BIO/CV  🐚


SELECT WRITING  🌿

On Fernando A. Flores’s Valleyesque

Tupelo Quarterly, September 2022

A Review of Maggie Nelson’s On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint

Tupelo Quarterly, September 2022

On Hasanthika Sirisena’s Dark Tourist

Tupelo Quarterly, September 2022

The View from Pooh Corner

Profile on the painter Robert S. Neuman for DecorMaine, The Art Issue, No. 4, June 2022

Olivia Fredricks: Spring St.

Exhibition essay for Spring St., Maine College of Art & Design, June 2021 (RISO printed by Pilar Nadal of Pickwick Independent Press)

Change With(out) a Revolution: Where Institutions Fail Us

Boston Art Review, Issue 06: Timestamp, Winter 2021

The Seduction of Marcie Bronstein’s Watercolors

Being Here: Marcie Jan Bronstein, Watercolor Paintings, for her exhibition Being Here at the Zillman Art Museum at the University of Maine, March 2020

Desire in Walking and Language

Critics Page, The Brooklyn Rail, March 2020

Essay for Megan Brady’s Paper Paintings

Publication Studio Hudson, 2020


The Affidamento of Bianca Beck and Sascha Braunig

The Chart, Vol. 5, No. 1, Winter 2019/2020

A conversation amongst two artist writers who witnessed the performance together

Written with Imani Roach for Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, Volume 15, Issue 2, May/June 2019

Second Sight: The Paradox of Vision in Contemporary Art

Art Papers — 42.04, Winter 2018/2019

Heavy Water: Erin Johnson at the Jepson Center, Savannah

BURNAWAY, March 2019

A Conversation Between Jenna Crowder and Carly Glovinski

ed. Olivia Fountain, The Lantern, December 2018

Language at the Edges of Legality: Aliza Shvarts at Artspace New Haven

Temporary Art Review, June 2018

The Poetics of Henri Paul Broyard's Interiors

The Rib, March 2018



SELECT PROJECTS  🌔

The Chart

2015–2022
online arts journal, annual print anthologies, & visiting critic programming

The Record: Indigo Arts Alliance Archive

2020–2022
co-creating and editing a new archive of artists-in-residence at Indigo Arts Alliance in Portland, Maine

Persephone in the Late Anthropocene

2021
exhibition at University of New England Galleries (co-curator with Megan Grumbling)

The Chart: Critical Communion

2020
a series of texts commissioned in response to the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and police brutality experienced in Spring 2020

The Chart: Visiting Critic Lecture Series

2019
a summer-long series of residencies, lectures, and dinners with Dr. Jordan Amirkhani, Jacquelyn Gleisner, Andy Johnson, James McAnally, and Leah Triplett Harrington

This Desire

2018
exhibition at Able Baker Contemporary (curator)

MTV Crits!

2016–17
participatory music video screenings + discussion

Persephone in the Late Anthropocene, an opera

2014–16
collaborative spoken opera

citydrift/Portland

2014
multi-site meta event (curator)




© Jenna Crowder 2007–2022 

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current reading recommendations
The Low, Low Woods
by Carmen Maria Machado & Dani

Islands of Decolonial Love by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Artful by Ali Smith