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," with Imani Roach, 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


The Chart

online arts journal, annual print anthologies, & visiting critic programming

The Record: Indigo Arts Alliance Archive

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

Persephone in the Late Anthropocene

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

The Chart: Critical Communion

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
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
exhibition at Able Baker Contemporary (curator)

MTV Crits!
participatory music video screenings + discussion

Persephone in the Late Anthropocene, an opera
collaborative spoken opera

multi-site meta event (curator)

© Jenna Crowder 2007–2022 


current reading recommendations
My Meteorite
by Harry Dodge

A History of My Brief Body by Billy-Ray Belcourt
Summer Solstice: An Essay by Nina MacLaughlin