Jen Bervin


Jen Bervin

Jen Bervin is a Brooklyn-based visual artist and writer whose works often combine text and textiles with strong conceptual elements and a minimalist’s eye for the poetic and essential.

Her work has been exhibited widely at venues like the Walker Art Center, The Power Plant, and The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum and is held in more than thirty collections, including The J. Paul Getty Museum. Bervin's work receives support from Creative Capital, the Rauschenberg Foundation, and many others.

Her exhibitions and books have been covered in national and international publications and media outlets such as NPR, The Nation, Artforum, Art in America, Frieze, and The New York Times.

Jen Bervin has published four editions with Granary Books, one of the country’s most important publishers of artists’ books, and three poetry books with Ugly Duckling Presse, including Nets, a book created within a palimpsest of Shakespeare’s sonnets. Her recent book with Marta Werner, Emily Dickinson: The Gorgeous Nothings, published by New Directions with a preface by Susan Howe, was named a Best Book of the Year by the Times Literary Supplement, Hyperallergic, and The New Yorker.

Bervin has taught at Harvard University, Yale University, and Brown University, where she was a 2015 Fitt Artist-in-Residence.