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Exploring the Intersection of Art and Ecology

Jennifer is focused on environmental themes with an emphasis on the Cascadia Bioregion and the complex relationship between the mind and body. Her visual art appears from the west coast to abroad in dozens of exhibitions, site-specific installations and private collections. ​ She is passionate about revealing hidden connections within the natural world, notions of identity, consumption and our private, inner lives, driven to explore new territory by combining literature, multi-media, installations and photography. The projects she develops are well-researched, taking inspiration from fields such as, history, geology, astronomy and biology. The unique way in which she connects disciplines has been described as “genre-defying.” Joining these subjects has culminated in many collaborations, from working with other visual artists to creating videos for cable television to writing award-winning books. She loves weaving visual art and the written word in innovative ways to engage the public, especially in public art installations. Preston has exhibited in over 40 galleries and museums, with many pieces in private and municipal collections and archives. Her work has been selected for public art exhibitions and for site-specific installations. Born in Los Angeles, Jennifer Preston currently lives and works in the Pacific Northwest. The environment is a continuous source of  inspiration and her focus for the past 20 years. ​ For private and public commissioned artwork, or for information about currently available work, email

Cabinet of Curiosities and Portholes to Portals

Lakewood Utility Box Art Wraps


Several graphics I created were selected and installed for Lakewood's Utility Box Wrap Program, which aims to reduce graffiti and beautify public spaces. My design goal was to highlight the area's unique stories, local ecology and transform the large stainless steel boxes into whimsical art objects.


Using a photorealistic style and many layers of actual photographs, the three-dimensional "cabinets" and "portals" were vinyl-wrapped by Print NW. The Tacoma company did a beautiful job making and applying the colorful, high quality wraps. It was a pleasure working with them.

Flow - Flume Line Trail Project

Public art installation of a five-panel photographic mural mounted to the 1939
South Tacoma Pump House as part of the city's Flume Line Trail restoration project.


FLOW is a permanent public artwork created by Jennifer Preston Chushcoff and consists of five large, outdoor photographic panels on the South Tacoma Pumphouse located at 6222 South Clement Avenue.


The work enhances the restored historic Water Flume Line Trail, which provided water to the early citizens of Tacoma. The entire project involves multiple locations with artists responding to elements developed by artist Clark Wiegman, and funding provided by the City of Tacoma Office of Arts and Cultural Vitality. 

Echology Poetry Walk

Everything we do creates a ripple, an echo that reverberates through the environment. 


ECHOLOGY highlights the autumn return of salmon to our local waters, honoring the process through art. Poems by regional poets are installed along the Donkey Creek trail, an invitation for visitors to explore the ancient spawning grounds.


By bringing together a variety of voices on the Salish Sea's habitat the public has the opportunity to explore different perspectives, learn about the salmon life cycle and the health of our waters. (Show ended)


Featuring the work of Matthew Baird and Tina Lauzon

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ILLUMINATE is a Spaceworks installation juxtaposing Matthew Baird's large, colorful collages and sculpture by Tina Lauzon. (Show ended)

The Body Beloved The Body Betrayed

A visual and literary art exhibit

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The Body Beloved. The Body Betrayed. Artists exploring the relationship between mind and body. (Show ended)

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