Jina Valentine’s interdisciplinary practice is informed by traditional craft techniques and the intuitive strategies of American folk artists, and interweaves histories latent within found texts, objects, narratives, and spaces. Her works employ a variety of media—including drawing, papermaking, found-object collage, and radical archiving. Valentine’s work has exhibited at the Studio Museum in Harlem, The Drawing Center, and Marlborough Gallery among other venues. She has been in residence at the Cité International des Arts, Skowhegan, the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. She is also the co-founder of the Black Lunch Table audio archive and Wikipedia project, a 2016 Creative Capital awardee, and an artist fellow for the Drawing Center’s Open Sessions program.
MFA Stanford University
BFA Carnegie Mellon University
Foundations (introduction to concepts and methods employed in contemporary art)