Jennifer Figg, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, 3D Foundations Area Coordinator


Contact Info

Center for the Arts, Room 3103 A
Weekdays by appointment or by hours published on office door.


PhD Interdisciplinary Media, Art, and Text program, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

MFA University of California at Santa Barbara

BFA Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

PhD Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Areas of Expertise

3D Foundations, Sculpture


Jenn Figg has an interest in energy, technology and the environment. She uses a variety of materials including glass, textiles, metal, sound, video, and electronics to investigate the connections between ecology, industry, science and identity. Recent sculptures and installations explore sustainable kinetics as landscape, performance, and spiritual intervention.

Selected exhibitions and performances have been at The Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, PA; the Gund Gallery at Kenyon College in OH; with Step Afrika! in Washington, DC; The Art House at the Jones Center in Austin, TX; Virginia MOCA in Virginia Beach, VA; MOCA in Cleveland, OH; the Arlington Art Center in Arlington, VA; the Columbus Center for Science and Industry in Columbus, OH; The Print Center in Philadelphia, PA; the Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, OH, the National Museum of Glass in Eskisehir, Turkey, and Project4 Gallery in Washington, DC.

Selected residencies and awards include the Mesaros Visiting Artist at Kenyon College, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Artist Residency, the MacDowell Colony artist residency, the School of Emerging Technologies Research Grant, the Great Lakes Colleges New Directions Initiative, the Franklin Park Conservatory Sculpture Grant, the Brython-Davis Research Fellowship and the University of California Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, Visual, Performing & Media Arts Award.

Courses Taught

  • Spring & Fall : ART 104  3D PROCESS
  • Spring or Fall: ART 370 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ART, Warm Glass