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Professor of Painting & Drawing

Kapi'olani Community College, University of Hawai’i System, Honolulu, HI USA

MFA 1998, Falmouth College of Art, UK

PG Dip. 1996 Contemporary Art Theory & Practice 1996, Falmouth College of Art, UK

B.A. (Hons.) Fine Art 1986, San Francisco State University, U.S.A.

B.A. min. Philosophy 1986, San Francisco State University, U.S.A.



Selected Exhibitions

DAC Invitational 2022

Downtown Art Center, Honolulu, HI, 2022

Aʻo Aku, Aʻo Mai: Paintings by Carl Jennings & Eddie Joaquin

ARS Cafe, Honolulu, HI, 2021

Present Tense: International Curated Invitational

Bupyeong Arts Center Gallery, Incheon, Korea, 2019

Commitment to Excellence, JCC

Linekona Art Center, Honolulu, HI 2018

Everything We Do Is Music

Gallery 114, Portland, OR 2018

Aloha Ho'omaluhia

Aloha Ho'omaluhia Gardens, Kaneohe HI, 2017

Faculty Biennial Show

Koa Gallery, Honolulu, HI, 2016

Dreaming of Nature

Honolulu Museum of Art at the First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu HI, 2015


Faculty Biennial Show

Koa Gallery, Honolulu, HI, 2013


Contempo 2012, The Contemporary Museum

Neiman Marcus, Honolulu. April 21st, 2012


Artists of Hawaii 2011

Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu. June 30th – Sept. 25, 2011

Allusions of Space: Recent work by Dorothy Faison, Carl Jennings, and Jenifer Owen

Schaefer International Gallery, Maui Arts & Cultural Center. 2011


Visual Investigations: Carl Jennings, Carol Sakihara, David Behlke, Elizabeth Nakoa, Kauka de Silva, Kloe Kang

Koa Art Gallery, Honolulu, Hawai’i. 2009


Faculty Biennial

Koa Art Gallery, Honolulu, Hawai’i, 2007


Showcase 2007

Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, Hawai’i, 2007


10th Anniversary Exhibition

The Contemporary Museum at the First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu Hawai'i, 2006


Westward Toward East: Contemporary Art from the Pacific Rim

Brea Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2006


Artists of Hawaii 2006

Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu HI, 2006


Carl Jennings: Recent Work

Bibelot Gallery, Honolulu HI 2004


Paintings by Carl Jennings, Elisabeth Knoke-Dieckvoss, Birgitta Leitner and Helene Wilder

The Contemporary Museum First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu, HI 2003


Artists of Hawaii 2002

Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu HI, 2002


Selected Exhibitions (Europe)


Recent Work

Salt House Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall, 1999

Integrated Masters Programme

University of Plymouth, Exeter, Devon 1999

Reverie: Carl Jennings

Praxis Gallery, Bideford, Devon 1999

MFA Degree Show

Falmouth College of Arts, Cornwall, 1998

Carl Jennings: New Work

The Burton Art Gallery and Museum, Bideford, 1996

The Art Show

Alexandra Palace, London, 1994

Carl Jennings: The Narrative Figure

Colori, Como, Italy  1994

Earth & Sky: Carl Jennings & Paul Anderson

The Plough, Torrington, 1993

Carl Jennings & Mario Casanova

Gallery 202, London, 1992


Carl Jennings: Works on Paper

Galerie Ivaldie, Cessenon sur Orb, France 1991



Talks, Conferences & Presentations



Lesley University College of Art & Design, Boston MA. Oct 2014

Creative Thinking

Hawai’i State Art Museum, Honolulu. June 2014


Color, Context & Creativity: Towards an Ecological Pedagogy

2nd Annual  Sustainability in Higher Education Summit, University of Hawai’i at Windward, March 2014

What is Color?

Hawai’i State Art Museum, Honolulu. June 2013



University of Hawai’i at Kapi’olani, April, 2013


What is Color?

University of Hawai’i at Kapi’olani, April, 2012


Revisioning Color

Annual Conference of the Inter-Society Color Council of the United States, North Carolina State University. October, 2010





Present Tense: International Curated Invitational

Bupyeong Arts Center Gallery, 2019


Constant Hue Bands in Boundary Colors Discovered Using a New Appearance Model

Carl Jennings and Louis Adams Jr., Color Research & Application, 2014


The Houses of the Astronomers

Carl Jennings, Blurb, 2011


10 Years: The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center

exhibition catalog, curated by Allison Wong. The Contemporary Museum 2006





‘Allusions of Space: Three Hawai’i Artists Showcased at the MACC’

Maui Weekly June 9, 2011


‘Get Swept Up in Spaces: New Schaefer Show, Allusions of Space, expands spatial ideas with concurrent exhibits by three isle artists’

Kehaulani Cerizo, Maui News. May 30, 2011


'Some Comparisons’

The Honolulu Advertiser, June 11, 2006, Marie Carvalho


‘Colorful Restraint: Carl Jennings’ Latest is moved to Abstraction‘

Honolulu Weekly, July 21, 2004, Marcia Morse


'Personal Visions'

Artweek May 2003, Marcia Morse


‘Intimate Terrain’

Honolulu Weekly, April 30, 2003, Marcia Morse


‘Talk Transforms Personal Perspectives’

The Honolulu Advertiser, April 20, 2003, Victoria Gail White







2015  Chancellor’s Sustainability Award, Kapi’olani Community College, Honolulu HI, USA


2006  First Prize, Painting. 47th Annual Juried Open Exhibition (WAG), Honolulu HI, USA


2002  Acquisition Award, The State Foundation for Culture and the  Arts, Hawaii, USA


1997 Vivian Moon Foundation Award in Painting, UK.


1996  Barclays Bank Postgraduate Fellowship Award in Fine Art, Falmouth (UK)

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