Jenny Kendler (b. 1980, NYC) is an artist, naturalist, wild-forager and environmental & social entrepreneur living in Chicago. She holds a BFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art (2002, summa cum laude) and a MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2006).
Jenny Kendler’s work explores humans beings’ complex relationship(s) with the natural world.
Kendler seeks to complicate the space between Nature and Culture. As a wild forager, environmental activist, and social entrepreneur, Kendler cross-pollinates genres and mediums. She donates a portion of all profits to support biodiversity.
Coming from a family of scientists, Kendler employs language and techniques from the history of the natural sciences, and is deeply interested in intermingling scientific and artistic practices.
Kendler’s works draw us viscerally and emotionally nearer to nature, rekindling feelings of interconnectedness and wonderment. She uses delicacy, fragility, ornamentation and intricacy to echo the subtle and mysterious relationships of the natural world.
De-constructing clichés of nature, Kendler seeks to reclaim and reinvigorate our concepts of the natural world and re-sensitize us to its wonders. See More Work