Jennifer Moses

  • Jennifer Moses

    Ghost Sky, oil on wood panel 24 x 22 inches, 2008-2019.

    Ghost Sky
  • Jennifer Moses

    Skipping Along, oil on wood panel, 22 x 20 inches, 2008-2019.

    Skipping Along
  • Jennifer Moses

    Ghost World, oil on wood panel, 33 x 30 inches, 2016-2018.

    Ghost World
  • Jennifer Moses

    Ghost Walk About, oil on wood panel, 20 x 16 inches, 2004-2018.

    Ghost Walk About
  • Jennifer Moses

    Ode to Arp II., oil on wood panel, 22 x 20 inches, 2017.

    Ode to Arp II.
  • Jennifer Moses

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

    Walking and Smoking
  • Jennifer Moses

    Lion, mixed media collage, 60 x 60 inches, 2018.

  • Jennifer Moses

    Gray Cloud, oil on wood panel, 33 x 30 inches, 2016.

    Gray Cloud
  • Jennifer Moses

    Red Cloud 2, oil on wood panel, 30 x 33 inches, 2016.

    Red Cloud

Moses continues to build a vocabulary of forms, colors and compositions toward a goal of creating cartooned and animated abstract images that perhaps tell tragicomic tales. The paintings represent an improvisational thought process—a series of choices and reactions.

The paintings included in Moses's most recent exhibition, Ghost not Ghost 2019, use the ghosts of paintings past as a point of departure for paintings present. The work combines newly added animated abstract shapes and cartoon images that interact with the sanded and scraped surfaces of the past. Moses' paintings are haunted by trickster ghouls that move in and out of the surfaces ether. These phantoms bump up against each other, step on each other's toes and march through the picture plane with legs akimbo, fists raised. The work is an exorcism of the ghosts rattling in her thoughts - some that leap with glee, high rollers, and some that rattle chains.

Moses continues to make her provisional wall collages and works on paper in tandem with her paintings. The large scale wall collages are made from cut shapes and images, creating an ephemeral world of colliding forms. The collages are free to meander and engage the white of the wall, they expand and constrict at will. Unbound by the rectangle and free of the traditions of oil painting, the collages provide respite from the excavated and worked painted surfaces she is known for. They are direct and mutable.

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. 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. In addition, Moses was a fellow at the Roswell Artist in Residence, in Roswell, NM. This yearlong experience culminated with a solo exhibition at the Roswell Museum of Art. Moses is a Full Professor at the University of New Hampshire.

Work available on Artsy


Rock, Paper, Scissors, December 1, 2021-January 16, 2022
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


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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