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JEN BERVIN
Lucas Artists Fellow

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Dec 1st 2015 to Jan 11th 2016 | May 3rd 2017 to May 31st 2017 | Apr 26th 2018 to Apr 30th 2018 | Feb 24th 2020 to Mar 8th 2020
  • PRACTICE : Visual Arts
  • FROM : USA
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  • TWITTER : @jenbervin
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Artist and poet Jen Bervin’s multidisciplinary work results from research and collaboration with artists and specialists ranging from material scientists to literary scholars, and activates the intersections of art and scholarship, text and textiles, science, technology, and craft in works that range from poems written nanoscale to large-scale museum installations. Bervin’s work has been exhibited internationally; it is the subject of solo exhibitions at the Des Moines Art Center, University Museum and Art Gallery at Hong Kong University, and Granoff Center for the Arts at Brown University and has been featured in exhibitions at The Power Plant in Toronto, Artisterium, Tbilisi; The Power Plant, Toronto; the Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne;  MASS MoCA, Tufts University Art Galleries, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver; The Morgan Library and Museum, The J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Walker Art Center.  

Bervin is also the author of eleven books, including six artist book editions with Granary Books, and Silk Poems—a long-form poem presented both as a biosensor made from liquefied silk developed in collaboration with Tufts University’s Silk Lab and as a book—a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, and a New Museum Book of the Year. Her publication, Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems, with Marta Werner and Susan Howe, was a New Yorker Book of the Year. She is an Artist in Residence with SETI Institute, and has earned numerous awards, fellowships and grants including those from the Foundation for Contemporary Art (2017), The Rauschenberg Residency (2016), Asian Cultural Council (2016), Bogliasco Foundation (2014), Creative Capital (2013), The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation (2012), New York Foundation for the Arts (2007), Camargo Foundation (2006), and MacDowell Colony (2006).