Jennifer Crupi's artwork addresses the ways we communicate with each other visually, through body language. These handcrafted, interactive objects point out various gestures or postures and their associated meanings, in the hope viewers will realize the importance of how our bodies speak for us.
Jennifer received her BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art and her MFA from SUNY, The College at New Paltz. Her work has been shown in over fifty national and international exhibitions—including exhibits at the Renwick Gallery/Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC, the Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, and the Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany. Jennifer was the recipient of two New Jersey State Council of the Arts Individual Artist Fellowships (2012 and 2005) and a Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant in 2010. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including Metalsmith Magazine, and the books, Humor in Craft, 500 Necklaces and 500 Brooches by Lark Books, among others. Jennifer is Associate Professor at Kean University, Union, NJ where she has taught since 1999. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Craft, and the Samuel Dorskey Museum of Art.
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