Jenni Crain
CV

jennilcrain@gmail.com

B. 1991 New York
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


EDUCATION

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
BFA Sculpture, Art History Minor
2013

Central Saint Martins, London, UK
XD Program, Winter/Spring Exchange
2012


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Scenes From A Pause
321 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
May 26 – July 8, 2017

Bent To Its Own Image
The Java Project, Brooklyn, NY
October 18 – November 15, 2015

Upon Reflection
Y Gallery, New York, NY
August 7 – September 6, 2015


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

You’d Give Him A Flower, He’d Keep It Forever: In Tribute to ZAX
ZAX, Brooklyn, NY (Organized)
Hannah Black & Carla Perez Gallardo, Jenni Crain, Miles Huston & Jack Anthony, Elizabeth Jaeger, Linnea Kniaz, Aidan Koch, Anne Libby, Heather McKenna, Will Stewart
September 25, 2016

Tapping
KANSAS, New York, NY
(Organized with participating artists)
Jenni Crain, Carey Denniston, Adam Kremer, Boru O’Brien O’Connell, Luke Stettner & Max Stolkin
August 6 – August 28, 2016

Shifting Subjecthoods
Torrance Shipman, Brooklyn, NY (Organized)
Jenni Crain, Laurie Kang, Linnea Kniaz, Valerie Snobeck, Wang Ye
April 14 – May 8, 2016

Bargain Basement
Moynihan Station, New York, NY
Curated by Adam Parker Smith
Jenni Crain, Jaimie Warren, Calder Zwicky
March 1 – March 7, 2016

The Air Is An Absence Held
Ray Smith Studio, Brooklyn, NY (Organzied)
Jenni Crain, Kristen Van Deventer, Nick Fusaro, Aidan Koch, Adam Kremer, Hanne Lippard, Joseph Montgomery, Boru O’Brien O’Connell, G.T. Pellizzi, Carolyn Salas, Will Stewart
September 12 – September 20, 2015

One Thing Then Another
Three Days Awake, Los Angeles, CA Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Curated by Jacob Robichaux
Josh Blackwell, Ian Cooper, Jenni Crain, Jack Falanga, Daphne Fitzpatrick, Rachel Foullon,
Sam Gordon, Bruno Grizzo, Kate Hall, Rachel Howe, Mark Jacobs, Martin Keehn, Svetlana Kitto, Oliver Laric, Siobhan Liddell, Mary Manning, Larry Mantello, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Monique Mouton, Adam Putnam, Mariah Robertson, Sara Saltzman, Matt Savitsky, Sarah Soquel Morhaim, Small Spells, Dean Spunt, Allison Smith, Lizzie Wright, Sacha Yanow
October 17 – October 19, 2014

A Place to Rest While in Motion
Dossier Outpost, New York, NY (Organized)
Jenni Crain, Chris Fernald, Adam Kremer, Heather McKenna
August 22 – August 24, 2014


CURATORIAL

Star Circle Stage
Orgy Park, Brooklyn, NY
Mike Crane, Jamie Isenstein, Matt Keegan, Jacob Robichaux
April 1 – April 30, 2017

February
ROBERTA PELAN, Toronto, ON
Co-Curated with Lydia Glenn-Murray
Nick Bastis, Srijon Chowdhury, Silke Otto-Knapp, Hayley Tompkins, Barak Zemer
January 7 – February 12, 2017

Will You
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Co-Curated with Nick Fusaro
Anthony Cudahy, Ted Gahl, Zoë Field, Tom Forkin, Jim Hodges, Nina Li, Heather McKenna, Kate Missett, John Monti, Britt Moseley, Izabelle New, Tin Nguyen, Megan Plunkett, Am Schmidt
September 17 – October 1, 2016

A Sieve Itself May Sieve
Shanaynay, Paris, FR
Co-Curated with Lydia Glenn-Murray
Kelly Akashi, Talia Chetrit, William King, Tori Wrånes
Supplemental publication designed with and printed by Gerardo Madera
July 30 – August 20, 2016


TOPLESS

NOSCHOOL Residency
Topless Projects, Rockaway Beach, NY
Co-Curated with Frank Traynor, Organized with The Perfect Nothing Catalog & Arts in Parts
A series of 3 exhibitions featuring works created by Rockaway youth enrolled in summer courses led by Andrea Bonin, Justin Caguiat, Alex Patrick Dyck, Aidan Koch, Elise McMahon, Claire Mirocha & Vanessa Thill, Sophy Naess, Will Stewart, Pam Tietze, and Chris Wegman
August 13 – August 28, 2016

The Starry Messenger
Bedwyr Williams
Topless, Rockaway Beach, NY
Co-Curated with Brent Birnbaum
August 13 – August 28, 2016

Minnow
Aude Pariset & Gavin Kenyon
Topless, Rockaway Beach, NY
Co-Curated with Brent Birnbaum
July 23 – August 7, 2016

Heatsink
Liam Crockard & Michael Freeman Budour
Topless Projects, Rockaway Beach, NY
Organized with and curated by ROBERTA PELAN, Toronto, ON
July 23 – August 7, 2016

Babble On
Nadia Belerique, Lili Huston-Herterich, Laurie Kang
Topless, Rockaway Beach, NY
Co-Curated with Brent Birnbaum
Flier designed by Gerardo Madera
July 2 – July 17, 2016

Eric Wiley
Topless Projects, Rockaway Beach, NY
Co-curated with Brent Birnbaum
July 2 – July 17, 2016

Beverly Semmes & Larissa Bates
Topless, Rockaway Beach, NY
Co-Curated with Brent Birnbaum
Flier designed and printed by Gerardo Madera
June 11 – June 26, 2016

Anna Glantz
NADA Projects, NADA New York
Co-Curated with Brent Birnbaum
May 5 – May 8, 2015

Timbuktu
Colby Bird, Hector M. Flores, Anthony Iacono, Annette Kelm, Ralph Pugay
Topless, Rockaway Beach, NY
Co-curated with Brent Birnbaum
August 15 – August 30, 2015

Quite Fairly Rather
Lauren Clay, Carey Denniston, Hanne Lippard
Topless, Rockaway Beach, NY
Co-curated with Brent Birnbaum
July 25 – July 9, 2015

Horse in the Road
Anna Glantz
Topless, Rockaway Beach, NY
Co-curated with Brent Birnbaum
July 4 – July 19, 2015

0.5 Mommy Man
Sam Davis
Topless, Rockaway Beach, NY
Co-curated with Brent Birnbaum
June 13 – June 28, 2015

Cherry on Top(less)
Haffendi Anuar, Ghost of a Dream, Carson Fisk-Vittori, Brian Kokoska, Joshua Saunders,
Rachel Schmidhofer, Ryan Blair Sullivan
Topless, Rockaway Beach, NY
Co-curated w. Brent Birnbaum
August 16 – August 31, 2014

When Floods Slit the Hills
Jared Buckhiester, Alex Ito, Izabelle New
Topless, Rockaway Beach, NY
Co-curated with Brent Birnbaum
July 26 – August 10, 2014

A Sphinx Has Lain Down Next To Me
Paul DeMuro & Scott Gelber
Topless, Rockaway Beach, NY
Co-curated w. Brent Birnbaum
July 5 – August 20, 2014

Party’s Over
Caroline Wells Chandler, Andy Cross, Cindy Ji Hye Kim
Topless, Rockaway Beach, NY
Co-curated w. Brent Birnbaum
June 14 – July 3, 2014


LECTURES

Making Art Work
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
April 2016

Professional Practices: Young Curators
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
April 2016

Visiting Artist Lecture and Thesis Sculpture Critique
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
March 2016

Professional Practices
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
December 2015

Post Pratt: Artist as Curator
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
November 2015

Alumni/Student/Faculty Career Roundtable
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
September 2015

Visiting Artist Lecture and Thesis Sculpture Critique
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
March 2015


AWARDS, GRANTS, RESIDENCIES

Rupert Residency, Vilnius, LT
Forthcoming Winter 2017

Office of Contemporary Art – OCA, Oslo, NO
Exhibition support for A Sieve Itself May Sieve at Shanaynay, Paris, FR
2016

Presidential Merit Scholarship, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2013 – 2009


PUBLICATIONS

Doubled Spar
Published by Slow Youth
Organized by Anthony Cudahy
Caiti Borruso, Ginny Casey, Collin Clarke, Jenni Crain, Anthony Cudahy, John Elio-Reitman, Liza Farrell, Louis Fratino, Anna Glantz, Melissa Ling, Ian Lewandowski, Ryan Stewart Nault, Chris Nosenzo, Nicole Reber, Francesca Tallone, Vanessa Thill, Eric Wiley
January 2016


BIBLIOGRAPHY AND FEATURES

2016

Daily Lazy, Tapping at Kansas / NY, August
Art Viewer, A Sieve Itself May Sieve at Shanaynay, August 12
Contemporary Art Daily, "A Sieve Itself May Sieve" at Shanaynay, August 21
MousseMagazine.it,"A Sieve Itself May Sieve" at Shanaynay, Paris, August
aqnb, A Sieve Itself May Sieve @ Shanaynay, July 30 – August 20, July 29
SculptureCenter SculptureNotebook, Featured Artist: Jenni Crain, February

2015

Art Viewer, Jenni Crain at The Java Project, November 13
Art Viewer, The Air Is An Absence Held at Ray Smith Studio, September 19
Daily Lazy, The Air Is An Absence Held / Ray Smith Studio, Brooklyn, September 17
Beautiful Savage, The Air Is An Absence Held Curated by Jenni Crain, Berta Amelinaite, September 16
Paper Mag, Fall Art Preview: 25 Shows And Events To Catch This Season, Kate Messinger, August 31
Daily Lazy, Jenni Crain at Y Gallery / NY, August 26
Art Viewer, Jenni Crain at Y Gallery, August 25

2014

New York Magazine, Vulture, 26 Female Artists on Lynda Benglis and the Art World’s Gender Problems,Katy Diamond Hamer, Novemeber 23
The WILD Magazine, Art Talks with Jenni Crain, Curator of a Place to Rest While in Motion, Kate Messinger, August 21
AllDayEveryday, Where to Find the Topless Gallery Owner, Josie Roland Hodson, July 24


BIBLIOGRAPHY AND FEATURES (Topless)

2016

The Conversation Project, Topless, December 8
aqnb, Babble On (2016), October 26
Art Viewer, Gavin Kenyon and Aude Pariset at Topless, August 19
Art Viewer, Michael Freeman Badour and Liam Crockard at Topless, August 11
Artspace, Art’s New Wave? An Insider’s Guide to the Secrets of the Rockaway Beach Art Scene, Loney Abrams, August 1
Daily Lazy, Babble On at Topless/NY, July
Art Viewer, Babble On at Topless, July 16
The Wave, Babble On at Topless, Elizabeth Holzer, July 8
Conde Nast Traveler, 8 Reasons to Visit Rockaway Beach This Summer, July 3
Artsy, 5 Rockaway Art Destinations to Hit This Summer, Casey Lesser, June 29
Art F City, This Week’s Must See Events: Beach Blanket Bingo, Rhett Jones, June 28
The New York Times, Galleries Shift Shape to Survive in Changing Art World, Roberta Smith, June 23
Art Viewer, Beverly Semmes & Larissa Bates at Topless, June 23
The Wave, Beverly Semmes & Larissa Bates at Topless, Rebecca Ellis, June 17
TimeOut New York, Beverly Semmes & Larissa Bates at Topless, June
The Broad Channel Free Press, What’s The Latest in Art? Topless Gallery Re-Opens, Dan Guarino, June 6
Artspace, “Collector Susan and Michael Hort’s Favorite Works from Frieze, NADA and Beyond”, May 7
ArtNews, Here Is The Exhibitor List for NADA New York 2016, M.H. Miller, March 18

2015

Artforum, Artist’s Artist: Anna Glantz at Topless, The Best of 2015 Issue, Dana Schutz, December
HEAPS Magazine, 毎夏、僕と君の特別で秘密の場所, Shimpei Nakagawa, November
Daily Lazy, Timbuktu at Topless / NY, August 26
The Wave, Timbuktu at Topless, Dan Guarino, August 21
Art Viewer, Timbuktu at Topless, August 24
Art Viewer, Quite Fairly Rather at Topless, August 5
Art Viewer, Sam Davis at Topless, July 21
WAX Magazine, Topless in Rockaway, July 21
HYPERALLERGIC, Painting the Nocturnal Journeys of Solitary Travelers, Anthony Cudahy, July 13
Paper Magazine, The 10 Must-See Art Shows to Check Out in July, Kate Messinger, July 1
The L Magazine, Back to the Beach: Topless Gallery’s Second Season, Paul D’Agostino July 1
New York Magazine, My Secret Summer: NY Insider’s Tips, June 14
The Wave, Topless Returns, Dan Guarino, June 12

2014

Eyes Towards the Dove, Topless Gallery, Rockaway Beach, NY, Katy Diamond Hamer, July 26
The WILD Magazine, Art Talks with Topless Gallery, Kate Messinger, July 11
NY1 News, Temporary Art Gallery Moves into Sandy-Damaged Space, June 28 (TV Broadcast)
The New York Times, Finally, a Tide of Celebration in the Rockaways, Melena Ryzik, June 26 (Print)
The Rockaway Times, Topless is Another Word for Art, Bianca Fortis, June 25 (Print)
ArtnetNews , An Artist Run Gallery Emerges in the Rockaways, Cait Munro, June 25
DNAinfo New York , Artists Revitalize Empty Rockaway Storefront, Katie Honan, June 23
Bedford & Bowery, Rockaway’s Art Scene Just Got Topless, Daniel Maurer, June 16