Jen Bekman

Jen Bekman
Founder, 20x200 | Jen Bekman Projects, Inc.


Jen Bekman is an art-dealer, curator, writer, and entrepreneur whose inventive approach to the art world has created new models for connecting artists and collectors. Her experience as an internet media executive informs a multi-faceted enterprise, including her eponymous Manhattan gallery (which pioneered the Lower East Side art scene upon its opening in 2003), the online endeavor 20×200 (a place to buy limited-edition fine-art prints at ridiculously affordable prices), and the international photography competition Hey, Hot Shot!

Jen Bekman’s projects have been featured in numerous international publications including, The New York Times, Art in America, Der Spiegel, Martha Stewart Living, and Wired. She frequently lectures and participates in panels about art, technology, media and marketing and is a popular portfolio reviewer at photo festivals. Her writing has appeared in GOOD Magazine and photo-eye Booklist. American Photo named her an Innovator of the Year in 2006 and she was honored with the Rising Star Award at Griffin Museum of Photography’s annual Focus Awards in 2008. 20×200 was recently named one of “America’s Most Promising Startups” by BusinessWeek.


Design & User Experience
Location: 2005
Jennifer Pahlka (Code for America), Jen Bekman (20x200 | Jen Bekman Projects, Inc.), Matt Stinchcomb (Etsy, Inc.), Jeffrey Kalmikoff (Threadless)
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