Jennifer Trask

born Hyannis, MA 1970
Cape Cod, Massachusetts, United States
Active in
  • Ulster Park, New York, United States

Jennifer Trask uses unlikely materials such as insect wings, rusted steel, and earth in place of precious gemstones. The artist presents natural specimens under glass and engraves the Latin species name or chemical notation on the back of each case, reminding us of the scientists and amateurs who created "curiosity cabinets" centuries ago.


Visions and Revisions: Renwick Invitational 2016
September 8, 2016January 16, 2017
Visions and Revisions presents the work of Steven Young Lee, Kristen Morgin, Jennifer Trask, and Norwood Viviano, four artists who take innovative approaches to their selected mediums and who share a fascination with themes of transformation, rui

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Renwick Invitational 2016: Visions and Revisions
Visions and Revisions celebrates the work of four contemporary craft artists—Steven Young Lee, Kristen Morgin, Jennifer Trask, and Norwood Viviano. Artworks from each artist defy expectations as they meditate on decline and decay, resilience and rebirth. Lee’s porcelain vessels, derived from Asian ceramic traditions, slump and bend, fracture and fold in the kiln. Morgin’s unfired clay assemblages explore personal nostalgia and the American Dream. Trask weaves bone, resin, metal, feathers, and insect wings in haunting jewelry. Viviano uses cast glass and maps to investigate population shifts and the fragility of communities everywhere.