Curatorial

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.

Puppet Slam Network

From 2005 – 2016, I curated The Puppet Slam Network which supported independently produced adult puppet cabarets internationally

Handmade Puppet Dreams

In 2009 I assisted in the curation of Handmade Puppet Dreams, Volume 4, Heather Henson’s live-action puppet film series

Puppets from
the Edge

From 2006-2010, I curated evenings of short-form puppetry for adults in Orlando that featured a mix of Floridian and national puppet artists

Blood
from A Turnip 

From 2004 -2006 I curated Blood from A Turnip,  Rhode Island’s only late night puppetry salon for adults with Vanessa Gilbert in downtown Providence. 

Puppets
at Night 

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.

No Mercy:
Pippin Roe 

In 2003, I organized an exhibit for Pippin Roe that featured her paintings and collages at Tealuxe in Providence.

Day of Beauty
+ Ritual

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.

Gender Trash
+ Other Cookies

In 1998, I co-curated an evening of short films and videos with Kathleen O’Shea as part of a Radical Faerie art

1996-11-22-SE-Hori-banner-300dpi Speak Easy, Open Word Slip of the Tongue

Speak Easy

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.

SAIC

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