Master of Fine Arts, (2002) Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Bachelor of Art, (1996) University of California, Los Angeles, CA


Jennifer Moon (they/she; b. 1973, Lafayette, Indiana; lives and works in Los Angeles) is a polydisciplinamorous[1] life-artist whose work investigates the co-production of ethico-onto-epistem-ologies[2] via organizing systems (social systems, institutional structures, power relations, scientific theories, emotional frameworks, etc.) and how these various systems are entangled, co-constituted, performed, and perpetuated through bodies (human, nonhuman, material, immaterial). Drawing from queer life, science, self-help, popular culture, the deeply personal, and fantasy, Moon’s work mobilizes possibilities to reconfigure our relationship to power, reignite the social and political imaginaries, and stimulate change beyond binaries, hierarchies, and capital.

Moon received their MFA from Art Center College of Design in 2002 and BA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1996. The foundation of Moon’s practice is The Revolution, a “way of liberatory worlding” guided by two principles: abundance and expansiveness. Moon has had solo exhibitions at Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles (2018, 2015, 2012); Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena (2018); Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles (2017); Equitable Vitrines, Los Angeles (2014); and Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland (2013). Selected group exhibitions include AHL Foundation, New York (2019); Tina Kim Gallery, New York (2018); Southern Exposure, San Francisco (2016); Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (2016); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2014); and Courtesy, Paris, France (2013). Moon has performed at The Getty Center, Los Angeles (2019); Onomatopee, Eindhoven, Netherlands (2017); LA><ART, Los Angeles (2016); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016); Human Resources, Los Angeles (2016); and Machine Project, Los Angeles (2015). Moon is the recipient of a Creative Capital Award (2022, with The Revolution School); the Harpo Foundation Grant for Visual Artists (2020); AHL Foundation Award (2019), the Korean Arts Foundation of America Award (2016), the Alpert/Ucross Residency Prize (2015), the Mohn Public Recognition Award (2014) at the Hammer Museum’s Made in L.A. 2014, and the CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists (2013).

[1] Polydisciplinamory is Natalie Loveless’s term for an expanded interdisciplinary work informed by ethical polyamory and queer love that acknowledges the inequities among disciplines and refuses to commit to disciplinary boundaries. Natalie Loveless, How to Make Art at the End of the World: A Manifesto for Research-Creation, Duke University Press, 2019.

[2] Ethico-onto-epistem-ology is a quantum entanglement concept by Karen Barad that insists on the inseparability and simultaneous co-production of the “nature” of being (ontology), knowing (epistemology), and doing (ethics). Karen Bard, Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning, Duke University Press, 2007.

Jennifer Moon’s Work

Jennifer Moon, Familial Technologies, 2018
Installation view, Sculptures, lightjet prints, inkjet prints, videos, works on paper, GIFs, framed photograph, vinyl, paint
Room dimensions: 30 ½ ft x 28 ft
Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, CA
Photography by Ruben Diaz

Jennifer Moon’s Work

Jennifer Moon, Familial Technologies, 2018
Video still of expansivelove's Avakin Life (Avakin Life, Session 5)
Video, color, sound
5 hrs 53 min 10 sec
Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, CA

Jennifer Moon’s Work

Jennifer Moon, Phoenix Rising, Part 3: laub, me, and The Revolution (The Theory of Everything), 2015
Installation view: Sculpture, mouth blown glass, science displays, video
Room dimensions: 30 ft x 28 ft
Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, CA
Photography by Ruben Diaz

Jennifer Moon’s Work

Jennifer Moon, A Breach in the Realm of Beliefs, 2018
Video, color, sound
20 min 57 sec
Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

Jennifer Moon’s Work
Jennifer Moon, Phoenix Rising, Part 2: Eros vs. Agape, 2014
Wall mural, photography, sculpture, graph, writing
Room dimensions: 32 ft x 17 ft
Made in L.A. 2014
Installation view at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
June 15—September 7, 2014
Photography by Brian Forrest
Jennifer Moon’s Work
Jennifer Moon, Proposal for My Last Performance on Earth, Prospective Date: 2053 (from Phoenix Rising, Part 2: Eros vs. Agape), 2014
Fiberglass, foam, resin, wood, model train accessories, LED lights, paint, vinyl, and gold leaf
H 54" x W 26"
Made in L.A. 2014, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Photography by Heather Rasmussen
Jennifer Moon’s Work

Jennifer Moon, 5% Venn diagram, 2016 (updated 2017)
Inkjet prints
Dimensions variable
Originally printed for the program of At the Edge of Space and Time: Expanding beyond Our 4% Universe, a planetarium-inspired performance in collaboration with Laub
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA


Jennifer Moon’s Picture


Professional Accomplishments/Exhibitions:  

Selected Solo Exhibitions, Group Exhibitions, and Performances


Selected Publications

Clients/Employment History:  

  • 2019–current: Assistant Professor, Fine Arts, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA 
  • 2019–2021: Visiting Faculty, Film/Video, Bard MFA, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY