“Meeting” sprang forth during the 2016 presidential election cycle. My art practice had been overcome by domestic duties but this forced its way through. On June 24, 2022 I framed and shared “Meeting” on social media in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
My practice is an investigation of ancient craft techniques filtered through the lens of contemporary art. My hands move as my predecessors’ did for thousands of years, connecting me to them and bringing their techniques through the present and into the future. My mind explores color and shape. The resulting work is formalistic and often spiritual.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jennifer Bantz is an artist based in New York City. She studied film and sociology at Ohio University and has continued her fine art education in New York City at the Textile Arts Center, The Center for Book Arts where she has also taught, and as a volunteer conservation technician at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her work has been exhibited in New York and is in collections across the United States.
© Jennifer Bantz