Jen Clay creates elaborate installations and performances which feature non-human forms who speak to the audience through audio or sewn messages to make fear, anxiety, and uncertainty approachable.
She has created performances for institutions including the Girls’ Club Collection, and Norton Museum of Art. Recent projects include “Welcome to Me & You”, a large site-specific installation at Young At Art Museum, Davie FL. Clay was awarded the 2019 South Florida Cultural Consortium fellowship for her wearable works. A short segment on her practice, “Jen Clay: The Texture of Anxiety“ won a 2020 regional Emmy through South Florida PBS.
Clay earned a BFA in Sculpture from UNCC Charlotte and an MFA in Sculpture from UFL with a minor in behavior analysis.