Jen Harris

Los Angeles, CA

Jen P. Harris (she/they) is an itinerant artist, educator, designer, and arts organizer currently based in Los Angeles. Raised in Baltimore, Jen first moved to Los Angeles after earning a B.A. in Studio Art from Yale. She cut her teeth on arts administration jobs at The Getty, LACMA, and the Peter Norton Family Foundation before moving to New York City in 2002. In New York Jen attended the M.F.A. Program in Painting at Queens College of the City University of New York, taught community printmaking classes at Booklyn and The Center for Book Arts, and began organizing independent art, film and music events at a Manhattan cafe where she worked as night manager. Since then, Jen has zig-zagged across the US and organized numerous events, gatherings, workshops, and responsive projects, including the Nasty Women in Iowa exhibition that sold over 100 artworks to raise funds for local women’s health organizations as part of an art action curatorial platform following the 2016 presidential election. From 2017-18 she served on the Board of Public Space One, an artist-run organization in Iowa City. In 2019 she co-organized an ASSEMBLY on the intersection of climate change and cultural work, with the support of NAVEL in Los Angeles.