My curatorial practice has focused on performance art with an emphasis on live puppetry in intimate settings for adult audiences, LGBTQ and sex-positive artists, puppetry on film, and interdisciplinary visual art.
From 2005 – 2016, I curated The Puppet Slam Network which supported independently produced adult puppet cabarets internationally
In 2009 I assisted in the curation of Handmade Puppet Dreams, Volume 4, Heather Henson’s live-action puppet film series
From 2006-2010, I curated evenings of short-form puppetry for adults in Orlando that featured a mix of Floridian and national puppet artists
In 2006, I curated an evening of short-form puppetry for adults at the Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline as part of a two city weekend tour.
In 1998, I curated a performance art circus celebrating spring as a time of rebirth with Kathleen O’Shea and Kokoe Johnson, and the Radical Faeries at Randolph Stret Gallery in Chicago.
In 1996, I curated Speak Easy, a text and language series at N.A.M.E. Gallery in Chicago with Lorraine Moretti and Suz Szucs.
From 1995-1997, I was part of a curatorial team that raised funds to bring Ron Athey, Vaginal Cream Davis, Kate Bornstein, Barbara Carrellas as visiting artists to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Puppet Slam Network, Jen Lynn, photo: Doug Wong
Still from Bottle Stopper Project, Martin Robinson
Blood from a Turnip, photo: Tony Yang
Day of Beauty, photo: Matt Wagner