Jenn Karson is an artist who works with concepts of mapping—the organization of space—and scoring—the organization of time. Her artworks take the form of intermedia, sculpture, soundworks, programming and installation. Her work has been exhibited and presented in the United States, Canada and Europe. Additionally, she is a curator of exhibitions and develops programs and curriculum that cross the disciplines of the arts, technology, fashion and architecture. She oversees the University of Vermont FabLab, a digital fabrication lab, in the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.
Karson founded and leads the Art and Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) Research Group also at UVM. In 2011 she co-founded the Burlington collective Vermont Makers and she’s released two full-length albums and three EPs of original music; In the 1990s she spent her early career touring as the lead singer and songwriter for Burlington’s legendary all-female rock band, Zola Turn.
Karson received her M.F.A. in Design + Technology from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2009.