Jen Bervin

Jen Bervin’s multidisciplinary work results from poetic and conceptual investigations of material, and research and collaboration with artists and specialists ranging from material scientists to literary scholars. Her collaborative works activate the intersections of art and scholarship; text and textiles; reading, writing and listening; as well as those of culture, craft and technology.

Bervin’s work has been exhibited internationally at venues such as Artisterium, Tbilisi; Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne; The Power Plant, Toronto, and in the US at Des Moines Art Center, Harvard Natural History Museum, Walker Art Center and MASS MoCA. She has published 10 books including Silk Poems, Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems with Marta Werner and Nets. She has earned numerous awards, fellowships and grants from SETI Institute (2016-19), Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities and the Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University (2018), Foundation for Contemporary Art (2017), The Rauschenberg Residency (2016), Asian Cultural Council (2016), Montalvo Arts Center Lucas Artist Program (2016), Bogliasco Foundation (2014) and Creative Capital (2013).

Fall 2018 Courses

  • GLASS-431G-01 Graduate Glass I Studio
  • GLASS-433G-01 Graduate Glass III Studio

Spring 2019 Courses

  • GLASS-434G-01 Graduate Degree Project
  • GLASS-432G-01 Graduate Glass II Studio
  • GRAD-178G-01 Textual Practices Seminar
  • BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • MA, Univeristy of Denver


Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graphic Design History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles Theory + History of Art + Design