“Olivia Fredricks: Spring St.” exhibition essay for Spring St., Maine College of Art, June 2021 (RISO printed by Pilar Nadal of Pickwick Independent Press)

Change With(out) a Revolution: Where Institutions Fail Us,” for Boston Art Review, Issue 06: Timestamp, Winter 2021

“The Seduction of Marcie Bronstein’s Watercolors,” for Being Here: Marcie Jan Bronstein, Watercolor Paintings, Zillman Art Museum at the University of Maine, March 2020

"Desire in Walking and Language," Critics Page: for Dr. Jessamine Batario, guest critic, The Brooklyn Rail, March 2020

Essay for Megan Brady’s Paper Paintings, Hudson: Publication Studio, 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

, ed. Vivian Ewing, Portland: Wash and Fold Press, 2017

"Ann Hirsch, IRL,"The Chart, August 2016

"The Ambling Aesthetics of PLATFORM PROJECTS/WALKS," The Chart, August 2016

"Rewriting An Unrealized History of War: Fortress Brass on Fort Gorges," The Chart, June/July 2016

"Predicting Future Weather: an interview with Anna Wolfe-Pauly & Erin Colleen Johnson," The Chart, June/July 2016


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

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)


April 22–June 28, 2021 Cove Street Arts hosts exhibition of Ellis-Beauregard Fellows and Residents, including four anthologies from The Chart
Portland, Maine

March 5–7, 2020 
The Chart hosts Art+Feminism Panel Discussion and Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Portland Museum of Art
Portland, Maine

December 2019
Awarded a 2020 Ellis-Beauregard Project Grant for The Chart

November 2019
The Chart 2019 Anthology is published

June–September 2019
The Chart presents the 2019 Visiting Critic Lecture Series
Portland, ME

April 25–28, 2019
The Chart at Common Field Convening
Friends Center, Philadelphia, PA

November 2, 2018
Noontime Talk
Readings for an Exhibition: Carly Glovinski and Jenna Crowder in Conversation
Colby Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine

October 12–14, 2018
The Chart at the Boston Art Book Fair
Boston Center for the Arts

October 5–6, 2018
The Chart at the New England Art Book Fair
SPACE Gallery

July 28, 2018
Panel Discussion on Deborah Wing-Sproul’s Durational Devices: I–V
Biddeford, Maine

March 23–May 5, 2018
THIS DESIRE: poetics + longing at Able Baker Contemporary
Portland, Maine

December 27, 2017
Wash and Fold Press: Enter Rural Scene

November 2–5, 2017
The Chart at Common Field Convening
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, Los Angeles

October 12, 2017
Field Perspectives 2017
"Airing Out Ambivalence: on cultural care and the allure of judgment" by Ellen Tani was commissioned by The Chart as part of Field Perspectives 2017.

October 6–7, 2017
The Chart at the New England Art Book Fair
SPACE Gallery, Oct 6: 5–9pm, Oct 7: 9am–5pm

September 30, 2017
MTV Crits! at Waking Windows Portland
étaín boutique, 5:30–6:30pm
Episode 6: WITCHES
featuring: Stevie Nicks, Beyoncé, and Princess Nokia (pictured)

© Jenna Crowder 2007–2022 


current reading recommendations

by s*an d. henry-smith

Glitch Feminism by Legacy Russell
A Map to the Door of No Return by Dionne Brand