Jen Bervin is a visual artist and writer whose works combine text and textiles with conceptual elements and a minimalist’s eye for the poetic and essential.
In conjunction with Tufts University’s Silk Lab, Bervin is currently completing the Silk Poems, written nanoscale on silk film and read as a projection with fiber-optic light. This project includes consulting nanotechnology and biomedical labs as well as over thirty international textile archives, medical libraries, and sericulture sites in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The project is supported by a 2013 Creative Capital Grant in Literature, a 2014 Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship, and will premiere at MASS MoCA in 2016.
Her work has been exhibited at venues like the Walker Art Center, The Power Plant, MCA Denver, and The Eli and Edythe Broad Museum, and is held in more than thirty international collections, including Stanford University, Yale University, and The J. Paul Getty Museum.