Bauer has made art with children in a wide variety of settings from elementary school classrooms to museums, community centers and parks since 1995.  Her students have ranged in age from 2 to 92.  Her studio practice includes painting, printmaking, drawing, teaching art and developing not-for-profit organizations such as The South City Open Studio and Gallery, (now renamed Artscope); and the Super Summer Fun Camp at Oakwood Friends School in Poughkeepsie, New York.  Bauer is also an accomplished upright bass player and jazz singer. She is always happy to include music with her art lessons.





Spring 2015 to present

            "Introduction to Studio Art" instructor, Webster University, Saint Louis, MO


Fall 2014 to present

            Colorbridge Art, Saint Louis, MO:  Founder and instructor, private art instruction, playdate art lessons, group lessons and workshops on-site at local schools and community centers.


2011 - 2014

            Washington Market School, Tribeca, NYC:  Responsible for developing studio art curriculum for 2 and 3 year old students.  Studio projects are multidisciplinary and focus on fine motor development as well as increasing confidence, independence, and an art vocabulary.  Topics covered include drawing, painting, color mixing, mark making, print making, sculpting, clay, sewing and bookmaking.  Often times projects are thematic, relating to classroom interests such as music, animals, garden, urban planning! etc.


Summer 2011, 2012, 2013

            Super Summer Fun Camp Director at Oakwood Friends School, Poughkeepsie, NY:  developed and implemented multiple two-week summer camps for children in kindergarten through 5th grade.  Camps are multidisciplinary and take place primarily outdoors on the Oakwood Friends School campus.  Activities have included bookmaking, painting, drawing, large sculptural projects, musical instrument construction, sing-alongs, song writing, play writing, talent shows, raspberry picking, and many many more. 


Fall of 2010 - Spring 2011

           Studio School, Upper West Side, NYC:  Developed and implemented a weekly studio art curriculum for 5th through 8th graders.  Topics included color, composition, mark making, drawing from life, printmaking, and bookmaking


Fall of 2008 – Spring 2010

            Oakwood Friends School (boarding and day school), Poughkeepsie, NY:  

Director of the middle school after-school program, responsibilities included development and implementation arts-based curriculum;  other responsibilities included assisting with study halls; teaching high school ceramics, developing OFS summer camp, serving as a dorm parent and weekend crew chief


2009, 2010, Summer

            Mill Street Loft's Dutchess Arts Camp, Poughkeepsie, NY:  Ceramic and multidisciplinary Arts instructor for children ages 4 through 14


2000, 2001, 2008, 2009, Summer

            Center of Creative Arts, COCA, St. Louis MO:  Art Instructor for intensive full and half day summer camps.  Designed multidisciplinary art projects based on themes in nature, literature, theater, and other aspects of culture for children aged 4 to 10 years.  Collaborated with movement teachers, circus clowns and magicians


2000-2002 and ‘07/’08

            New City School, St. Louis MO:  Daily substitute teacher, general academic classroom:  pre-primary through 6th grade, visual arts, performing arts, and bodily kinesthetics, (including a three month maternity leave for the art teacher.)    


2002 – 2007

            South City Open Studio and Gallery, SCOSAG, St. Louis MO:  Art instructor for daily “Open Studio Hours” where students between the ages of 4 to 12 “dropped in” to participate in 60 minute lessons in ceramics, collage, printmaking, painting, drawing, bookmaking, music, and crafts.  Designed and taught 6 week course descriptions for fall and spring classes.  Instructor for senior citizen’s weekly clay class and outdoor community festivals.  Taught ceramics classes for children aged 4 to 16 and maintained ceramic studio at the Potter’s Workshop, a off-site location of SCOSAG.


2007, winter    

            Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO:  Collaborated with other artist-educators to develop unique programs for visiting schools and community groups during the “Beauty and the Blonde” exhibition


2002, winter

            Saint Louis Art Museum:  Developed and taught multimedia art class for k-2nd grade in conjunction with SLAM exhibition of University City Ceramics    


1999, fall

      City of Ballwin, MO:  Designed and implemented “Super Saturday Studio” workshops


1998, 1999

            City of Ballwin, MO:  Summer Camp Director and Instructor   


1995, 1996

      City of Ballwin, MO:  Summer Camp Counselor    



Art & Educational Administration Experience:

South City Open Studio and Gallery, SCOSAG    2002 -2007

Founder of SCOSAG, The South City Open Studio and Gallery for Children, developed and operated a 501c3 not-for-profit organization.  Responsibilities included formation of board of directors, fundraising events planning, grant writing, year-round program development, marketing, PR, developing community partnerships, managing Quickbooks accounting, day-to-day studio maintenance and teaching art.



Solo Exhibitions


2015   WORK: 1999-2015, 10th Street Gallery, Saint Louis, MO

2014   The Tivoli Project, Galerie Gris, Hudson NY

2011   New and Archived Works, Hoffmann LaChance Gallery, St. Louis MO

2007   Thunder Fields, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis MO

2004   As Everything Becomes One..., Gallery Urbis Orbis, St. Louis MO

2003   Birch and Blue the Sky, Mad Art Gallery, St. Louis MO

2001   Tundra, Left Bank Books Gallery, St. Louis MO

2000   5 Prints on Canvas, Sunflower, St. Louis MO



Selected Group Exhibitions


2015   40 at 100, Webster University Alumni Exhibition

2015   HOME at Soha Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2015   Warehouse Art Show, Locust Street Gallery, Saint Louis, MO

2013   MFA Thesis Exhibition, Hunter College, NY, New York

2013   Four Seasons, Coohaus, NY, New York

2013   ArtCycle Discovers, Brooklyn Gallery, NY, New York

2012   Small Works, @ Flag Art Foundation, Washington Market School, NY, New York

2012   On Silence, Chelsea Music Festival, Exhibition, NY, New York

2011   A Line of Souls and a Few Words from the Holy, Fortress to Solitude, Brooklyn, NY

2008   Small Works Exhibition, GAS Visual & Performance Space, Poughkeepsie, NY

2008   Members Exhibition, EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, NY, NY

2008   BAUER/FORDYCE:  New Work, Fort Gondo Compound, St. Louis MO

2006-2008   Flat Files, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis MO

2004   Size Matters, Elliot Smith Contemporary Art, St. Louis MO

2004   NEOCONSTRUCTIONIST5, Mossa Gallery, St. Louis MO

2001   Three Day Weekend, curated by Dave Muller, Mad Art Gallery, St. Louis MO

2001   SPECTACULARUS: Happy Birthday, Mr. Brooks, Crowe T. Brooks Gallery, STLMO

2000   The Landscape Exhibition, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis MO

1999   SURVIVORS:  Art in the Wasteland, A.D. Brown Building, St. Louis MO

1999   OCCUPATION, Centro Sociale, St. Louis MO

1999   INSURGENCE, Leather Trades Gallery, St. Louis MO

1999   DISCULTURE, Thomas K. Lang Gallery, Vienna Austria

1999   NEOCONSTRUCTIONIST, Three Sinks Gallery, St. Louis MO



2015    Stefene Russell,  St. Louis Magazine, “Talking to Artist Jenna Bauer about New York, Saint Louis, and Her Show at 10th Street Gallery

2014    Art, Theory, and Infancy, Joachim Pissarro, Brooklyn Rail

2007   David Bonetti, St. Louis Post Dispatch, "Jenna Bauer:  Thunder Fields"

2007   Alison Sieloff, Riverfront Times, "Quiet Storm" review of Thunder Fields

2005   David Bonetti, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Best of 2004 Art Review

2004   Ivy Cooper, Riverfront Times, cover story "Bauer Power"

2003   Jeff Daniel, St. Louis Post Dispatch, review: "Birch and Blue the Sky"

2002   L.L. Hinds, Minor Scale, "Jenna Bauer:  Artist Profile"

2001   Ann Wilson Lloyd, Art in America, "Report from St. Louis: Art Under the Arch"

2000   Jeff Daniel, St. Louis Post Dispatch, review of "The Landscape Exhibition"

1999   Michael Paradise, Intermission Magazine, review of "NEOCONSTRUCIONIST"




2009   St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

2003   St. Louis Grand Center Visionary Award for Emerging Artist


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