Jennilie Brewster (b. 1979) is a New York-based visual artist and writer born in Maryland. Her paintings and installations investigate the connections between inner and outer landscapes. The exchange of ideas and stories between Brewster and college students in Nevada, camp kids in Pennsylvania, museum visitors in Delaware, and senior citizens in Harlem, persists after their collaborations on temporary sculptural murals. Brewster co-curates The Hustle, a reading series, Brooklyn, NY.

In 2016 with the Angelica Patient Assistance Program, Brewster started Open Doors project. Through writing, the arts, education, and mentorship, the program brings men injured by gun violence’s voices into the public sphere. Her collaborations also include We Are Our Stuff: Seeing from Above, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE (2011) and the theatrical production 64, Here Arts Center, New York, NY (2012). She is a recipient of a Ucross Foundation Fellowship, WY (2010) and a Headlands Center for the Arts Fellowship, CA (2010). She is also a recipient of a Puffin Foundation Grant. The artist holds a B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts and an M.F.A. from Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts.

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