Jennie Maydew is an artist and educator in Queens, New York. Applying traditional craft methods to achieve modern utility, she constructs wearable vessels that evoke the itinerancy of home. The portability of these vessels suggests a sentimentality for objects and a contrasting demand for practical function. Centered on the dichotomy between the precious and the ordinary, the work explores a curiosity about the objects we cherish and the objects so ubiquitous they become invisible.
Jennie Maydew holds a BFA in Textiles and Art Education and was awarded the Windgate Fellowship in 2016 as an emerging craft artist. She is a 2019-2020 fellow with Art21 and currently teaches youth and adults in Brooklyn.
Jennie leads frequent textiles classes in the New York City area. View upcoming workshops to learn more.
Be in touch at jenmaydew[at]gmail.com