Jeni Jenkins Residency: WEEK 1
TOGETHER WE FIGHT
This week is about femmage and feminism. In Jenkins' studio practice she'll be exploring ways to create femmage portraits. For working with the public on “Feminist Friday” – patrons will learn about (and be reminded) about the fight for women’s suffrage and gender equality in the last 100 years and be provided with all the supplies to create their own nostalgic femmage 1st, 2nd and 3rd wave buttons and postcards.
Jeni Jenkins Artist Bio
As a socially engaged artist invested in enabling positive social impact by extending her practice into public spaces, Jeni Jenkins aspires to transform lives and communities through art.
Jenkins holds a B.S. in Social Science from Boise State University, with minors in Psychology, Sociology, and Fine Art, and two masters degrees from the University of Cincinnati M.A. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies as well as an MFA the School of Art at the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning.
Jenkins current practice interweaves assemblages of printmaking, collage, text, and illustration to confront the impact of the settler colonial regime on colonized bodies; construct visual identity narratives that protest injustice; subvert power; facilitate narrative shifts; and invoke empathy.
Informed by critical theories, Jenkins’s work incisively explores the physical and symbolic properties of American historical andcultural artifacts to investigate and expose the materiality of oppressive systems.