Jenny Reed is an assemblage sculptor whose work is predominantly composed of ceramics, fibers, and other craft based materials. Her works depict abstracted, whimsical representations of domestic objects and spaces. Scenes are created to depict a loose narrative in a wacky aesthetic that sparks curiosity and wonder. The mundane can exemplify the dullness in routine, yet it can also provide an opportunity to become conscious of one’s active agency in a specific time and space. She received her BFA from Northern Kentucky University and MFA from Indiana University Bloomington. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions throughout the US and most recently was showcased in Spring/Break Art Show, NY. She has also participated in workshops and residencies across the US and beyond, including Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venezia (Italy), Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and Baltimore Clayworks.
Jenny is also an arts educator and has taught in colleges, secondary school, and community centers throughout the southern midwest and in Baltimore, where she now resides. She was awarded the Lormina Salter Fellowship at Baltimore Clayworks in 2020. She is currently creating work for an upcoming community project made possible by The Maryland State Arts Council. In addition to her art practice, Jenny enjoys reading graphic novels and gardening. Her current muse is Ben, her tubby orange tabby.