Jennifer Harley studies art of the African Diaspora with a focus on land and landscape. She is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn. Her practice includes collaboratively building and facilitating partnerships between art museums and community spaces, centering individuals with justice histories. She received a BFA in Sculpture and BA in Art Management at Appalachian State University and has held roles at The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum, and The Museum of the City of New York. Prior to entering the Art History and Archeology PhD program at Columbia in 2022, she worked as the School & Community Partnerships Manager at The Studio Museum in Harlem. In that role she lead partnerships with Harlem public schools and community organizations that centered queer youth, individuals experiencing houselessness, currently incarcerated individuals and individuals with justice histories.
Photo: © Jeannette Rodríguez Píneda