Jennifer Steensma Hoag Bio


Jennifer Steensma Hoag is a conceptual artist that works primarily in photography and video. Steensma Hoag received an MFA in Imaging Arts from Rochester Institute of Technology and she has lectured on photography at Rochester Institute of Technology, the Dryden Theater at the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, and the New York Public Library. Awards for her artwork include an artist in residence with The Center for Land Use Interpretation, a Calvin Research Fellowship, and a Community Giving Program Grant from the Target Corporation. Hoag’s artwork has been screened at the 5th Cairo Video Festival by Medrar for Contemporary Art in Egypt and exhibited across the United States in group and solo shows including 17 Days (vol.6) curated by Adriane Little for Western Michigan University, Rehearse, Rewind, Repeat: Photography, Video and Performance juried by Kelli Connell for Ohio University Art Gallery, You and Yours: Artists’ Images of Family curated by Patricia Briggs for the Tweed Museum of Art, and Transient at Gallery 31 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art/College of Art & Design. Jennifer Steensma Hoag has presented on her video work at the4th Annual International Conference on Fine and Performing Arts in Athens, Greece for the Athens Institute for Education and Research. Her photography series, The Nature of Invasion was featured in exposure and online in Drain – Journal of Contemporary Art & Culture. She is a professor in the Department of Art & Art History at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan where she has taught for the past nineteen years.