Jenni Crain (b. 1991, New York) is a New York-based artist and curator. Most recently, Crain collaborated towards the development of March Avery’s exhibition at Blum & Poe New York (June 27–September 15, 2019), contributing a press release and catalogue essay accompanying the exhibition. The development of this exhibition followed a solo exhibition of March Avery’s works curated by Jenni Crain in Barnard College’s Louise McCagg Gallery in the Spring of 2019. Further recent curatorial endeavors include 'Tee Corinne: Bodies of Work' at MBnb, New York (August 2019), as well as exhibitions and programming at 55 Walker, New York; Pratt Institute, Brooklyn; and Shanaynay, Paris; among others. Crain cofounded and codirected 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. As an artist, her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at 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 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.
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