Graduate Owen Jenkins '24 (CCS Art) highlighted in The Current

June 6, 2024

Owen talks senior show, post-graduate plans, new comic book project

Owen Jenkins '24 (CCS Art)
Owen Jenkins '24 (CCS Art)

Owen Jenkins ‘24 (CCS Art) sat down with The Current to reflect on his UC Santa Barbara post-graduate plans, including starting a new long-form comics project and continuing his freelance illustration work. Owen aims to join the nationwide comics scene, get his comics published, and participate in art book fairs.

His senior show, "Epiphany," will be on display in the CCS Gallery from June 8-13, with a reception on June 11, from 5-7 p.m. Owen’s work was previously featured at the 2024 UCSB Alumni Awards and in the group show "Through What Agency?" at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. This exhibition was part of the ongoing CCS civic print studio, Social Print Lab. He was also the 2022 Wendy Anne Finkel Scholar and a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow. 

Owen's work in "Epiphany" includes comics, drawings, paintings, and posters, exploring themes of prophecy, meditation, and surrealism. 

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