Jina Valentine


Jina Valentine’s (she/her) interdisciplinary practice is informed by the intuitive strategies of American folk artists and traditional craft techniques, and interweaves histories latent within found texts, objects, narratives, and spaces. Her practice has received recognition and support from the Graham Foundation, NC Arts Council, Art Matters, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation. She has exhibited at venues including The Drawing Center, The Studio Museum in Harlem, the CUE Foundation, the Elizabeth Foundation, and MCA Chicago. She is also co-founder of Black Lunch Table (with Heather Hart), an oral history archiving and Wikipedia project. Jina received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon and her MFA from Stanford. She is currently an Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.