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 by clicking here.

A fundraising bandana featuring Crain’s work may be purchased by clicking here. An image of the bandana can be viewed by clicking here.

The Jenni Crain Foundation
130 Third Avenue Brentwood, NY 11717

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Jenni Crain

KANSAS, New York, NY
Jenni Crain, Carey Denniston, Adam Kremer, Boru O’Brien O’Connell, Luke Stettner & Max Stolkin
August 6 – August 28, 2016

Organized amongst participating artists.


Adam Kremer Pitched Water (Second Movement), 2016. Gelatin silver print, framed. 20 x 16 inches


Luke Stettner & Max Stolkin A door slammed. On the village square the child swung his arms around, and was understood by the weather vanes and the steeple cocks everywhere, under the pelting rain., 2016. Xerox photographs, ginger and artist’s frame. 24 x 36 inches


Luke Stettner & Max Stolkin When the world is reduced to a single dark wood for our two pairs of dazzled eyes-to a beach for two faithful children-to a musical house for our clear understanding-then I shall find you., 2016. Xerox photographs, ginger and artist’s frame. 24 x 36 inches


Luke Stettner & Max Stolkin A gust of wind makes operatic cracks in the partitions, confuses the pivoting of worm-eaten roofs, blows away the walls of hearths, blots out the windows., 2016. Xerox photographs, ginger and artist’s frame. 24 x 36 inches


Adam Kremer Pitched Water (Late Spring Afternoon), 2016. Gelatin silver print, framed. 20 x 16 inches


Jenni Crain bench (...a thing is not itself until it contains what we want), 2016. Baltic birch plywood.85 x 15 x 18 inches


Carey Denniston Work prints, four, 17 May 2013, 2013. Gelatin silver prints, framed (four parts).Each 8.25 x 6.25 inches


Boru O’Brien O’Connell A pale version of what I intended to communicate, 2015. Powder coated brass (three parts). Dimensions vary


Jenni Crain A & B (...not of light on things but of things in light), 2016. Archival pigment prints, framed. Dipytch. Each 31 x 23 inches


Boru O’Brien O’Connell Placeholder (Glove), 2016. Archival pigment print. 52 x 44 inches


Jenni Crain with support (...a thing is not itself until it contains what we want), 2016 Baltic birch plywood. 85 x 15 x 18 inches