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 recently completed the Silk Poems, written nanoscale in the form of a silk biosensor. This project included consulting over thirty international nanotech and bioengineering labs, textile archives, medical libraries, and sericulture sites in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The project is supported by a Creative Capital Grant in Literature, a Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship, and is currently on view at MASS MoCA.
Her work has been exhibited at venues like the Walker Art Center, The Power Plant, 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.