Jenine Shereos is an American artist who uses textile techniques alongside natural and organic materials to explore the complex and tenuous relationship between humans and the natural world. While her oeuvre includes installation, photography and sculptural works, she is best known for her intricately crafted leaves stitched entirely with human hair.
The work of Jenine Shereos has been exhibited widely both nationally and internationally and included in exhibitions at Centraal Museum in Utrecht, Netherlands; Musée Jean Lurçatet de la tapisserie contemporaine in Angers, France; Museo dell'Arte Fabbrile e delle Coltellerie in Maniago, Italy; Muzeum Miasta Gdyni in Gdynia, Poland; The Montreal Center for Contemporary Textiles in Montreal, Canada; and Long Beach Museum of Art in Long Beach, California. Her work has also been featured in The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Frame Magazine, and Mary Schoeser’s publication; Textiles: The Art of Mankind.
Jenine Shereos is a recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Crafts, and The Rogers Fellowship for Textile Arts at The Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, Georgia. She is currently a Visiting Lecturer in the Fibers Department at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, Massachusetts.
*Photo by Xavier Letteron