Jenna Jerman is a Brooklyn-based artist and abortion rights activist. Working primarily in water- and wax-based mediums, her work explores expressions of and reactions to women's anger, and their relation to hope and transformation. Her work weaves together the abstract and the representational, and often includes grotesque and biomorphic forms that evoke sexual and reproductive organs and processes, intimacy, and discomfort.
With a background in public health, Jenna has worked in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights for over 15 years. The majority of her career focused on advancing access to abortion rights and services, where she was a major contributor to the scientific literature of abortion access, and serves as the Director of Abortion Access Strategy for Planned Parenthood Federation of America. This background heavily informs and influences her artwork, much of which questions what would be possible if women and gender non-conforming individuals and communities had the freedom and power to fully shape their own futures & lives.
BLACK LIVES MATTER.