Jennie Smith

New Drawings
Little Nemo Drawing
Monday, Sep 18, 2017 to Friday, Dec 15, 2017
220 Stephens Hall
United States

I live a ten-minute walk from the Pacific Ocean. Because of this, the sea and its contact with the land have seeped their way into the drawings I make. I entwine narrative and visual threads to evoke the gravity of my subjects and the sense of wonder and reverence they create.  I draw what is close to me, what is beyond my physical reach, and what is purely from the realm of the imagination.

San Francisco native Jennie Smith received an MFA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her work was included in the 2006 Whitney Biennial and is held in the Whitney Museum’s permanent collection. She is represented by the Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco. Her illustrated book of folk songs, The Littlest Birds Sing the Prettiest Songs, was published by Chronicle Books.

Viewing hours are generally Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events and meetings; please call (510) 643-9670 or email in advance to confirm room availability.