Jennifer Coates is a painter based in NYC and Lakewood, PA. She has a solo show up through April 8 entitled “Pagan Forest” at the Knauer Gallery at West Chester University in PA. Other recent solo shows include “Toxic Halo” at High Noon Gallery, NY 2020, and “Correspondences” at Freight and Volume Gallery, NY.
She has collaborated with Wells Chandler in the show “Electric Mayhem” at Crush Curatorial, NY and with David Humphrey in the shows “Mountain Man and Uncle Fritz” at Fiendish Plots in NE and “Plush Onus” at Arts & Leisure, NY. She is the 2021 recipient of the John Koch Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a residency from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in 2019, as well as a residency at the Sharpe Walentas Studio Program in 2018-2019.
She plays violin, ukulele and sings, performing with various bands in the pre Covid times.
Books mentioned in the interview are; What Color is the Sacred by Michael Taussig, Ministry For the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson, Parable of the Sowers by Octavia Butler
and A Children’s Bible by Lydia Millet.