Jini Tanenhaus ’69

At Sarah Lawrence, I studied painting and print making. I left fine arts due to my political awakening and went healthcare as a Physician Assistant. That work consumed much of my life until recently, but I always made art. More recently my work has become about my emotional and spiritual journey. I made a series of headdresses that I called “My Tribe”, which represented those aspects of myself that I felt had been exiled. Most recently I’ve been working on a series of folk saints and shrines that are imbued with spirit.

Mixed media and detail, F.K.A. Saint, High PriestessF.K.A. Saint, The High Priestess (and detail), mixed media, 2020

Mixed media, Death Embrace (exterior and interior), 2019Death Embrace (exterior and interior), mixed media, 2019