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

La terra piatta e la dimensione lirica di un luogo come se regredire fosse inventare
Ocatagon x Maroncelli 12, Milan, IT
Curated by Jacopo Mazzetti & Matt Paweski
Alesandro Agudio, Steven Baldi, Frank Benson, Lupo Borgonovo, Costanza Candeloro, Jenni Crain, Ava Kaufman, Matt Keegan, Aidan Koch, Mary Manning, Beatrice Marchi, Jacopo Mazzetti, Monique Mouton, Sanou Oumar, Diego Perrone, Lisa Rampilli, Margherita Raso, Jacob Robichaux, Andrea Romano, Andrea Sala, Asha Schechter
April 2019


Jenni Crain Study I, 2019. Walnut. 6 9/16 x 3 5/8 x 1 4/8 inches