The Jenni Crain Foundation

Jenni Crain (1991–2021) was an esteemed artist and curator who passed away suddenly due to complications related to Covid-19. She was widely recognized for her original minimalist sculpture and curatorial projects that championed under-recognized women artists as well as for her rigorous scholarship and writing. Crain was a passionate and tireless advocate of artists and art. Throughout her life, she built a vast community of friends, collaborators, and colleagues whose work she drove forward with generosity, sensitivity, and the deep probing intelligence with which she considered the world.

The Foundation preserves her legacy by supporting transformative projects by artists, curators, and writers of any age at early or pivotal stages of their career.

In honor of her memory, The Jenni Crain Foundation provides grants in two areas:
1. Finishing funds toward the completion of a significant project ranging from an exhibition, arts publication, or work of art across disciplines and forms.
2. Support for original research which may include travel, accommodation, and any funds required for accessing or studying materials.

Donations may be mailed to the address below or made online by clicking here.

A fundraising bandana featuring Crain’s work may be purchased by clicking here. An image of the bandana can be viewed by clicking here.

The Jenni Crain Foundation
130 Third Avenue
Brentwood, NY 11717
info@JenniCrainFoundation.com

Jenni Crain

Works

62A_Jenni_Crain_Untitled 7_2021

Untitled VII (Sections I, II, III), 2021. White oak. Left to right: Section I, 5.5 x 18.75 x 5.5 inches; Section II, 18.75 x 29.75 x 5.5 inches; Section III, 8.75 x 18.75 x 5.5 inches

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Untitled (Monarch Migration Grove, MX), 1998 / 2021. Photographic print on Kodak Royal Paper. 4 x 6 inches (Photograph)

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64A-Jenni Crain-Study IV

Study IV, 2020. Walnut, glass. 6 x 6 x 12 inches

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65A-Jenni Crain-Study III

Study III, 2020. Walnut. 8 x 15 1/2 x 2 inches

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66A-Jenni Crain-Study II

Study II, 2019. Walnut. 3 x 3 x 3 inches

67A-Jenni Crain-Study I

Jenni Crain Study I, 2019. Walnut. 6 9/16 x 3 5/8 x 1 4/8 inches

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Jenni Crain Untitled VI, 2019. Baltic birch plywood, cotton canvas, bass wood. 12 x 72 x 90 inches

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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

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76A-JenniCrain-Untitled

Jenni Crain Untitled (Diptych), 2016 / 2019. Chromogenic prints, framed. 11 7/16 x 13 11/16 inches each (framed)

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Jenni Crain Untitled, 2016 / 2019. Chromogenic print, framed. 11 7/16 x 13 11/16 inches (framed)

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Jenni Crain Untitled, 2016 / 2018. Chromogenic print, framed. 11 7/16 x 13 11/16 inches (framed)

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Jenni Crain Untitled, 2016 / 2018. Chromogenic print, framed. 11 7/16 x 13 11/16 inches (framed)

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Untitled IV, 2018. Baltic birch plywood, cotton canvas and bass wood. 9 1/8" x 81 1/2" x 34"

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Untitled V (Valeria Home), 1948/2018. Silver gelatin print. 11" x 9 3/4" inches" (framed)

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83A-JenniCrain-Untitled1

Untitled I, 2017. Cement board, baltic birch plywood, hardware. 62 1/4” x 112 1/4” x 6”

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Untitled II, 2017. Cotton canvas, baltic birch plywood, bass wood, hardware. 4 1/4” x 38 3/4” x 38 3/4”

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Untitled III, 2017. Silver gelatin print. 9 1/2” x 11 7/8” x 1” (framed)

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86A-IfandWhen

If and When, 2017. Cotton canvas, baltic birch plywood, hardware. 54 1/4” x 23 1/4” x 1 1/2”

87A-Of-light

A & B (...not of light on things but of things in light), 2016. Archival pigment prints, framed. Diptych. Each 31” x 23”

88A-Bench

bench (...a thing is not itself until it contains what we want), 2016. Baltic birch plywood. 85” x 15” x 18”

89A-W.-Support

with support (...a thing is not itself until it contains what we want), 2016 Baltic birch plywood. 85” x 15” x 18”

90A-flat-white

Immersion & Accumulation, 2016. Archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle Museum German Etching paper. 17 1/2” x 21” framed

91A-Bent-To-Its-Own-Image-1

Bent To Its Own Image (1), 2015. Optical print on Kodak Royal paper, adhesive photo corners. 4” x 6”. Bent To Its Own Image (2), 2015. Inkjet print on Hahnemuhle Museum Etching paper, baltic birch plywood cleat, museum board facing, pass-through hinge, BEVA adhesive, hardware. 44” x 1.5” x 64”

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91E-Jenni Crain-Gesture 6

Gesture 6, 2016. Baltic birch plywood, cotton canvas, bass wood. 4’4” x 8 1/4” x 4 1/2”

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92A-Gesture-5

Gesture 5, 2015. Baltic birch plywood, glass vitrine. 62” x 17” x 18”

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Gesture 4, 2015. Tempered glass, baltic birch plywood, hardware. 4' 4" x 8 1/4" x 4' 1/2"

94A-Gesture-4-Detail

Gesture 4, 2015. Tempered glass, baltic birch plywood, hardware. 4' 4" x 8 1/4" x 4' 1/2"

95A-Gesture-3

Gesture 3, 2015. Cement board, baltic birch plywood, hardware. 4' x 8" x 4'

96A-Gesture-2

Gesture 2, 2015. Tempered glass, stainless steel base, hardware. 4' 4" x 8 1/4" x 4' 1/2"

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Gesture 1, 2015. Cement board, baltic birch plywood, hardware. 4' x 8" x 4’

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Gesture (Painting 1), 2015. Pastel and cold medium wax on canvas, aluminum frame. 4’ x 4’

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Gesture (Painting 2), 2015. Pastel and cold medium wax on canvas. 4’ x 4’