Jenni Urbanczyk was born in 1979 in San Antonio Texas and grew up on
the back roads in the small towns of Texas. In 1998 she moved in and
around the Austin/San Marcos area to pursue her BFA at Texas State
University where she graduated in 2005. In 2003 she worked as an art
educator teaching photography to kids at the non-profit ArtSpace in
San Marcos as well as in the public school classrooms of San Marcos.
She received the Julia Posey Fine Arts Scholarship for art educators
as well as the TX State University Fine Arts Scholarship for
achievement. Her work has been shown at Gallery Lombardi in Austin,
TX, the Daugherty Arts Center in Austin, TX, the East Austin
Artists’ Coop, Austin Community College Rio Grande, Pinnacle and
Business Office Art Galleries, Joann Cole Mitte Art Gallery, San
Marcos, TX, Odessa College in Odessa, TX and at City Arts of Wichita
In 2005 she loaded her car, grabbed her dog and headed out
photographing the experience that has become Technicolor Memoir.
Between adventures she calls Marfa, TX home. Here she owns and
operates Tillie Arts of Marfa and Jenni Urban Photo but spends most
of her time exploring and shooting the vast west Texas 'scapes.
intent at the outset of the project was simple, I was just trying to
get a good shot, capture the moment. As people saw and reacted to
the work I realized that the photos not only took me back to that
certain time and place but did so for them as well. Despite our
differences as individuals, there is commonality in our experiences.
vivid present will always become the hazy past. Photographs are
tangible effects of the moment. Just as we tend to embellish our
stories in an attempt to draw them out of the static of memory, I
have “technicolored” these images to highlight that certain
something that made the scene so photo worthy. As my travels
continue the memoir grows.
Urbanczyk has been an active professional photographer for the past
seven years. Her work experience has gained her experience as a
traveling portrait photographer, ballroom dancing photographer,
wedding photographer, portraiture professional as well as a fine arts
photographer. She lives and works in Texas, traveling from Marfa to
Austin, San Antonio and beyond.
Arts of Marfa, Marfa, Texas
Urban Photo, Texas
News, New Smyrna Beach, FL
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
State Fine Art Scholarship
Posey Art teacher’s Scholarship
State Photography Club-Member
in Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Quark. I have my own DSLR Cannon
D5, strobes, flash systems and tripods. My transportation is reliable
and I am always ready to shoot.