It’s a space that makes a space—the book opens to vastness.

—Jen Bervin

Jen Bervin is an interdisciplinary artist and poet. Her projects are research-driven and often weave together art, writing, textiles, science, and life. She has published ten books, including Silk Poems—presented as a long-form poem and as an implantable, silk biosensor developed in collaboration with Tufts University’s Silk Lab. She is a 2018 Artist in Residence at Northwestern University and is currently participating in the SETI Institute’s Artist in Residence program, which facilitates a cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas between artists and scientists. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Des Moines Art Center; Granoff Center for the Arts at Brown University; and featured in exhibitions at MASS MoCA, The Power Plant in Toronto, Getty Research Center in Los Angeles, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and Artisterium in Tbilisi, Georgia. She’s the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including The Rauschenberg Residency and a Creative Capital Grant.