Tenesh Webber

Canada 1963



Tenesh Webber
Tenesh Webber
November 23, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Tenesh Webber is a Canadian contemporary artist known for her black-and-white abstract photography. During the past twenty-five years she has explored large-scale imagery, negative layering and solarization with a medium-format camera. In her practice, Webber quests the intersection of such media as photography, drawing, and sculpture. Webber’s recent series of work explore light, shadow and tone by using an all-over composition.

Recent Work

T.Webber - Mid Point 1 - 2015 (Left) / Mid Point 2 - 2015 (Right)
Tenesh Webber – Mid Point 1 – 2015 (Left) / Mid Point 2 – 2015 (Right)

Although she uses both traditional and nontraditional photographic processes, the central point of her practice is making the photogram which represents a unique art form requiring only the action of light on a photosensitive substrate. To create an image without the aid of a camera she puts handmade objects, cut paper, thread, and aerosol-painted synthetic glass on a sheet of paper and exposes it to light. Each print is inimitable, with negligible variations that remind the viewer of marks more related with pen, pencil, and paper depicting rhythmic, intuitive compositions and creating a tension between the organic and rectilinear shapes.

Photographs by Webber

T.Webber - New System - 2014 (Left) / Old System - 2014 (Right)
Tenesh Webber – New System – 2014 (Left) / Old System – 2014 (Right)

Born in 1963 in Toronto, Canada, she received her BFA in Experimental Arts from Ontario College of Art in 1985. She has been a full-time visual arts teaching artist at Lincoln Center Education since 1992. She also taught in art centers and museums throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

Her photographs were exhibited in many individual and collective shows at galleries throughout Canada, the United States and Europe including Yossi Milo Gallery, NY; Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston; Storefront Ten Eyck Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Gallerji Jan Colle, Ghent, Belgium; The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY; and Gallery 101, Houston, Texas, among others.

Her work is included in many public and private collections, including The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Asian American Art Center, Center for Visual Communications, Miami, Galeria Spectra, Zaragoza, Spain, and Barclay Bank.

She is represented by IdeelArt since October 2015.

String Slant Series

Tenesh Webber - String Slant 1 - 2007 (Left) / String Slant 2 - 2008 (Right)
Tenesh Webber – String Slant 1 – 2007 (Left) / String Slant 2 – 2008 (Right)

She lives and works in New York City, NY.

All images courtesy of IdeelArt and the artist

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2016Passing ThroughSchema Projects, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2016ReunionQuadArt Dornbirn, Dornbirn, AustriaGroup
2015Tenesh WebberVictory Hall Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJSolo
2015The Big Small ShowVictory Hall Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJGroup
2015MinimaxBullet Space, NY, NYGroup
2015SanctusCurious Matter, Jersey City, NJGroup
2015The ESKFF Residency Program: SelectionsGallery 5, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJGroup
2015On Paperweathervane, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2015Making HistoryStorefront Ten Eyck Gallery, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2014D(raw)Bullet Space, NY, NYGroup
2014100 ValentinesKenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NYGroup
2013In Form24-6-Space, NY, NYGroup
2012Arcadia NowJersey City University, New JerseyGroup
2011The Hatchery: East of FresnoBadger, California Group
2011Wrong Place for the Right PeopleBullet Space, NY, NYGroup
2011Arcadia NowCastleton State College, Castleton, VermontGroup
2010FloralPhoto Place Gallery, Middlebury, VermontGroup
2010The Perfect CrimeBullet Space, NY, NYGroup
2009Kuf MoldRotterdam, HollandGroup
2009Paterson: The Provence of the Poem, The City as MetaphorBen Shahn Galleries, William Paterson University, Paterson, NJGroup
2008The History ShowMinus Space, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2008To Square, LightSignal Galleri, Malmo, Sweden, Curated by Fredrik StridGroup
2008Kuf-moldGallerji Jan Colle, Ghent, BelgiumGroup
2007Lateral AttitudesRVC College, Somerville, NJGroup
2006(K)notsNJ City University, Jersey City, NJGroup
2006Deck The WallsJohn Cleary Gallery, Houston , TexasGroup
2006Northener ObscuraGallery 101, Houston, TexasGroup
2006The Natural WorldPhotoNewburgh, Newburgh, NYGroup
2006Wish You Were Here 3AIR Gallery, NY, NYGroup
2006Seid ShowGerber Seid Fine Arts, NY, NYGroup
2005Deck The WallsJohn Cleary Gallery, Houston, TexasGroup
2005Northerner ObscuraGallery 101, Houston, TexasGroup
2004The Natural WorldPhotoNewburgh, Newburgh, NYGroup
2004Wish You Were Here 3AIR Gallery, NY, NYGroup
2004Seid ShowGerber Seid Fine Arts, NY, NYGroup
2003A Decade in Review: The Fellowship ProgramAIR Gallery, NY, NYGroup
2003SalonGerber Seid Fine Art, NY, NYGroup
200307300 tooJersey City, NJGroup
2002Tenesh WebberYossi Milo Gallery, NY, NYSolo
2002Tenesh WebberHoward Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MaSolo
2002Chicago Art FairChicago, IllGroup
2002SalonStanhope Hotel, NY, NYGroup
2001Fifty by TenGerber-Seid Fine Arts, NY, NYGroup
2000Tenesh WebberArt Resources Transfer Inc, NY, NYSolo
20002000 Annos LuzGaleria Leyendecker, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, SpainGroup
2000Collectors EdgeNJ Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJGroup
1999Tenesh WebberMargaret Thatcher Projects, NY, NYSolo
1998What's on The Wall? Margaret Thatcher Projects, NY, NYGroup
1998Summer Group ShowThe Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, IllinoisGroup
1998The Tip of The IcebergFred Dorfman Projects, NY, NYGroup
199825 Years of A.I.R.Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NYGroup
1998Selected PhotographyKougeas Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
1997Tenesh WebberArt Resources Transfer Inc, NY, NYSolo
1997ART Santa FeSanta Fe, New MexicoGroup
1997Photography ExhibitKougeas Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
1997Generations: 25th Anniversary ShowAIR Gallery, NY, NYGroup
1997HomeBullet Space, NY, NYGroup
1996Living It14E 4th Street, Apt #1118, NY, NYGroup
1996ViewfinderBronx River Art CenterGroup
1995Tenesh WebberAIR Gallery, NY, NYSolo
1995Tarrazona FotoTarrazona, SpainGroup
1995UnknownArco 95, Madrid, SpainGroup
1995DigitasJack Tilton Gallery, NY, NYGroup
1994Smart ArtPrinted Matter Inc, NY, NYGroup
1994Gallery Group ShowAIR Gallery, NY, NYGroup
1994All OutLong Island University, Brooklyn, NYGroup
1993Tenesh WebberMercer Union, Toronto, CanadaSolo
1993A.I.M. ExhibitionThe Bronx Museum of The Arts, Bronx, NYGroup
1993Night of 1000 DrawingsArtist's Space, NY, NYGroup
1992A.I.R. InvitationalAIR Gallery, NY, NYGroup
1991EvocationHome for Contemporary Theatre and Art, NY, NYGroup
1991SelectionsCenter for Book Arts, NY, NYGroup
1989CHINA: June 4...PS 1 Museum, LIC, NYGroup
1989The Printshop Comes of Age, The LES Printshops 21st AnniversaryLa Mama Gallery, NY, NYGroup
1989Women's WorkBullet Space, NY, NYGroup
1989If You lived Here...Dia Art Foundation, NY, NYGroup