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Visiting Writer: Jen Bervin

Jen Bervin is a visual artist and poet who creates research-driven interdisciplinary works. She is currently a SETI Institute Artist in Residence, a program that facilitates a cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas between artists and scientists. 

Bervin’s work is the subject of solo exhibitions at the Des Moines Art Center, BRIC, and Granoff Center for the Arts at Brown University, and has been featured in exhibitions at MASS MoCA, The Power Plant in Toronto, and the Walker Art Center. She has published ten books, including Silk Poems, a book-length poem she wrote nanoscale in the form of a silk biosensor in collaboration with Tufts University’s Silk Lab.

Jen Bervin is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including The Rauschenberg Residency, Asian Cultural Council Fellowship, and a Creative Capital Grant. Her work can be found in more than thirty international collections, including Yale University, and The J. Paul Getty Museum. Bervin is a 2018 Artist in Residence at the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities and the Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University.

Visit jenbervin.com for more info. 

Earlier Event: September 2
September Arrival
Later Event: September 10
Visiting Artist: Ann Gale