Glenna Jennings
University of Dayton, Department of Art + Design
Assistant Professor, Photography
College Park Center
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469-2923
gjennings1@udayton.edu

Glenna Jennings was born in Alpine, CA, where she navigated a landscape of monster trucks, chaparral and soccer moms that still informs much of her practice.

She holds BAs in Photography (Art Center College of Design), English-Journalism (Pepperdine University) and Spanish (Pepperdine University). She received her MFA in Visual Arts from the University of California San Diego in 2010. From 2004-2010, Jennings served as the U.S. director of the Geneva-Los Angeles based art collective compactspace, where she curated dozens of shows with emerging and established artists and faculty from Southern California art programs, including CalArts, USC, UCSD, UCLA, Art Center College of Design and Otis.

Jennings work includes photography, writing, video and curating, and she has exhibited throughout the U.S., Europe and Mexico. Her work was recently included in the 2010 California Biennial and resides in multiple public and private collections, including the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and the Winda Cultural Center in Kielce, Poland. Jennings joined the faculty of the University of Dayton’s Department of Visual Arts in 2011.