Jenna Gribbon



Jenna Gribbon was born in 1978 in Knoxville, USA, and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received her MFA from Hunter College. Gribbon’s paintings of nudes pay homage to the moment when light touches skin. Her lush brush strokes capture her friends, son and girlfriend in intimate portraits. Her work carefully examines the implications and responsibilities of looking through what she calls a ‘scopophilic feedback loop’. Thereby, the titles provide a key for a complete understanding of her works. As she rarely finishes a canvas within one sitting, Gribbon often builds her work on the basis of photographs as a means of how we memorise and experience. Gribbon’s paintings of those closest to her vividly capture instants of pure joie de vivre. Her work has been exhibited widely in the USA, Germany, UK, South Korea, Norway, Finland and Switzerland.

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Solo Exhibitions


two person show with Agnes Varda, Simm Smith, London (UK) (upcoming)

solo show, Fredericks & Freiser, New York (USA) (upcoming)


Jenna Gribbon, Tennis Elbow, New York (USA)

Regarding Me Regarding You, GNYP Gallery, Berlin (Germany)

GAY GAY GAY!, Howard’s Gallery, Athens (Georgia, USA)


When I Looked at You the Light Changed, Fredericks & Freiser, New York (USA)


I promise I won’t paint you while you’re sleeping, Modern Love Club, New York (USA)


re: The Mirrored Veil, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York (USA)


Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica (USA)

Visions of an Insomniac Soothsayer, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York (USA)


Empty Paintings and Imaginary Sculptures, Sarah Bowen Gallery, Brooklyn (USA)

Group Exhibitions


Romancing the mirror, MoCA, Jacksonville (USA)

Sound and Color, Miles McEnery Gallery, New York (USA)

If On a Winters Night a Traveler, Mamoth, London (UK)

To Paint is to Love Again, Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles (USA)


Matthew Brown Gallery, Los Angeles (USA)

Meet me in the Bathroom: The Art Show, The Hole, New York (USA)

THEM, Galerie Perrotin, New York (USA)

They Catch Feelings, I Catch Bodies, Sim Smith Gallery, London (UK)

Paint, Also Known as Blood: Women, Affect, and Design in Contemporary Painting, Museum of Modern Art of Warsaw, Warsaw (Poland)

Damn! The Defiant, Fredericks & Freiser, New York (USA)


Sweet Cheeks, Big Pictures Gallery, Los Angeles (USA)

Skins, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn (USA)

Another History, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York (USA)

Summer of Love, Freight + Volume Gallery (USA)

4 Artists, Fredericks & Freiser, New York (USA)

A Rose is a Rose is a Rose, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York (USA)

The Therapist’s Office, 1969 Gallery, New York (USA)


Body-ody-ody, 205 Project Space, New York (USA)

Implied, Here Performing Arts Center, New York (USA)


Olimpia’s Eyes, Zevitas Marcus Gallery, Los Angeles (USA)

Power Flower, Magic Beans Gallery, Berlin (Germany)


Sargent’s Daughters, Sargent’s Daughters Gallery, New York (USA)


Secret, The Secret Space, Brooklyn (USA)


Cleopatra’s Presents, Leo Koenig Inc. Projekte, New York (USA)

Autosuggestion, 267 Elizabeth Street, New York (USA)

America Exhibition, Babel Kunst, Trondheim (Norway)

7:10, National Arts Club, New York (USA)

Realism — The Adventure of Reality, Kunsthalle der Hypo- Kulturstiftung, Munich (Germany)

Realism — The Adventure of Reality, Kunsthalle Emden, Emden (Germany)


Everybody, Envoy Gallery, New York (USA)

My Strawberry Roan - New Art From America, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki (Finland)


Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica (USA)

With Teeth, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York (USA)

The Magical Mundane, BucketRider Gallery, Chicago (USA)

INADMISSABLE!, HP Garcia Gallery, New York (USA)

MoCA Salutes the Young Movers and Shakers, Georgia Museum of Contemporary Art, Atlanta (USA)


Jenna Gribbon and Sarah Chuldenko: New Paintings, Album Co., New York (USA)