Jennifer Chenoweth


Jennifer Chenoweth created The XYZ Atlas, which is an interactive public art project that maps human experiences and emotions by geography and gives individuals and communities an opportunity to become stronger and healthier. 


Visual artist and entrepreneur Jennifer Chenoweth is the creator of XYZ Atlas, a hedonic map that portrays the feelings, stories and life experiences of people living in and visiting Austin, Texas. By asking people where they had their most significant emotional experiences, she created a topographic map of emotions of a city.

XYZ Atlas is one of the latest projects in Jennifer Chenoweth’s process, one that continually blurs the lines of the relationship between artists, their work and their audience. She utilizes visual art as a tool for social change through inspiration and connection.

Her current project, “Come Over, Come Eat, Come Play”, is a community placemaking project in Wilkinsburg, PA in 2017 and 2018. Wilkinsburg is a place that intensely reveals the effects of change in America. Her goal is to activate and share the beauty of Wilkinsburg - as embodied by its citizens, historic buildings and sacred spaces, and culture. 


Q&A with Jennifer on the TEDMED Blog

Jennifer Chenoweth's XYZ Atlas: For years, the artist has been mapping locals' emotional experiences of the city and making them into art, 2016.

Jennifer's Interview with Visit Austin, 2015.

A conversation with Jennifer Chenoweth

Smear Magazine article about Jennifer Chenoweth

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Human Experience Cartographer