Vasher Studio

Vasher Studio

1967, Indianapolis, IN
1971, Chicago, IL

Biography and Information

Vasher Studio is a collaboration between Max Vasher and Jennifer Vasher.

Plumerai. French, to plume or pluck. “Je te plumerai…” Jennifer Vasher created Plumerai from a photograph of an earlier work. She digitally converted the photograph to a positive/negative image, laser-cut into paper, and embedded into acrylic. The burned laser-cut edges create a lacy design on the white paper base. In collaboration with her architect husband, Max Vasher, she designed panels with the acrylic tile variations. Individual panels can be snapped together by invisible hinges made of neodymium magnets, which allows for a variety of angles and configurations.

A free-standing screen can be created using a minimum of two panels. Single panels can be attached to a wall with a metal strip. The frame is made of hand-grained aluminum. This edition comprises 99 panels, and each panel contains a studio stamp and serial number on the lower edge.

Vasher Studio is artist Jennifer Vasher and her architect/designer husband Max Vasher. Their work was recently shown at Peter’s Projects in Santa Fe, and at 516 Arts in Albuquerque. Jennifer Vasher’s work has been published in Art in America, Working Class Magazine (Brooklyn),, and THE Magazine. HerTylenol Room won a project award at the Pulse Art Fair in Miami.

Jennifer Vasher
MFA, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
BFA, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, Ecoles des Beaux Arts

Max Vasher
MA Architecture, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Scottsdale, AZ 
BA Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

A table!, Aulnay sous Bois, Paris, FR
PlayThings, The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission Community Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Twelve Artists to Know Now, Southwest Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
Plumerai, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Axel Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

Peter’s Projects, Santa Fe, NM

Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris, France

Tylenol Room, Site-specific installation for Pulse New York, New York, NY
Careful the Shelter You Choose, Transformer, Washington, DC

Basile Gallery, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN

Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
Bring It On!, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
Mesa Contemporary Art Center, Phoenix, AZ
Box Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Two Years Too Long, 500 2nd St., Albuquerque, NM

Elasticity: Protecting myself, from myself, Box Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Embody, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

Jennifer Burkley(Vasher), Box Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Mira Costa College Art Gallery, Oceanside, CA

Scratch by Default, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM
Mmmm sweet …uncontained, Box Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Jennifer Burkley(Vasher), Dartmouth Street Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
Pure Burkley(Vasher), Pure Gallery, Taos, NM
Jennifer Burkley(Vasher)/New Mexico & Ron Paris/York, Gallery1114, Midland, TX

Inviolable Profanities, Jennifer Burkley, Arc Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
WET, John Sommers Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Group Exhibitions
Coordinates, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
From the Ground Up: Design Here + Now, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM

The Finite Passing of an Infinite Passion, SCA, Albuquerque, NM
New Mexico Showcase, curated by Peter Frank, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM (Best of Show)

20 in 2011, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
Trauma, Fondation Francès, Senlis, France

Albuquerque Now-Winter, Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Albuquerque, NM
The Valley of the Dolls, Walter Maciel, Los Angeles, CA

Glow, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Here & Now, Transformer Gallery, Washington, DC
Giving Shelter, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM

You Were Never Here, Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN

Bloc-Busta, College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Keep on Pushing, Donkey Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
Transitions, Albuquerque Contemporary 2005, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque Contemporary 2004, Albuquerque Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM
Pleasurework, Pomona Arts Center, Pomona, CA
Pleasurework, Fort 508 Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Fort 105 Gallery, Invitational, Albuquerque, NM
ReMo,  Magnifico Arts, Albuquerque, NM

Just Short, Raid Projects, The Brewery, Los Angeles, CA
Faculty Exhibition, Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA
Bittersweet, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque Abstraction, Magnifico Arts Incorporated, Albuquerque, NM
AC2TriBI, Albuquerque Contemporary (AC2) Albuquerque, NM

PULSE New York, Special Projects Award

Jenn Shapland, 12 New Mexico Artists to Know Now: Jennifer Vasher, THE Magazine, January 30

Wes Pulkka, Local art show includes pinhole photos by former UNM professor, Venue, Albuquerque Journal, May 3

New Mexico Showcase, Pasatiempo, p.44, March 9-15

Keiko Ohnuma, Home is Where the Art is, Featured Artist, The Sandoval Signpost, June
The X Issue, Workingclass Magazine, February, p. 14

Janet Kaplos, Pulse Review (image), Art in America, May, p. 41
Alex Ross, Gimme Shelter, THE Magazine, March
Jillian Steinhauer, Pulse Installations Ask: Tired of White Bread?,, March 29

Zane Fisher, Jennifer Burkley: Elasticity: Protecting Myself from Myself, THE Magazine

Zane Fisher, Boxer Rebellion, Santa Fe Reporter, Nov. 12-18
Carol Cheh, Pleasurework, Art Papers, July / August

Zane Fisher, Holy Cow Masks and Sex toys, Batman!, The Santa Fe Reporter, Oct. 23-29

Rebecca Schoenkopf, ’Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till It’s Gone,’ Live fast die young and leave a pretty exhibit, OC Weekly, July 20-26
Vivian Letran, Worst-Case Scenarios Revisited, LA Times, July 11
Georgia Temple, Gallery 1114, Midland Reporter-Telegram, May
Sharon Denning, All Dolled Up, Odessa American, May 1
Tom Collins, projecting erotic desire, Journal North Santa Fe, Feb. 6
Richard Garriott-Stejskal, Bittersweet, Sponges, and Body Parts at The Harwood Art Center, Crosswinds, Feb. 15-22

Press Release

2019 Plumerai at Richard Levy Gallery

2015 Coordinates at Richard Levy Gallery

2009 Glow at Richard Levy Gallery