Jenna Gribbon


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Jenna Gribbon (b. 1978) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA from Hunter College in New York. Much of her work is focused on the female nude; playing on historical gender roles, she highlights the voyeuristic aspect, so often associated with the female nude. Gribbon removes the male gaze and turns this notion of passive portrayal on its head by instead giving the subjects themselves agency, portraying them in active scenes, such as in her Polyanna Wrestlers series. Gribbon's work is also extremely intimate; she creates tangible versions of snapshots and instances in her life through the people closest to her. With a deep knowledge of art history, her portrayal of these intimate memories often also references classical domestic scenes, positioning them within the broader history of art and understanding of women in society. Her work has been exhibited widely in the USA, Germany, UK, South Korea, Norway, Finland and Switzerland. Most recently at The Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland.