Jenny Perlin is an artist working in Brooklyn. Her practice in 16mm film, video and drawing works with and against the documentary tradition, incorporating innovative stylistic techniques to emphasize issues of truth, misunderstanding, and personal history. In her films, Perlin often utilizes hand-drawn animations that embrace the technical quirks of analog technologies. Her projects look closely at ways in which social machinations are reflected in the smallest fragments of daily life.
Her films have been shown as single-channel works and multi-channel installations at numerous national and international venues including the Guggenheim Museum, Mass MoCA, MoMA, and Guangzhou Triennial, Berlin and Rotterdam film festivals.
She received her BA from Brown University in Literature and Society (Modern Culture and Media), her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Film, and completed postgraduate studies at the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York.She is currently teaching at the University of Pennsylvania, the Cooper Union, and The New School in New York.
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Image: Jenny Perlin, Perlin Papers. Courtesy of the artist.