Malia Jensen receives Creative Heights grant

February 20, 2019

Alumna Malia Jensen is a recipient of Oregon Community Foundation's Creative Heights grant in support of Nearer Nature, a project comprising four temporary sculptural installations sited throughout Oregon in 2019-2020. The first part of the project, Worth Your Salt, finds Jensen installing sculptures carved from salt licks in natural settings. This will be followed by Mourning Tides in Summer 2019 on the Oregon Coast with opportunities for the public to participate.

"Engaging with varied landscapes and both human and animal collaborators, Nearer Nature will unfurl in seasonally aligning chapters and conclude with a catalogue published in collaboration with Container Corps."

Malia Jensen (b. 1966, Honolulu, HI) lives and works in Portland, OR. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues and institutions including the Melbourne International Arts Festival (Melbourne, Australia), Schneider Museum of Art (Ashland, OR), Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (Portland, OR), Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma, WA), Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (Milwaukee, WI), Holter Museum of Art (Helena, MT), Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR), Mesa Arts Center (Mesa, AZ), Marian Goodman Gallery (London, England), Richard Gray Gallery (Chicago, IL), and Cristin Tierney Gallery (New York, NY). 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). Malia has been a visiting artist and speaker at Whitman College (Walla Walla, WA), Southern Oregon University (Ashland, OR), Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland, OR), and Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Boston, MA). She has completed numerous public commissions in the Northwestern United States and her work is included in many public and private collections.

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