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

A Page From My Intimate Journal — Part II
Parker Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Organized by Gordon Robichaux
Wilder Alison, Leilah Babirye, Matt Connors, Jenni Crain, Stephanie Crawford, Florence Derive, Daphne Fitzpatrick, Gillian Garcia, Daniel Marcellus Givens, Janice Guy, Otis Houston Jr., Miles Huston, KIOSK / Marco ter Haar Romeny, Clifford Prince King, Elisabeth Kley, Wayne Koestenbaum, Siobhan Liddell, Rosemary Mayer, McDermott & McGough, Reverand Joyce McDonald, Matt Paweski, Signe Olson, Sanou Oumar, Kerry Schuss, Dean Spunt, Tabboo!, Ken Tisa, Frederick Weston
March 15 – June 14, 2020

Gordon Robichaux (New York) and Parker Gallery (Los Angeles) organized a gallery exchange from March through April 2020. In the spirit of collaboration, the exchange was a platform to foster and expand audiences for the two programs and their artists.

Gordon Robichaux presented an expansive group exhibition at Parker Gallery in Los Angeles: A Page From My Intimate Journal (Part II)—. The exhibition exemplifies Gordon Robichaux’s distinct vision and program, and includes artwork by artists represented by the gallery, artists who’ve collaborated with the gallery over its three-year history, as well as those who point to the program’s future.


Jenni Crain Study III, 2020. Walnut, glass. 8 x 15 1/2 x 2 inches


Study II, 2019. Walnut. 3 x 3 x 3 inches


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