Jen Blazina

My role as an artist is to be a record keeper of lost memories and forgotten voices. Memory is embodied in everything around us: in our culture, beliefs, objects, and ourselves. Discarded objects and those passed down to me become personal keepsakes and icons of the past, rather than overlooked or regarded as useless. My collections represent a sense of holding onto a place in time. By re-creating these keepsakes, I re-cast their history into my own voice.


Jen Blazina is a sculptor and printmaker residing in Philadelphia. Her works are included in the collections of the Neuberger Museum of Art, Imagine Museum, and the Corning Museum of Glass. She has been awarded residencies at Corning Museum of Glass; GAPP Residency, Toledo Museum of Art; Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem. She is a recipient of an Independence Foundation Grant and a National Endowment for the Arts Grant.