Jennifer Colten’s work focuses on ambiguous landscapes- sites at the margins of the urban environment, and spaces that reveal a resilience of ecological transformation. Central concerns within her photographic practice reflect questions surrounding the representation of landscape and examine multiple issues revealing social, cultural, and environmental implications of land use. After receiving her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, she relocated to the Midwest to teach Photography at Washington University, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, in St Louis, Missouri. She was recently awarded an RAC, Regional Arts Commission Artist Support Grant to further photographic scholarship and community work in St Louis Missouri. She was a recipient of a Mid -America Arts Alliance NEA Fellowship in Photography and has travelled and exhibited both nationally and internationally.