(portrait by Jane Mudd)

(portrait by Jane Mudd)

Jennifer Ann Wiggs

Painting, Collage

Studio: 5N

Media: oil, watercolor, gouache

Hours: email for appointment

Address: 106 Orr St, Columbia, MO 65201

Private and group lessons available. Summer workshops too! Email me for more info.

Email: jenwiggs33@gmail.com


Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Jennifer.A.Wiggs/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.a.wiggs

Artist’s Statement: 

I work intuitively more often than not. My best work is evocative and poetic; a metaphor. There are references to landscapes and shapes that seem to suggest trees or other natural things. Some pieces are more formal in nature and are about the process itself. I like the pieces to remain a little open, unexplained, where the viewer can enter freely with his/her own interpretations. There are a range of interpretations that are more fitting.  I do spend a lot of time studying color and listening to jazz. Composing is what I enjoy most. There are a few specific kinds of abstraction in which I find my kindred artists. I am drawn to the abstract works of Kandinsky and Paul Klee, and Arthur Dove.                                                                                                         


1991 MFA  Painting   Washington University, St Louis, MO.

1989 BFA  Painting   Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. 

1986   Harry Engel Scholarship to Florence, Italy 

1989   Caumsett Painting Summer program. Queens  College.  Senior artists/faculty in attendance: Barbara Grossman, Stanley Lewis, Barry Gealt, Louis Finklestein, Gabriel Laderman, Norman Turner.

Selected Exhibitions:


Watercolor USA.Springfield Art Museum. Springfield, MO. Juror: Kelly Kane, editor-in-chief, Watercolor   Artist Magazine.

Paper In Particular. National Show. Columbia College.


Restraint and Limitation.Traveling show. Curated by Matthew Ballou, University of Missouri. 

Oxford Fine Arts, National Pennsylvania. Juror: Tom Paden. Brandywine Museum.


Sager Braudis Gallery. Columbia, MO.          


Shaping a Metaphor: New Paintings by Jennifer Wiggs. ORR St. Studios. Columbia, MO.             


Missouri Watercolor National,Winston Churchill Memorial. Fulton, MO.

Missouri Watercolor Society Invitational,Columbia Art League, Columbia, MO.


Missouri Watercolor National,Winston Churchill Memorial, Fulton, MO.

16thAnnual Missouri Top 50,Missouri State fair. Sedalia, MO.


Art St Louis,St Louis, MO.   


Watercolor USA,Springfield Art Museum, Juror: Philadelphia Museum of Art.   


Taos National Exhibition of American Watercolor VI, Van Vichten-Lineberry Taos Art Museum.

15thAnnual International Exhibition on Animals in Art,Baton Rouge, LA.


Small and Miniature,Aaron Gallery, Washington, DC.


River Market Regional,Kansas City Artist’s Coalition. Juror: Janet Bishop, San Francisco Museum of Art.


River Market Regional, Kansas City Artist’s Coalition, Kansas City, MO.

Great Midwest International, Central Missouri State Univ., Warrensburg, MO. Juror: Keith Crown.

Fourth St. Gallery, Kansas City, MO. Solo show.

Four Artists, Northern Indiana Art Assoc., Munster, IN.

Campanella Gallery, Solo show, Parkville, MO.


MOAK,Four State Regional, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO.

Art St Louis,St Louis Design Center. Juror: Richard Hunt.

Rivers of Color, St Louis Artist’s Guild, St Louis, MO. *award.


Academic Appointments:

2018               Stephens College, Columbia, MO. Adjunct.

2016              William Woods University. Fulton, MO. Adjunct.

2015              University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. Adjunct.

2007              St Louis Community College, Wildwood, MO.

2002-2005     East Central College, Union, MO.

1993-98         Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.

1992               Adjunct Faculty, St Louis Community College, St Louis, MO.

1991               Webster University, Webster Groves, MO.



Vox Magazine. Q &A. 2018.

Watercolor USA. Catalog, 2018.

The Color and the Shape,by Amy Wilder, Columbia Tribune. Aug.25, 2013.

Living Artist’s, 14thedition.Published by ArtMarketing. Nevada City, CA.

Watercolor USA 2003,Catalog.

Missouri Life Magazine, Dec. 2003 Issue. Arts Review. Editor: Sonia Pai.

Missourian newspaper, People, Jan. 2004

River Market Regional, Catalog, 1996, 1999. Artist’s Coalition, KC, MO.


Gallery affiliations:

Strecker-Nelson West. Manhattan, KS

Sager Braudis Gallery, Columbia, MO

Jayne Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Kiosk Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Other Awards/Honors:

Watercolor USA Honor Society. Signature member.