Artist Statement


Jenna Efrein is an artist and educator. The two are not mutually exclusive; in fact they are quite bound. Her work aims to unify individuals to their community through empathetic visceral responses to her objects, installations, and performances. She believes these connections will alter people’s interactions to be kinder to one another and the world around them. Presenting and teaching art are the means by which she wields her purpose. In effect, engendering world peace one moment, one person at a time. 




   Jenna Efrein grew up in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Miami (2014) from Philadelphia. She received her MFA from Alfred University School of Art and Design in Sculpture/Dimensional Studies (2009). Post graduate school she lived in Philadelphia where she maintained a studio and taught in New Jersey at Salem Community College and Rowan University. Currently, she is a Lecturer at the University of Miami in the Art and Art History, Sculpture department.  In 2014 a major piece  was acquired into the Patricia and Paul Stankard Collection. As a multimedia artist, she has participated in a variety of group shows most recently at MOCA NoMi: Intersectionality and the Wiregrass Museum, AL: B16. She had her first solo show (Feb ’16) in the Projects Space at the Mindy Solomon Gallery (Miami). Additionally, she is a resident artist at Bakehouse Art Complex in Wynwood.