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
info@JenniCrainFoundation.org

Jenni Crain

Moments Spared
Kerry Schuss Gallery, New York, NY
February 5 – February 26, 2022

Kerry Schuss Gallery and Gordon Robichaux are pleased to present Moments Spared, an exhibition of recent work by Jenni Crain on view at Kerry Schuss Gallery from February 5th to 26th, 2022. The installation is anchored by a new sculpture presented on a pedestal—a rectangular object made of walnut, with a series of slump glass discs slotted through the form—that Crain created specifically for the gallery’s large, street-facing window at 73 Leonard Street. The exhibition, its title, and the sculpture were conceived by the artist for Schuss’s space before her sudden passing in December 2021. Considered in this context, Crain’s title—Moments Spared—suggests a pause and reflection on the persistence of memory.

Inside the gallery, two of Crain’s related drawings and a printed bandana will hang on the wall. First published as a multiple by Gordon Robichaux and Post Present Medium in 2020, the brown cotton bandana features a white silkscreen of one of the drawings on view, which was created for the edition. The bandana will be reissued in Crain’s memory and will be available to order, with proceeds supporting the Jenni Crain Foundation.

Installation views from Moments Spared, Kerry Schuss Gallery, New York, NY, February 5 – 26, 2022. Courtesy Gordon Robichaux. Photo: Greg Carideo.

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Jenni Crain Moments Spared, 2022, walnut, slump glass, 13.25 x 49 x 9 inches

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Jenni Crain Untitled, 2020, pen on paper, 4 x 5.5 in (paper)

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Jenni Crain Untitled, 2020, pen on paper, 4 x 5.5 inches (paper)

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Jenni Crain Untitled, 2020, pen on paper, 8.5 x 8.5 inches (paper)