Assistant Professor, Costume Design, Department of Theatre & Dance
About Jen Gillette
Jen Gillette joined the University of Memphis in 2018 as Assistant Professor of Costume Design. Costume design credits include Digging Up Dessa and Bud, Not Buddy at the Kennedy Center; Olney National Players Tours 71 and 72; Menagerie at the Washington Ballet; Trojan Women, Don Juan, and Antigonick at Taffety Punk; Gypsy and Into the Woods at McLeod Summer Playhouse; Puccini Plus at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music; Cymbeline and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at New Orleans Shakespeare Festival; Crimes of the Heart at Triad Stage; Or, Intimate Apparel, and Anything Goes at University of Memphis. Jen is the costume designer for the New Orleans Mardi Gras Krewe du Resistance. Credits as an installation artist include Night Garden for Columbus Museum of Art; We’ll Meet You There for The Front Gallery, New Orleans; Town + Country Kitchen Document for Domestic Integrities at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Jen holds an MFA from University of North Carolina School of the Arts and was a 2016-17 Kenan Fellow at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
2016 MFA Costume Design, University of North Carolina School of the Arts
2008 BFA summa cum laude Painting and Drawing, History of Art Minor, The Ohio State University
Teaching Interests: Costume design, digital and traditional media costume rendering, costume crafts, costume history, interdisciplinary performance and installation art