Jen Vaughn (b. 1982) is an interdisciplinary artist utilizing a wide range of processes and materials to explore humanness as it is related to complex cultural constructions of self/other, nature, and gender. Negotiations, speculations, and personal interactions are enacted upon spaces and objects to manifest the complexities of human/non-human relationships. She currently lives and works in Eugene, Oregon and is an NTT Assistant Professor of Art and Design at Western Oregon University.


2019 Untitled (Open Space), Curated by Leslie Moody Castro, ICOSA, Austin, TX

2019  Acts of Location: Rot or Renewal*, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland, OR

2019, Doubling Back*, Erik Washburn Gallery, Eugene, OR

2018, Ripe*, Washburn Gallery, Eugene, OR

2018, Distant Relatives, Littmann Gallery, Portland, OR

2018 Objectification, CICA Museum, Korea

2017 Home and Garden, LaVerne Krause Gallery, Eugene, OR

2017 Middle Child Syndrome, LaVerne Krause Gallery, Eugene, OR

2017 MR4, LaVerne Krause Gallery, Eugene, OR

2017 Throo, LaVerne Krause Gallery, Eugene, OR

2017 Hard Feelings, curated by Alex Wurts, LaVerne Krause Gallery, Eugene, OR

2016  23 True Things, Wallace and Grace Hayden Gallery, Eugene, OR

2016 Recent Graduates, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR

2016 Gathering Lightness*, White Gallery, Portland, OR

2016 Shift, Autzen Gallery, Portland, OR

2015 Second Annual Scholarship Show, MK Gallery, Portland, OR

2015 Night Lights, in situ Portland and Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland, OR

2015 Best of 2015 Portland State University Film and Video, 5th Street Cinema, Portland, OR

2015 503/971, Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design, Portland, OR     

2015 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Littman Gallery, Portland, OR

2015 AB Gallery, Portland, OR      

2015 Haldan Gallery, Lake Tahoe, CA              

2014 First Annual Scholarship Show, AB Gallery, Portland, OR

2014 Shine A Light, Portland Art Museum       

2014 Sculpture in Shattuck, Portland State University  

2013 Off The Plain, Contemporary Photography at Place PDX, curated by TJ Morris, Portland, OR    

2013 Then.Now.Here, Oregon Historical Society, Portland, OR        

2013 Works*, Feather’s Edge Finery, Bend, OR     

2011 The Spaces Between*, Foyer Gallery, Lake Tahoe, CA

2011 Luke’s Local Artists, Disjecta, Portland, OR

2008 The Phoenix Project, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007 Women in the Arts, Village Art Gallery, Lake Tahoe, CA



2018 Signal Fire Residency, Portland, OR

2018, Contributor, 5 Minutes Publication, Eugene, OR

2017 Juror, Undergraduate Exhibition, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

2016 Contributor, 5 Minutes Publication, Eugene, OR

2013 The Constant Construct + Inevitability of Complex Perspective, Panelist    

2011 “The Way I See It: A Youth Perspective on Health”, Oregon Health Authority, Juror

2006-2008 Guest Lecturer, Western Nevada Community College

2006 NPR Guest, Artist in Residence Program    



2019 Master of Fine Arts, University of Oregon

2015 Bachelor of Science, Art Practices, Portland State University

2003 Hallmark Institute of Photography

*solo exhibition