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

The Air Is An Absence Held
Ray Smith Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Jenni Crain, Kristen Van Deventer, Nick Fusaro, Aidan Koch, Adam Kremer, Hanne Lippard, Joseph Montgomery, Boru O’Brien O’Connell, G.T. Pellizzi, Carolyn Salas, Will Stewart
September 12 – September 20, 2015

I put my hand in front of my face to shield the sun.

My eyes closed, the rosen hue dimmed to grey black blue.

Eyes closed and arms outstretched, I lean into, with, within the engaged negation.

I, myself, the indivision intercepting that which I gestured to absorb.

Complementary shades pitched in their own projection.

An impressioned foothold on each impending plane.

This extension reciprocally reflected in a repeated approach to some thing concrete.

Organized by Jenni Crain. Presented with Bruno Smith.

Hanne Lippard Lostisms, 2011

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Nick Fusaro Untitled (White Canvas), 2015. Magic-Sculpt over panel. 22 ¼ x 1 ¼ x 24 ¼ inches

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Adam Kremer Like Water, Part I, 2015. Enamel coated tin plates, mirror. Dimensions Variable - Approx. 14 x 10 x 3 inches

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Joseph Montgomery Image Two Hundred Twenty Five, 2013. Oil, stain, acrylic, polystyrene, and joint compound on pine MDF. 16 x 7 ½ x 2 ½ inches

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G.T. Pellizzi Moire Abstraction (Fig. 1), 2015. Moire, plywood, and cotton. 25 ½ x 5 x 60 inches

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Boru O’Brien O’Connell Untitled, 2015. Powder coated brass. 8.5 x 11 x 6 inches

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Jenni Crain Gesture 1, 2015. Cement board, baltic birch plywood, hardware. 4 ft x 8 in x 4 ft

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Aidan Koch QQQ, 2015. Digital print on silk, brass. 22 ½ x 32 1/2 inches

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Adam Kremer Reflection Interrupted (Two Delft Plates) Diptych, 2015. Photographic print on archival board, museum glass, aluminum frame. 8 x 10 inches each (Print), 16 x 20 inches each (Framed)

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Nick Fusaro Untitled (White Canvas), 2015. Magic-Sculpt over panel. 93 x 3 x 72 inches

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Jenni Crain Gesture 5, 2015. Baltic birch plywood, glass vitrine. 62 x 17 x 18 inches

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Kristen Van Deventer Ethan, 2013. Pastel, oil, and graphite on canvas over panel. 16 x 12 inches

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Joseph Montgomery Image Two Hundred Forty Seven, 2014. Lacquer, oil, acrylic, aqua resin, joint compound, polystyrene, fiberglass, MDF. 57 ½ x 33 x 6 inches

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Boru O’Brien O’Connell Untitled, 2014. Laser burned plywood. 42 x ¾ x 84 inches

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Adam Kremer Like Water, Part II, 2015. Enamel coated tin plates, mirror. Dimensions Variable; Apprx. 25 x 10 x 3 inches

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Carolyn Salas Untitled (No. 9), 2015. Aqua resin, fiberglass, paint. 32 x 27 ½ x 4 inches

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Aidan Koch She stood, hips tilted, shifting her weight to the ball of her left foot, 2015. Ceramic and digital print on silk. 11 ¾ x 10 ¼ x 38 inches

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Jenni Crain Gesture 2, 2015. Tempered glass, stainless steel, hardware. 4 ft 4 in x 8 ¼ x 4 ½ inches

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Boru O’Brien O’Connell Ten Prompts, 2014. Silver gelatin print. 16 x 18 inches

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Will Stewart An Arrangement with Assorted Space Trash, 2015. Wood, stone, felt, glue, dirt, paper, plaster. Dimensions Variable

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Will Stewart An Arrangement with Assorted Space Trash, 2015. Wood, stone, felt, glue, dirt, paper, plaster. Dimensions Variable

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Will Stewart An Arrangement with Assorted Space Trash, 2015. Wood, stone, felt, glue, dirt, paper, plaster. Dimensions Variable

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Will Stewart An Arrangement with Assorted Space Trash, 2015. Wood, stone, felt, glue, dirt, paper, plaster. Dimensions Variable