Reading and Conversation with Jen Bervin and Matthew Goulish
Seminary Coop Bookstore
Chicago, Illinois
February 3, 2018
Voices: Jen Bervin
Gallery 400 and the School of Art and Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
February 6, 2018
Conversation: Artists’ Talk with Jen Bervin, Jeanne Dunning, and Susy Bielak
Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois
February 21, 2018
Graduate Noon Hour Lecture Series: Jen Bervin
Department of Fiber and Material Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
February 21, 2018
Guest Lecture, Sonya Clark and Darryl Harper's "Embodied Knowledge" Class
Amherst College
Amherst, Massachusetts
March 27, 2018
MVR: Jen Bervin
Pioneer Works
Brooklyn, New York
May 8, 2018
Artist's Talk and Reception
Des Moines Art Center
Des Moines, Iowa
October 18, 2018


Vermont Studio Center Writing Program Residency
Johnson, Vermont
February 7–12, 2019
SETI Artist in Residence
Mountain View, CA
Haystack: Tactile Notation Workshop
Deer Isle, Maine
Session 2: June 24-July 6, 2018
Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities Artist in Residence, Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
January 8–March 24, 2018


Getty Research Institute
Artists and their Books, Books and their Artists
Curated by Marcia Reed, Glenn Phillips
Los Angeles, California
June 26–October 28, 2018
Des Moines Art Center
Jen Bervin: River
Curated by Alison Ferris
Des Moines, Iowa
October 18, 2018–January 2019

Recent Publications

Artists and their Books, Books and their Artists
Exhibition Catalogue by Marcia Reed and Glenn Phillips
Getty Research Institute, 2018
Nät, translated into Swedish by Niclas Nilsson
Poetry / Artist Book by Jen Bervin
Rámus, 2018
Strange Oscillations and Vibrations of Sympathy
Exhibition catalogue by Kendra Paitz
University Galleries at Illinois State University, 2017
Wonder: 50 Years RISD Glass
Denise Markonish, Rachel Berwick, and Jocelyne Prince, eds.
Rhode Island School of Design, 2017
Silk Poems
Poetry / Artist Book by Jen Bervin
Nightboat Books, 2017
Emily Dickinson: The Gorgeous Nothings
Hardcover book by Marta Werner & Jen Bervin, Eds.
Christine Burgin and New Directions, 2013, 2017
Emily Dickinson: Envelope Poems
Hardcover book by Marta Werner & Jen Bervin, Eds.
New Directions and Christine Burgin, 2016
Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder
Exhibition catalogue by Denise Markonish, with Lawrence Weschler, Sean Foley, Maria Popova, Jill Tarter, Mary Ruefle, Sam Green, and others
Prestel, 2016
Threads Talk Series
Anthology by Steve Clay, Kyle Schlesinger, eds.
Granary Books & Cuneiform Press, 2016
Excursus I-IV
Exhibition sourcebook by Alex Klein
Institute of Contemporary Art, 2014


Visiting artist Jen Bervin weaves interdisciplinary stories across Northwestern

When artist Jen Bervin first visited Northwestern University’s Block Museum of Art in spring 2017, she launched into a two-day whirlwind tour, taking part in more than 20 conversations with faculty and students that spanned the fields of engineering, nanotechnology, computer science, poetry and

Martha Ronk reviews Silk Poems

"Like all of Bervin’s projects, this one is based on the fusion of text and the material world, and on careful, extensive research... She makes 'interdisciplinary' seem too narrow a word to describe the scope of the work, and her singular fabrication of wonder...Silk Poems is a stunningly original book, capacious in all ways, witty, serious, informative, immersive, an intersection of the life of silk and the life of human beings. Its reach is wide and generous.” 

Selected Press

Jen Bervin’s work has been covered in national and international publications and media outlets such as NPR, The Nation, Artforum, Art in America, Frieze, The New York Times, Times Literary Supplement, Hyperallergic, and The New Yorker.

Voices: Jen Bervin
Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV) Arts, Music, and Film
February 15, 2018
Readings in Contemporary Poetry: Jen Bervin and Bernadette Mayer
Dia Art Foundation
November 14, 2017
Review: Silk Poems by Jen Bervin
Martha Ronk, Constant Critic
October 30, 2017
Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin
Poets & Writers
October 11, 2017
Jen Bervin: Artist as Researcher
Stuart Kestenbaum, Make/Time Podcast
October 17, 2017
Bervin’s Nanoscale Ode to the Silkworm
Simone Solondz, RISD News + Events
October 6, 2017
Review: Silk Poems by Jen Bervin
Publishers Weekly
August 18, 2017
Art + Engineering Interview: Jen Bervin
Susy Bielak, Block Museum
February 14, 2017
Art + Engineering: Jen Bervin on her poetic and material influences
Abigail Kamen, NU Block Museum
June 7, 2017
R23 Interview: Jen Bervin
Rauschenberg Residency
February 2017
An Interview with Jen Bervin
Henry Ace Knight, Asymptote Journal
Spring 2017 Issue
Emily Dickinson's Singular Scrap Poetry
Dan Chiasson, The New Yorker
December 5, 2016
Jen Bervin and Dianna Frid
Artist to Artist Interview, BOMB
Issue 137, Fall 2016 Print Issue
Artist Inserts a Poem Into Silk Biosensors
Christina Cerqueira, Al Jazeera Plus (AJ+)
June 6, 2016
Venture Philanthropy for the Arts, for Innovation
Ruby Lerner, Stanford Social Innovation Review
May 31, 2016