As an award-winning author, poet and artist, Jennifer is focused on environmental themes with an emphasis on the Cascadia bioregion, and on the complex relationship between mind and body. She also writes silly, macabre stories for kids as the Fairy Gothmother.

Her visual art has been exhibited from the west coast to London in dozens of galleries, site-specific installations and public collections. For fun, she makes nature inspired jewelry and volunteers her graphic design skills to local non-profits and small businesses.

Born in Southern California and educated at UC Berkeley, Jennifer now lives in Washington State where she regularly frolics in the woods and water searching for her lost childhood.

THE BODY BELOVED. THE BODY BETRAYED.

THE BODY BELOVED. THE BODY BETRAYED. Curated exhibit exploring the mind and body connection.

Illuminate Exhibit

ILLUMINATE. Spaceworks Tacoma Project. Curated exhibit featuring collage artist, Matthew Baird, and mixed media sculptor and poet, Tina Lauzon.

"Following the Light" Fine art photography available for sale. By local Gig Harbor nature photograph

FOLLOWING THE LIGHT. Fine art photography available for sale. By local Gig Harbor nature photographer and poet, Jennifer Preston Chushcoff

"What Your Mother Forgot to Tell You About Tulips" Fine art photography available for sale. By local

WHAT YOUR MOTHER FORGOT TO TELL YOU ABOUT TULIPS. Fine art photography available for sale. Jennifer Preston Chushcoff.

"A Promise to Return" Fine art photography available for sale. By local Gig Harbor nature photograph

A PROMISE TO RETURN. Fine art photography available for sale. Jennifer Preston Chushcoff.

"You are a Poem" postcard. Poetry and photography by Washington State artist, Jennifer Preston Chush

YOU ARE A POEM. Poetry and photography by Washington State artist, Jennifer Preston Chushcoff. Commissions available.

Behind the scenes, painting detail by Washington State painter, Jennifer Preston Chushcoff

Painting detail by Washington State painter, Jennifer Preston Chushcoff.

Methanol, Tacoma artists respond

Response to the Methanol debate.

Let's Pretend This Isn't Happening

LET'S PRETEND THIS ISN'T HAPPENING. Art installation exploring the relationship between prescribed performance enhancing drugs and military suicides. Tacoma Armory to open October's Tacoma Art Month by artist, Jennifer Preston Chushcoff.

Skull sketch

Ancient Fight, archeological dig. Gig Harbor artist, Jennifer Preston Chushcoff.

The Fairy Gothmother's Collection of Cautionary Tales by Gig Harbor writer, Jennifer Preston Chushco

THE FAIRY GOTHMOTHER: A Collection of Cautionary Tales by Gig Harbor writer, Jennifer Preston Chushcoff.

Painting detail, by Pacific Northwest artist, Jennifer Preston Chushcoff

Painting detail. Jennifer Preston Chushcoff.

The Fossil Hunter Necklace by local, Gig Harbor artist, Jennifer Preston Chushcoff

THE FOSSIL HUNTER. One of a kind jewelry designs by Pacific Northwest artist, Jennifer Preston Chushcoff.

"Autumn's End" Nature photography by local Tacoma artist Jennifer Preston Chushcoff.

Nature photography by artist Jennifer Preston Chushcoff.

"Proof" Photo from the book WA IS WATER. A collection of nature photography and poetry by local Taco

Photo from the book WA IS WATER. A collection of nature photography and poetry by local artist Jennifer Preston Chushcoff.

Painting detail. Jennifer Preston Chushcoff

Painting detail. Jennifer Preston Chushcoff.

Painting detail by Washington State artist, Jennifer Preston Chushcoff

Painting detail by local, Washington painter, Jennifer Preston Chushcoff.

Painting detail by local, Washington painter, Jennifer Preston Chushcoff.

Painting detail by Washington painter, Jennifer Preston Chushcoff.

Snowflakes A Pop up book by local author, Jennifer Preston Chushcoff

SNOWFLAKES: A Pop Up book by local, Gig Harbor writer, Jennifer Preston Chushcoff.

Flurry snowflake pop up book

FLURRY pop-up book. Jennifer Preston Chushcoff.

WA IS WATER: An Intimate Portrait

WA IS WATER: An Intimate Portrait. Exploring the interconnectedness of water systems in Washington State through poems, photos and facts. Awarded a TAIP Grant by the City of Tacoma. Jennifer Preston Chushcoff

FLOW, Tacoma art installation collaboration with Clark Wiegman and Washington State photographer Jen

FLOW. Tacoma art installation collaboration with Clark Wiegman and Washington State photographer Jennifer Preston Chushcoff.

Kawase Hasui print with poem by Jennifer Preston Chushcoff

Kawase Hasui woodblock print with poem, MISSING by Jennifer Preston Chushcoff. Digital navy blue antique, linen mat.

FLOW, Tacoma art installation collaboration with Washington State artists, Clark Wiegman and Jennife

FLOW. Tacoma art installation collaboration with Washington State artists, Clark Wiegman and Jennifer Preston Chushcoff.

Many people are surprised to learn that even after being awarded book projects, city grants and public art proposals, artists and writers rarely earn enough to support themselves. Instead, they rely on additional income. It's my goal to be a full-time creative without this worry.

 

If you believe in what I do and would like to see me keep doing it, please consider hiring me for a commission. Or buy a cup of coffee. Your support encourages me to stay at it! ~ Thank you, Jenn

For more info about commissioning a poetry print, visit Ko-fi.

2010 - present

2010 - present