Kristen Jensen

Kristen Jensen is a Brooklyn based artist that works across sculpture, drawing, and performance.


Kristen Jensen
Four, 2021
burnished earthenware, new and used towels, moire, muslin, metal, and heating elements
7½ x 27 x 35 in.

She received her MFA from Hunter College, New York, NY and her BFA from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. She has received fellowships through the Jerome Foundation and Lighthouse Works and has been awarded residencies at Shandaken Projects at Storm King, Abrons Art Center, and others. Jensen makes containers that metaphorically represent the emotional and psychological complexities of her experience through a combination of hand built ceramics and fabric sculptures made from used textiles. The complexities often find form through her use of unpredictable elements such as local clays and variables like atmospheric firing methods. These processes become collaborators in the ceramic vessels, often upending her original intentions. The results are cradled in fabric forms with traces of wear and history, creating an invitation for viewers to memorialize their own lived experiences.


Link to Kristen Jensen exhibition page

Lizzie Gill and Kristen Jensen

January 28, 2023 - April 2, 2023