Jen Bervin is an interdisciplinary artist and poet whose conceptually driven works weave together art, writing, science and life in a complex yet elegantly simple way. Her work also explores acts of reading, writing, listening through the lens of craft and technology to facilitate cross-cultural, feminist critique.
Recent major projects include Silk Poems, a poem written nanoscale in the form of a silk biosensor in collaboration with Tufts University’s Silk Lab. She is currently a SETI Institute Artist in Residence, a program that facilitates a cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas between artists and scientists.
Her 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 group exhibitions at MASS MoCA, MCA Denver, The
Power Plant in Toronto, and the Walker Art Center.
Bervin has published nine books, including Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems with Marta Werner. She has a new book, Silk Poems, forthcoming from Nightboat Books in Fall 2017.