Jen Bervin is an artist and poet whose research-driven interdisciplinary works weave together art, writing, science and life in a complex yet elegant way.
She is currently a SETI Institute Artist in Residence, a program that facilitates a cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas between artists and scientists. 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, and a new project in development in collaboration with Charlotte Lagarde in Suzhou, China.
Bervin has published ten books, including Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems with Marta Werner, and Silk Poems, forthcoming from Nightboat, Fall 2017. 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 exhibitions at MASS MoCA, The Power Plant in Toronto, and the Walker Art Center.