Jennifer F Brandon

Adjunct Professor of Studio Art
Art Center, Photography 140


At Mills Since 2009


Jennifer Brandon is a studio photographer that uses multiple processes to transform humble materials intended to conserve, conceal or fix to reveal and re-imagine the unseen through dramatic shifts in scale and sympathetic manipulation of each material’s sensitivity to light. She received her MFA at Mills College, preceded by an MA and BA in Art with an emphasis in painting at CSU Northridge, as well as a BA in English Literature at SFSU. Brandon's work has been shown at Bay Area venues including Mills College Art Museum, SF Camerawork, Headlands Center for the Arts, Casemore Kirkeby Gallery, The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art and Stephen Wirtz Gallery. Residencies, awards and fellowships include The Rayko Artist in Residence, The Herringer Prize for Excellence in Studio Art and The Catherine Morgan Trefethen Fellowship in Art. Brandon has also taught at San Francisco State University, Sonoma State University, De Anza College and UC Berkeley.


  • BA, San Francisco State University
  • BA, California State University, Northridge
  • MA, California State University, Northridge
  • MFA, Mills College

Faculty Office Hours, Spring 2021

Days Times Room
T 4:00 pm-5:00 pm  

Spring 2021 Schedule

Day Time Course Title Room
TR1:00 pm-3:55 pmPhoto:Pictures,Things+Meanings
  Studio Art Concentrations

Courses Taught

  • ARTS 043: Darkroom Photography: Making + Engaging
  • ARTS 044: Digital Photography: Material + Process
  • ARTS 113: Photography: Pictures, Things + Meanings
  • ARTS 143: Darkroom Photography: Making + Engaging
  • ARTS 144: Digital Photography: Material + Process
  • ARTS 149: The Artist Using Photography
  • ARTS 201: Concentrations in Ceramics, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Electronic Arts, Video
  • ARTS 213: Photography: Pictures, Things + Meanings