David Jensz

August–October 2023

Born in Melbourne in 1957, David Jensz studied at Charles Sturt University and the Australian National University, School of Art and Design where he lectured from 1988-2017.

David has held 29 solo exhibitions in Australia and New York. David focuses on sculpture, installation and drawing, based on a long standing interest in Physics, the natural world and micro/macro aspects of the Universe.

He was invited to Chiang Mai University by Montien Boonma as guest lecturer in Sculpture in 1990. Since then David has returned to Thailand numerous times on Asialink and A.C.T project grants for residencies and group exhibitions in Chaingmai, Chiang Rai and Khon Kaen; including 30Spro, Chiang Mai International Sculpture Symposium 2018, and Po Chang International Artist Workshops.


David Jensz
David Jensz, Pebble, 2020, Corten steel

David has been awarded Australia Council grants and residencies to New York and Tokyo and represented Australia in international events including; the Osaka Sculpture Triennial, Japan: Fire and Life, Delhi, India: Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi, Australia: Soft Sculpture, an international survey, The National Gallery of Australia.

His work was curated into solo survey exhibitions of his work in public museums including most recently, The Ballarat Regional Gallery as part of the Biennale of Australian Art and The McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery, Melbourne. David has been commissioned to create major public works for Canberra ACT, Newcastle NSW, The Australian National University and Columbus State University, GA, USA.

His work is held in major public collections including University collections in Australia and Thailand as well as the National Gallery of Australia. He currently lives with his partner Wendy Teakel and works from his studio at Murrumbateman NSW.

Website: davidjensz.com

David Jensz, Gyre, 2022, stone copper, 20.5 x 38 x 40 cm
David Jensz, Ruff, 2021, stone corrugated iron, 15 x 30 x 24 cm