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

You’d Give Him A Flower; He’d Keep It Forever
ZAX, Brooklyn, NY
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

Organized by Jenni Crain in tribute to ZAX.


Miles Huston & Jack Anthony


Elizabeth Jaeger


Jenni Crain


Anne Libby


Will Stewart


Linnea Kniaz


Heather McKenna


Aidan Koch