2020 Offsite Gallery exhibiting artist “Soft Resistance”

Jen Detlefsen is a Norfolk, Virginia-based glass artist, writer, curator, single mother, and veteran. Living and traveling abroad have awakened her curiosity about how different cultural taboos exert influence on the lives and bodies of women. Her creative practice is bound by themes of masculine/feminine dichotomy, double standards, motherhood, and literature’s impact on gender roles. Both lover and mother, Jennifer reminds the viewer that her daughters are not the result of immaculate conception, but conceived of the same passion that she pours into her work. Jen holds a BFA in Craft with a Minor in Art History from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is an alumni of the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio Assistant Residency and a 2018 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Undergraduate Fellow.



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