Vasher Studio

Vasher Studio

Born:
1967, Indianapolis, IN
1971, Chicago, IL

Biography and Information

Biography
Vasher Studio is 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), ArtInfo.com, and THE Magazine. HerTylenol Room won a project award at the Pulse Art Fair in Miami.

Education
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

Exhibitions
2019
A table!, Aulnay sous Bois, Paris, FR
Plumerai, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuqueque, NM

2018
Axel Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2016-2017
Peter’s Projects, Santa Fe, NM

2009
Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris, France
2008
Tylenol Room, Site specific installation for Pulse New York, New York, NY
Careful the Shelter You Choose, Transformer, Washington, DC

2007
Basile Gallery, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN

2006
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

2005
Two Years Too Long, 500 2nd St., Albuquerque, NM

2004
Elasticity: Protecting myself, from myself, Box Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2003
Embody, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

2002
Jennifer Burkley, Box Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Mira Costa College Art Gallery, Oceanside, CA

2001
Scratch by Default, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM
Mmmm sweet …uncontained, Box Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Jennifer Burkley, Dartmouth Street Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
Pure Burkley, Pure Gallery, Taos, NM
Jennifer Burkley/New Mexico & Ron Paris/York, Gallery1114,
Midland, TX

2000
Inviolable Profanities, Jennifer Burkley, Arc Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
WET, The John Sommers Gallery, Univeristy of New Mexico,
Albuquerque, NM

Group Exhibitions
2015
Coordinates, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
From the Ground Up: Design Here + Now, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM

2012
The Finite Passing of an Infinite Passion, SCA, Albuquerque, NM
New Mexico Showcase, curated by Peter Frank, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM (Best of Show)

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

2010
Albuquerque Now-Winter, Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Albuquerque, NM
The Valley of the Dolls, Walter Maciel, Los Angeles, CA

2009
Glow, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2008
Here & Now, Transformer Gallery, Washington, DC
Giving Shelter, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM

2006
You Were Never Here, Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN

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

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

2003
Fort 105 Gallery, Invitational, Albuquerque, NM
ReMo,  Magnifico Arts, Albuquerque, NM

2002
Just Short, Raid Projects, The Brewery, Los Angeles, CA
Faculty Exhibition, Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA
Bittersweet, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM

2000
Albuquerque Abstraction, Magnifico Arts Incorporated, Albuquerque, NM
AC2TriBI, Albuquerque Contemporary (AC2) Albuquerque, NM

Awards
2007
PULSE New York, Special Projects Award

Press
2019
Jenn Shapland, 12 New Mexico Artists to Know Now: Jennifer Vasher, THE Magazine, January 30

2015
Wes Pulkka, Local art show includes pinhole photos by former UNM professor, Venue, Albuquerque Journal, May 3

2012
New Mexico Showcase, Pasatiempo, p.44, March 9-15

2010
Keiko Ohnuma, Home is Where the Art is, Featured Artist, The Sandoval Signpost, June
The X Issue, Workingclass Magazine, February, p. 14

2008
Janet Kaplos, Pulse Review (image), Art in America, May, p. 41
Alex Ross, Gimme Shellter, THE Magazine, March
Jillian Steinhauer, Pulse Installations Ask: Tired of White Bread?
Artinfo.com, March 29

2004
Zane Fisher, Jennifer Burkley: Elasticity: Protecting Myself from
Myself, THE Magazine

2003
Zane Fisher, Boxer Rebellion, Santa Fe Reporter, Nov. 12-18
Carol Cheh, Pleasurework, Art Papers, July / August

2002
Zane Fisher, Holy Cow Masks and Sex toys, Batman!, The Santa Fe
Reporter, Oct. 23-29

2001
Rebecca Schoenkopf, ’Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till It’s Gone,’
Live fast die young and leave a pretty exhibit, OCWeekly, 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 Harwod 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