MALIA JENSEN

MALIA JENSEN

Brooklyn based sculptor Malia Jensen spent her formative years in rural Oregon, surrounded by artists and craftspeople who arrived there fueled by the back-to-the-land ethos of the 70s. Jensen's work embraces the spirit of the fight; combining obsessive production with conceptual bite and visual puns it celebrates absurdity and struggle with humor and beauty. Her forays into functional objects engage the user and turn ordinary actions into surrealistic moments. Her work has been exhibited widely in the NorthWest and nationally and is in the collections of The New Museum, the Bronson collection at Reed College and The Portland Art Museum as well as many private collections. She is represented in New York by Tierney Gardarin, in Chicago by Richard Gray Gallery and in Portland Oregon by Elizabeth Leach Gallery. Her work has been reviewed in Art Forum, Sculpture Magazine, Modern Painters and Plazm Magazine. 


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