Jenny Gummersall

Fine Art photographer Jenny Gummersall studies life with a unique eye for the normal being transformed into the unusual. Born near Chicago, she studied art and photography at Columbia College in Missouri. A graduated of the University of New Mexico, Gummersall's love of the West was inspired by the New Mexico light. Her mentor, the late Reinhold Misselbeck (Curator, Museum Ludwig, Cologne Germany) early on encouraged Jenny to photograph her present surroundings so as to share those expert technical abilities with her passion of "drawing with light". Jenny Gummersall's art is in numerous corporate and public art collections as well as notable private collections.



Driven by light, inspired by illuminated forms is the impetus for my work.
Constant observations.
I intend my photographs to be places that one's spirit can rest or recklessly fall into.
Visual statements of the world I observe...sometimes provocative, sometimes presented as beautiful in contradiction, funny yet absurd, authentic in poignant longing.
Horses as landscape, in a dance, landscape as horse forms, bring metaphors to life.




1981 University of New Mexico

Selected Collections

Tucson Museum of Art
The Kanter Family Collection
Art Enterprises, Chicago, IL
Four Seasons Las Colinas, Dallas, TX
Omni Hotel
Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville, TN
Nestle’s Corporation, Glendale, CA
Baylor Hospital
St. Andrews Women’s Hospital, Ft.Worth, Texas
The Residences at The Little Nell, Aspen, CO
Roland Betts, Chelsea Pier, NYC
ABC’s television series’ “My So Called Life” and “Relativity”
Mercy Regional Medical Center-Durango, CO
White Wave Corporation (SILK), Boulder, CO
First Western Trust Bank, Scottsdale, AZ
Center of Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College,Durango, CO
University Hospital, Denver, CO
Lynmar Winery, Sebastapol, CA
Telluride Conference Center, CO
High Spirits and Yu, Osaka, Japan
Merritt and Hagen, Woodland Hills, CA
Futurenet, Madrid, Spain
Southern Ute Museum, Ignacio, CO
Ruth Horwich, Chicago, IL

Selected Exhibitions

Telluride Gallery Of Fine Art, Telluride, CO
Lincoln Center Art Gallery; Specific Environments: Landscape as Metaphor Ft. Collins, CO

Invitational: Photographers Network Seigen, Germany
Anderson O’Brien, Omaha, NE
JRB Fine Art, Oklahoma City, OK
Jean Albano, Chicago, IL
Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

JRB Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK
Wheeler Opera House, Aspen, CO
A.Beadles Fine Art, Carbondale,CO

Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
A.Beadles Fine Art, Carbondale, CO
Michele Mosko Gallery, Denver,CO
Phoenix Art Museum, Contemporary Forum Auction, Phoenix, AZ
WC3. Woody Creek, CO
Wallspace Gallery, Seattle, WA

Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Ellis West Gallery, Durango, CO
Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, CO
Phoenix Art Museum, Contemporary Forum Auction, Phoenix, AZ
Muse Gallery, Jackson, WY

Sardella Fine Art, Aspen, CO
Muse Gallery, Jackson, WY
Telluride Gallery of Fine Art,CO
Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, CO
Focus on Aids, Beverly Hills, CA
Habitat for Humanity, Hermosa Beach, CA

Open Shutter Gallery-5 years, Durango, CO

Animas Museum, Durango, CO
La Plata Electric Association, Durango, CO
Woody Creek Store, Woody Creek, CO
Open Shutter Gallery, Durango, CO

Awards / Grants

2004 Friends of the Arts, Durango, CO
2002 Cultural Heritage and Tourism Grant, Colorado Council on the Arts
1999 COLORADO PRESS ASSOCIATION, 2ND Place, Best Photo Essay
1987 Northwest International Exhibition, Puyallup, WA - Best of show
1978 Nikon Award