Jennifer Trask attended Massachusetts College of Art completing her BFA in Metalsmithing in 1993 and later graduated from the State University of NY at New Paltz with an MFA in 1997. She remains in the Hudson valley area where she is a full time studio artist.
Examples of Trask’s work can be found in many public collections including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY; Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR; and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. In 2008 Task was awarded the Peter S. Reed Foundation Individual Artist Grant. Trask’s work has been cited in many books and periodicals including W, The New Yorker, Contemporary Crafts, the Lark Books series, Metalsmith Magazine, American Craft and The Sunday Boston Globe Arts section, among others.
Recently Trask created a wall installation for an invitational exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design in NY. ‘Intrinsecus’ employs found materials like bone, wood, and antlers referring to the Dutch tradition of Vanitas and at the same time addressing the traditional practice of isolating examples/ideals of beauty stylization of nature, “in effect a death of the real, the imperfect, the individual.”