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Jenine Haard

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Boston, MA , U.S.A.
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Email: jenine@jeninehaard.com
URL: http://www.jeninehaard.com

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Biography

Jenine Haard is a sculptor and installation artist specializing in fiber and textile processes. Haard's work has been included in exhibitions at Raid Projects and Gallery 825 in Los Angeles; the Arts and Literature Laboratory in New Haven, Connecticut, and galerie sei-un-do in Zurich, Switzerland. In addition, Haard's work will be included in an exhibition at the Congress center in Balatonfured Hungary, and Vizavarosi Gallery in Budapest in 2008.

Jenine Haard is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the Marilyn Werby Memorial Scholarship, the Peter and Masha Plotkin Foundation Grant, and Best of Show and First Place Sculpture in the Pomona Valley Art Association 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition. In addition, her work was recently included in the November/December '06 issue of Fiberarts Magazine.

In 2006, Jenine Haard received her MFA from California State University, Long Beach. She currently lives and works in Boston.

Artist Statement

Using the language of textiles, my most recent work explores themes of personal and collective memory. I am interested in the way our experiences of the world are absorbed through the body, and the way these experiences are then sorted through, stored, and revisited. I hope to craft poetic metaphors that speak to the existence of that which resonates just below the surface. While the elusive nature of both personal and collective memory is unseen, it is inextricably linked with our identity. Notions of containment, longing, and desire are alluded to within the work as everyday objects act as metaphor for human presence.