Jen Bervin

About

Jen Bervin

Jen Bervin is an artist and poet whose research-driven interdisciplinary works weave together art, writing, science and life in a complex yet elegant way. She is a SETI Institute Artist in Residence, a program that facilitates a cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas between artists and scientists. 

Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Des Moines Art Center; BRIC, Brooklyn; and the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts at Brown University, Providence; and featured in exhibitions at MASS MoCA; Getty Research Center, Los Angeles; Yale University, New Haven; The Morgan Library and Museum, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Power Plant, Toronto; and Artisterium, Tbilisi.

Bervin has published ten books, including Silk Poems—a long-form poem presented both as a book (Nightboat Books, 2017) and as an implantable biosensor made from liquefied silk developed in collaboration with Tufts University’s Silk Lab.

Bervin is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including Foundation for Contemporary Art (2017), The Rauschenberg Residency (2016), Asian Cultural Council Fellowship (2016), LAP Fellowship, Montalvo Arts Center (2016), Bogliasco Fellowship, Liguria Study Center (2016), Fitt Artist in Residence, Literary Arts, Brown University (2015), and a Creative Capital Grant (2013).

Her work has been covered in media outlets such as Huffington Post, NPR, The Nation, LA Times, Artforum, Frieze, Hyperallergic, The New Yorker, and The New York Times, and can be found in more than thirty international collections. 

Bervin is a 2018 Artist in Residence at the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities hosted by the Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, and will teach through Art Theory and Practice.


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