The Jenni Crain Foundation

Jenni Crain (1991–2021) was an esteemed artist and curator who passed away suddenly due to complications related to Covid-19. She was widely recognized for her original minimalist sculpture and curatorial projects that championed under-recognized women artists as well as for her rigorous scholarship and writing. Crain was a passionate and tireless advocate of artists and art. Throughout her life, she built a vast community of friends, collaborators, and colleagues whose work she drove forward with generosity, sensitivity, and the deep probing intelligence with which she considered the world.

The Foundation preserves her legacy by supporting transformative projects by artists, curators, and writers of any age at early or pivotal stages of their career.

In honor of her memory, The Jenni Crain Foundation provides grants in two areas:
1. Finishing funds toward the completion of a significant project ranging from an exhibition, arts publication, or work of art across disciplines and forms.
2. Support for original research which may include travel, accommodation, and any funds required for accessing or studying materials.

Donations may be mailed to the address below or made online via PayPal or Square. Fundraising editions are available here.

The Jenni Crain Foundation
130 Third Avenue Brentwood, NY 11717

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Jenni Crain

Will You
Co-curated w. Nick Fusaro
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
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 2, 2016

Organized in celebration of, and in conjunction with, Pratt Institute’s Alumni Day 2016.


Jim Hodges Untitled (Happy Valentine’s Day), 1996. Ballpoint pen and gouache on paper. 8 x 14.5 inches


Megan Plunkett Nail Boxed on Wall? Cupboard. Split Wood Furniture? It’s Ok 07, 08, 09, 2016. Digital print in artists’ frame. 11 x 14.5 inches


Ted Gahl Twain ’89 (Exit left), 2014. Acrylic, graphite, enamel on canvas. 72 x 48 inches


Tom Forkin Untitled, 2016. Clay, glass, soot, epoxy clay. 16 x 16 x 6 inches


Britt Moseley Rain Slab; Mountain Slab; Dirt and Pond Slab, 2016. Stoneware and glaze. 18.5 x 12 x 4 inches, 18.5 x 12 x 4 inches, 11 x 13 x 2.5 inches


Nina Li Untitled, 2015. Oil on canvas. 20 x 30 inches


Zoë Field Teen Leaf, 2016. Maple leaf, aqua-resin, epoxy, graphite, steel. 68 x 8 x 6 inches


Izabelle New, With or without you (╬ Ò ‸ Ó), 2016. Copper, silk, pressed & dehydrated flowers, weeds, and other organic materials, chain, embroidery floss, glass, pearls, acrylic paint, lights. 108 x 18 inches


Tin Nguyen Can Tower, 2016. Soda cans, wire, fan, inkjet on paper, bronze rod, electrical cord. 148 x 14 x 9 inches


Heather McKenna Untitled, 2016. Graphite on cold-pressed watercolor paper. 22 x 30 inches


John Monti Flower Cluster, White Wedding, 2013-2015. Cast urethane, resin, pigmented pearl resin finish. 30 x 46 x 19 inches


Tom Forkin Untitled, 2016. Clay, glaze, 8 x 5 x 3 inches


Anthony Cudahy KoaM, 2016. Oil on canvas. 24 x 16 inches


Kate Missett Rabbit in a Flower Garden, 2008. Hand-built terracotta with Majolica glaze. 36 x 12 x 20 inches


Zoë Field Schrätlein, 2016. Platane leaf, aqua-resin, epoxy, ink, graphite, steel. 11 x 13 x 2 inches


Am Schmidt Better gym. Better price., 2015. Archival inkjet print. 30 x 20 inches