Jennifer Moses

  • Jennifer Moses

    POW!, Flashe and ink on Yupo, 22 x 30 inches, 2021.

  • Jennifer Moses

    Scissors Paper Rock, Gouache on paper, 10 x 10 inches, 2021.

    Scissors Paper Rock
  • Jennifer Moses

    Duel, Flashe and ink on paper, 22 x 30 inches, 2021.

  • Jennifer Moses

    Trouble on the Playground, Flashe and ink on paper, 22 x 30 inches, 2021.

    Trouble on the Playground
  • Jennifer Moses

    Protest: Seattle, Flashe and ink on paper, 22 x 30 inches, 2020.

    Protest: Seattle
  • Jennifer Moses

    Protest: China, Flashe and ink on paper, 22 x 30 inches, 2020.

  • Jennifer Moses

    Protest: Portland, Flashe and ink on paper, 22 x 30 inches, 2020.

    Gray Cloud
  • Jennifer Moses

    Women's March: Wyoming, Flashe on paper, 22 x 30 inches, 2020.

    Red Cloud
  • Jennifer Moses

    Walking and Smoking, flashe and ink on paper, 22 x 20 inches, 2018.

    Walking and Smoking

Moses employs humor and cartooned, animated imagery to address more serious issues. Using a visual language of flat shapes, compressed, and moving forms, and a combination of abstraction and representation, her work represents an improvisational thought process—a series of choices and reactions. This kind of formal decision-making to construct the final image is a signature of Moses' work.

The work presented here are from her most recent exhibitions, Protest and Rock, Paper, Scissors. Begun during the Global Protest Wave of 2019 and continued with the renewed urgency in June 2020, Moses responds to the energy and imagery of public dissent in a world desperate for transformation. In the series, Rock Paper Scissors, her subject is conflict, power, and decision making inherent in the children's game of rock, paper, scissors. It is a game of chance and anticipation designed to negotiate conflicts, and establish power; rock dominates scissors, paper binds rock, and scissors cut paper. The work embodies the joy of a playground stage, as well as the raucous and impending violence that can take place there, perhaps in an attempt at a resolution or perhaps a call to battle.

In this time of uncertainty, power struggles, inequality, and contests for supremacy, the random nature of a throwdown (one- two- three- shoot!) to determine winners and losers clearly resonates.

Artist Bio

Jennifer Moses lives and paints in Boston Massachusetts. She received her BFA from Tyler School of Art, and an MFA in painting at Indiana University. She has been included in exhibitions across the country and throughout New England. Her work has been reviewed in Art New England Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, Sculpture Magazine and The Roswell Daily Newspaper. Her work has twice been included in the Northeast edition of New American Paintings. In addition, in 2014, Moses' paintings were published in the Book "Making Abstract Art" by Dean Nimmer and Broadsided Press. Awards include a scholarship/fellowship to the University of Indiana, MFA painting program, a Blanch E. Colman award, and fellowships to Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, two residencies at Yaddo, the Jentel residency, and the Ragdale Foundation Artist Residency, and the Roswell Artist in Residence, in Roswell, NM. Moses is a Professor Emeritus at the University of New Hampshire.

Work available on Artsy


Rock, Paper, Scissors, December 1, 2021-January 16, 2022
Surface, group show on Artsy, November 1-30, 2021
Power, Bodies, group show on Artsy, May 3-31, 2021
In SHAPE, group show on Artsy, December 1-31, 2020
Protest, August 26-September 27, 2020
Dreams Within, group show on Artsy, August 31-September 30, 2020
Divergency, group show on Artsy, July 31-August 31. 2020
Ghost not Ghost, February 27-March 31, 2019
Work from Wyoming, August 30-October 1, 2017
All the Members: Relay, January 4-29, 2017
Elbow Room, November 2-27, 2016
Cartoons and other Confections, February 3-28, 2016
I Know Just What You're Saying, January 6-31, 2016
Ground Cover: Contemporary Abstraction between Figure and Ground, September 3-28, 2014
The Black and White of Things, February 5-March 2, 2014
All the Members: Gifted, September 4-29, 2013
Big HUGE small works, December 5-23, 2012
XXX: Kingston Annual Members Exhibition, Thirty Years as an Artist Run Gallery, September 5-30, 2012
NETwork, July 5-28, 2012
New Work, May 30-June 30, 2012
New Work, November 30, 2011-January 1, 2012
Kingston Gallery Annual Members' Exhibition, August 31-October 2, 2011


McQuaid, Cate. "Things to do around Boston this weekend and beyond–Jennifer Moses: Rock, Paper, Scissors." The Boston Globe, December 30, 2021.
Rock, Paper, Scissors. Press Release, October 22, 2021.
Protest, July 21, 2020.
April 2020: Ilona Anderson and Jennifer Moses, Feburary 12, 2020.
Brodrick, Emily, " Jennifer Moses: Ghost not Ghost." Kingston Blog, March 13, 2019.
"Ghosts new and old." Kingston Press Release, January 3, 2019.
Meet Jennifer Moses, Kingston Blog Thinking About Art Out Loud, July 6, 2017.
Jennifer Moses Exhibits New Paintings and Large-Scale Collages in "Elbow Room" at Kingston Gallery.
From Atmosphere to Edge: A Drawing Show Curated by Jennifer Moses.
Shana Dumont Garr, "The Generosity of Drawings." Kingston Blog Thinking About Art Out Loud, July 21, 2016.
Deborah Davidson, "For The Love of Paint!" Kingston Blog Thinking About Art Out Loud, February 22, 2014.
Mary Bucci McCoy, "Negotiated Possibilities." Kingston Blog Thinking About Art Out Loud, February 15, 2014.
Deborah Davidson, "Jennifer Moses-Hard Won." Kingston Blog Thinking About Art Out Loud, February 14, 2014.


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