Cristin Tierney is delighted to announce that the gallery now represents artist MALIA JENSEN.
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1966 , Jensen studied at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Jensen’s art has been exhibited at institutions throughout the United States, including Portland Institute for Contemporary Art; The New Museum; the Tacoma Art Museum; the Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana; the Portland Art Museum; and the Mesa Arts Center, Arizona. Malia Jensen: Conjunctions was published in 2008 by Richard Gray Gallery and features an essay by John S. Weber.
Jensen’s sculptural works utilize a myriad of materials, including bronze, soap, polyurethane, salt, and wood. Rural roots mingle with an urban sensibility to transform familiar forms and subjects into poignant reflections on the human condition. As writer Jon Raymond has stated, Jensen’s “work has consistently gazed on the mute mysteries of nature, but always with a pronounced linguistic orientation and an almost incidental art-historical allusiveness…Jensen’s oeuvre points more forcefully in the direction of such sculptors as Robert Gober and Katerina Fritsch, arch craftspeople in whose work irony and spiritualism are hard to tell apart.” (Artforum, September 2006)
Jensen’s work will be included in the upcoming group exhibition entitled By the Sea, opening at the gallery on June 23, 2011, and she will have a solo show at the gallery in 2012.
Prior to opening the gallery at 546 West 29th Street, Cristin Tierney worked as an advisor for a number of private collectors and institutions in the United States. While continuing to work with certain long-standing advisory clients, Tierney has opened an exhibition space to promote the work of a select group of contemporary artists. Upcoming exhibitions will include projects by: Eve Sussman and the Rufus Corporation, Simon Lee, Tomas Rivas and Jorge Tacla, among others.