Juxtaposing raw and seductive materials and deploying metaphor, technical skill, and a dark sense of humor, Malia Jensen (b. 1966, Honolulu, HI) transforms familiar forms and subjects into poignant reflections on the human condition. Her diverse studio practice is informed by an interest in natural cycles and the fragility of the constructed systems we use to navigate the world. Jensen's work has been broadly exhibited at The Schneider Museum of Art (Ashland, OR), Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (Portland, OR), Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma, WA), New Museum (New York, NY), Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (Milwaukee, WI), Holter Museum of Art (Helena, MT), Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR), and Mesa Arts Center (Mesa, AZ). She has been an Artist in Residence at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (Captiva, FL), Ucross Foundation (Clearmont, WY), Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito, CA), and the Portland Garment Factory (Portland, OR); and a visiting artist and speaker at Whitman College (Walla Walla, WA), Southern Oregon University (Ashland, OR) Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland, OR), Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Boston, MA). She has completed several public commissions in the Northwestern United States, and her work is held in numerous public and private collections. Jensen lives and works in Portland, OR.