Jenna Bonistalli

Jenna Bonistalli creates works of embroidery through handmade paper. She is fascinated and inspired by the myriad relationships within and among species of the plant kingdom. Her work explores ecological interactions and phenomena, time and devotion. She designs installations and environments using light and projection.

Jenna earned a BA from New York University’s Gallatin School, an MSEd from Bank Street College of Education and has studied at Penland School of Crafts and Paper & Book Intensive at Oxbow School. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Sculpture at the University of Iowa concurrent with a Graduate Certificate at The Center for the Book.

She is a member of the Aquarium Gallery and Studios in New Orleans, LA. She lives and works between New Orleans and Iowa City.

“Artists and scientists are both asking questions about the world, they’re just doing it in different ways”
Alex Braidwood
Director, Iowa Lakeside Lab Artists-in-Residence Program
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