albany Airport Gallery” by Amy Griffin. December 2013. link

ArtBoundMomma “Second Nature” review by Claire Sherwood. October, 2013  link

The New York Times Image chosen for gallery listings section (Westchester), Sunday, March 31, 2013

1 Op Collective Blog, “Spotlight Emerging Artist” by Lauren Smith. June 2012

Apogee Poetry Magazine 7 pages. Spring 2012 link

City Arts Seattle “Sprouting” by Sarah Dillon. pp. Back page. November 2008 link

LUXE All Regional editions – “Gallery Feature” Winter 2008 link


Painting Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts, 2015

Emerging Artist Award The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY May 2015

Purchase Award Dr. Arthur N Collins ’48, University at Albany Alumni Found. for the UAlbany Museum, Mohawk Hudson Regional, Sept 2014

Board Chair Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY. 2015-present
Board Member Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY. 2012 – present

Capstone Committee Siena College, Loudonville, NY. Spring 2013

Guest Juror Athens Cultural Center Member’s Show, Athens, NY. April 2013

Graduate Student Organization Personal Research Grant SUNY Albany June, 2011

Merit Award Contemporary Arts Center- Woodside. Troy, NY. June, 2011

Board Member and Artist Member Gallery 110, Seattle, WA. February 2008 – August 2009


Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY July 2019

Contemporary Artist Center Woodside, Troy, NY. June-July 2011


Artist Lecture Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs. NY

Cameron Visiting Artist Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT May 2018

Gouache Painting Workshop Google NYC, April 2016

Artist Talk Art Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY February 2016

Artist Talk Sage College of Albany, Albany, NY April 2015

Artist Talk University at Albany, Albany, NY. April 2014

Artist Talk with Berkshire Hills Internship Program Interns, Gallery 105, North Adams. June 2013

Visiting Artist St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN. February 2013

Artist Talk Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. November 2012

Informal Language Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY January-March 2017

Cascadia Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY May 2013

Percolate! Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY. July 2012 Co-curated with Jake Winiski

Pursuant Pharaohs Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY. September, 2011  Co-curated with Georgia Wohnsen

Senior Graduate Art Show SUNY Albany. May, 2010

The Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY

The Schick Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY

University at Albany, Albany, NY

Union College, Schenectady, NY