Jennifer Uhrhane holds an MA in Art History from Boston University, a Certificate in Museum Studies and Administration from Tufts University, and a BFA in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design.
Her photographs have been exhibited at Argentum Gallery (Wakefield, RI); Danforth Museum of Art (Framingham, MA); Arthouse, Aviary, Hallway Gallery, JP Centre/South First Thursday Exhibitions, JP Open Studios, and UForge Gallery (Jamaica Plain, MA); Atrium Gallery, Krause Gallery, Providence Art Club, RISD Alumni Sale, and risd|works (Providence, RI); Essex Art Center (Lawrence, MA); Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester, MA); Newport Art Museum (Newport, RI); Tara Peck Gallery (Portsmouth, RI); and Texas Photographic Society (San Antonio, TX). Her work is held in numerous private collections and the Griffin Museum of Photography.
Uhrhane typically travels to shoot, so most of her photographs were not taken in the US, but in other countries - Italy, Portugal, Guatemala, Czech Republic, Ireland, etc. In these photographs of different cities and countries, Uhrhane seeks to communicate a sense of place through architectural and other distinctive regional details – indoors and outdoors. She is fascinated by places with long histories, and primarily documents the evidence of this history by photographing worn architectural surfaces long-exposed to time and use. Aging, crumbling doors, walls, windows, and streets record the activities of centuries of people that inhabited these places. The pictures Uhrhane makes explore texture, but also place importance on ordinary things, daily overlooked, or ignored. While slowly walking along streets, paths, and hallways, she searches for random events of light and shadow to further accentuate aspects of time and place in her pictures. Uhrhane's photographs can also become quite abstract, formal examinations of color, texture, light, shadow, shape, and space. Far from typical tourist travel photos, her images include the parts of the view most would crop out.