MFA, Fine Art, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, 2006
BA, Anthropology/Gender Studies, Rice University, Houston, TX, 1998



Avidya, URSA Gallery, Bridgeport, CT

Bringing It Downtown, URSA Gallery, Bridgeport, CT
Hello Neighbor, Something Projects, New Haven, CT


989 Paces, 989 Paces, New Haven, CT


Perverse Furniture, Artspace, New Haven, CT
near orbit: in state, on paper, Melanie Carr Gallery, Essex, CT


Death Masks, Artspace, New Haven, CT (solo exhibition)
Science For a Better Life, CWOS Alternative Space, New Haven, CT (solo commissioned project)
Sour Milk, curated by Ben Quesnel and Christine Stiver, Greenwich, CT
Folded: New Acquisitions to the Artspace Flatfile, Artspace, New Haven, CT
Monsters among/within, Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery at Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT


Lost & Found, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
In Politics We Trust, BOFFO, New York, NY


In Conversation, Seton Gallery, University of New Haven, New Haven, CT


UI, Independent Project, curated by Paul Theriault, New Haven, CT
Ellipses Project, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT (collaborative project with artist Cat Balco and University of Hartford students)


The Furthest Distance Between Two Points, Wharton + Espinosa, Los Angeles, CA
Your Content Will Return Shortly, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT


Local Builders: An Anthology of Connecticut Sculptors, West Cove Studios,
New Haven, CT


Body Asylum, Soi Fischer, Vancouver, BC, Canada


Charnel House Scraps, Greene Park Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Jerry-Rigged, Curated by Jan Tumlir, Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
Bourgeois Problems, Curated by Catherine Taft, François Ghebaly Gallery,
Los Angeles, CA
Betwixt and Between, Curated by Liza Statton, Artspace, New Haven, CT
Sameness, Difference, Variance, Curated by Eric Litke, West Cove Studios, New Haven, CT
Mythical State of Jefferson, Curated by Michael Crane, Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR


Marine Salon No. 1, Marine, Los Angeles, CA


Intersection 2008, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA


Performance/Film/Video, Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Medical/Arts, NewTown @ the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
The Collective Body, Galerie Califia, Horazdovice, Czech Republic


Greater LA MFA, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
Pharmakondriac, M.F.A. Thesis Show, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

Video Screenings/Events

“Video Snack 7: Video Object”, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA


“Video Snack 6: Video as a Second Language”, Fikra Graphic Design Biennial, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates


“Video Snack 6: Video as a Second Language”, El Museo de Los Sures, Brooklyn, NY


“Legally!”, Hyperion Tavern, Los Angeles, CA


“Video Nightmare”, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Grants and Awards

Artist To Watch – Ortega y Gasset Projects Open Call, Brooklyn, NY

Artist’s Resource Trust Fund for Individuals, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Sheffield, MA



Tilia Projects, New Haven, CT


False Flag: The Space Between Paranoia and Reason, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT


Head, Institute Library, New Haven, CT


Pineda-Salgado, Andrea and Danielle Hyams – “Featured Artist: Jeff Ostergren” – Epicenter-NYC, January 11, 2022

Gleisner, Jacquelyn. “Studio Visit: Jeff Ostergren,” Connecticut Art Review, July 25, 2019

Livingston, David. “Paint, Ads, and Pharmaceuticals with artist Jeff Ostergren,” The First Stop (podcast), December 13, 2018

Collins, Ann C. “ArtSeen: False Flag: The Space Between Paranoia and Reason,” The Brooklyn Rail, December 11, 2018

Gleisner, Jacquelyn. “Review | False Flag: The Space Between Paranoia and Reason,” Connecticut Art Review, December 10, 2018

Peryer, Marisa. “Vacant West Campus building transforms into Art Space,” Yale Daily News, October 30, 2018

Dunne, Susan. “Real Art Ways Expands on Concept of Found Objects,” Hartford Courant, December 1, 2016

Nathaniel Lee, “Critics’ Pick: Your Content Will Return Shortly,”,
March 2013

Scott Gargan, “Exhibition looks at the ‘in between moments’ of TV viewing,” Stamford Advocate, January 17, 2013

Judy Birke, “Artspace Video Exhibition is a Brave and Worthwhile Show,” New Haven Register, December 5, 2010

Stephen Kobasa, “Look Here: New Work by Nearby Artists (6),” New Haven Independent, October 22, 2010

Catherine Taft, “Catherine Taft’s Top 10 Shows in LA: October 2010,” Saatchi Online,
September 29, 2010

Catherine Taft, “Catherine Taft’s Top 10 Summer Shows in LA,” Saatchi Online, June 23, 2009


Fall 2012 – present
Practitioner-in-Residence, University of New Haven

Fall 2012
Adjunct Professor, University of Hartford

Spring 2011 – Fall 2011
Adjunct Professor, University of New Haven

Spring 2009
Guest Critic, University of Southern California

Fall 2008
Guest Critic, SCI-ARC (Southern California Institute for Architecture)