Jenni Crain (b. 1991, New York) is a New York based artist and curator. Recently curated exhibitions include Tee A. Corinne: Selections from the Lesbian Herstory Archives at Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis (2020); Tee Corinne: Bodies of Work at MBnb, NY (2019); March Avery at Barnard College, NY (2019); as well as exhibitions at 55 Walker (operated by Bortolami Gallery, Andrew Kreps Gallery, and kaufmann repetto), NY; Pratt Institute, Brooklyn; and Shanaynay, Paris, among others. Crain co-founded and co-directed Topless, a seasonal gallery based in Rockaway Beach, NY, from summer 2014–2016. Crain is the founder / organizer of O.O. & M.M. (Only Once & Many More), an ongoing curatorial project that encourages adaptability and deviation from standardized models of exhibition-making. Crain has recently contributed texts and essays to F Magazine (2020) and Aperture Photo Book Review (2019). In 2019, she wrote an essay and press release for March Avery's solo exhibition at Blum & Poe, New York. Crain is currently editing a Tee Corinne catalog to be published by Midway Contemporary Art, MN in 2021. As an artist, her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at Kerry Schuss Gallery, New York (2020); Parker Gallery, Los Angeles (2020); Octagon, Milan (2019); Gordon Robichaux, New York (2019, two-person with Miles Huston, 2018); Baba Yaga, Hudson, NY (2018); 321 Gallery, Brooklyn (2017); KANSAS, New York (2016); Y Gallery, New York (2015); and Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles (2014); among others. Crain has recently led lectures and discussions at CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts; Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD); Bard College; Pratt Institute; and Westreich Wagner. Crain was the director of kaufmann repetto Milan, New York from January 2016–September 2019. She is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Curatorial Studies at CCS Bard, and she is currently a curatorial fellow at CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco.
Jenni Crain, Untitled (Diptych), 2016 / 2019, Chromogenic prints, framed, 11 7/16 x 13 11/16 inches each (framed)
Jenni Crain Untitled, 2016 / 2018, Chromogenic print, framed, 11 7/16 x 13 11/16 inches (framed)
Jenni Crain, Cradle for Harry Bertoia’s Instruments (Courtesy of Val Bertoia), 2019, Harry Bertoia’s sounding instruments, baltic birch plywood, 25 1/2 x 30 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches
Jenni Crain, Study I, 2019, Walnut, 6 9/16 x 3 5/8 x 1 4/8 inches
Jenni Crain, Untitled (6), 2019, Baltic birch plywood, cotton canvas, bass wood, 12 x 72 x 90 inches