Heather B. Jensen

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Heather Belnap Jensen graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor's degree in history teaching in 1994 and then completed a master's degree in humanities in 1997. She later returned to BYU as a member of the Visual Arts Faculty until the art history program was moved to the College of Humanities in January 2015.

Jensen was among seven collaborators who collected and edited essays about the Weir family for Marian Wardle's long-time project "The Weir Family, 1820-1920: Expanding the Traditions of American Art."

Jensen and co-editor Temma Balducci have created a volume entitled Women, Femininity and Public Space in Nineteenth-Century European Visual Culture to be published by Ashgate publishing in 2014. This same year, she received the Women's Research Initiative Grant. She also appeared in the BYU Museum of Art's Take 5 Faculty Panel to address topics related to the museum's exhibition CUT! Costume and the Cinema.

The same year, Jensen initiated the Ultra Violet project funded by the Laycock Center with fellow professors Mark Graham and Eric Gillett. The project included many students and faculty of various departments at BYU, and produced several collaborative projects with the artist Ultra Violet (Isabelle Collin-Dufresne). The end of the project came with the showing of "Ultra Violet: The Studio Recreated, April 24-May 24," an exhibition which transported all the contents of her art studio inside Dillon Gallery in New York, including animations the artist had created with BYU students.

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