Jenn Reidel is a conceptual artist whose narrative work combines her favorite mediums of photography, performance and writing. She earned a certificate in Fine Art Photography from the Photographic Center Northwest in 2000. Much of her 30-odd-year-career/love of creating photos has been spent in black and white darkrooms, and she has experimented with many alternative processes such as cyanotypes, polaroid transfers, photo-etchings and encaustic transfers. Also a writer, her narrative work is inspired by dreams and personal myth, which she and models act out improv-style before the camera.
Since the late 1990s, she has shown regularly in both solo and group gallery shows, and was represented for many years by Gallery 070. She was awarded an Artist Trust GAP grant for her series In her dreams. Her photographs were also frequently published in The Sun magazine. In 2020 she organized Rodin’s Photographer, a multidisciplinary exhibition at Vashon Center for the Arts. Her performance, The Phoenix, was selected for a 2021 Cornish Arts Incubator Residency.