Please join us in welcoming July resident artist Jenie Gao @jeniegao ! Jenie (she/they) is a full-time artist, creative director, and entrepreneur. She runs an anti-gentrification arts business specializing in printmaking, public art, social practice, and storytelling. She consults for cultural organizations and the public sector on equity and ethics. Jenie pulls from personal and professional experiences as a second-generation Taiwanese- Chinese American, woman of color, and descendant of working-class immigrants. Before founding their business, Jenie worked in the museum industry, public education, and manufacturing sectors. Through their cross-section of experiences, Jenie has become attuned to artists’ labor, cultural power, and institutional accountability issues. She runs a paid apprenticeship program and has thus far mentored 25 emerging artists.
Please stay tuned and mark your calendar for Jenie’s free public woodblock printmaking workshop here at Ma’s House on Friday, August 4th at 6pm!