Jenny Hager, M.F.A. 

Professor of Sculpture

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M.F.A. San Jose State University

E-mail: j.hager@unf.edu
Phone: (904) 620-4687
Office: Building 45, Room 2014

 

Website: www.havic.org/jenny  

Class Website: www.havic.org/classes

 

Aug. 2012 – present     Associate Professor of Sculpture, University of North Florida, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Art and Design, Jacksonville, FL.

 

Aug. 2008 – July 2012   Assistant Professor of Sculpture (Tenure Track), University of North Florida, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Art and Design, Jacksonville, FL.

                                

Jan. 2007 – Aug. 2008   Visiting Instructor, Sculpture and Design, University of North Florida, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Art and Design, Jacksonville, FL.

                            

 

Aug. 2006 – Dec. 2006  Adjunct Instructor, Sculpture and Design, University of North Florida, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Art and Design, Jacksonville, FL.

 

Jenny Hager, Professor of Sculpture in the Department of Art & Design, has been teaching at UNF since Fall 2006 and has been instrumental in revitalizing the Sculpture Program through new course offerings, updated curriculum and the “Sculpture on Campus” project. She has also led student trips to Rome, Wales, New York and Miami. She received her Master of Fine Arts Degree in Sculpture and Digital Media from San Jose State University in San Jose, CA. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Studio from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. Hager’s sculpture includes a variety of processes and materials, including steel, cast iron, post-it notes, video, wood, digital photography and found objects. She finds inspiration in dreams, objects from her childhood, gadgets, sea life and other curiosities. She is also very interested in collaboration; the spirit of community important in both her teaching practice and in her own work. Hager's work has been exhibited across the country and abroad, including exhibitions in Germany, Wales, Latvia and Italy. Her most recent projects include a twenty-foot tall giraffe sculpture for the Jacksonville Zoo, as well as two sculptural benches for downtown Jacksonville. She enjoys encouraging her students to dream big as well, and strives to create professional opportunities within the curriculum, such as large-scale projects including the UNF Seaside Sculpture Park, Josephine Sculpture Park in KY and Zoo Lights. Hager’s students present, compete and participate in national and international conferences. One of her most significant accomplishments is the new facility for the sculpture program