Jennifer Falck Linssen
Press Releases

Chasing the Sky exhibit Press Release, artwork Tall Grass Prairie

- "Chasing the Sky" Press Release
Chicago Art Source Gallery, Chicago, IL
April 6 - June 16, 2018

Bemidgi State University Press Release, artwork Taking Flight

- "Flow" Press Release
Bemidji State University: Talley Gallery, Bemidji, MN
October 2 - 27, 2017

An Unexpected Approach Press Release, artwork Insight

- "An Unexpected Approach" Press Release
Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich Arts Council, Greenwich, CT
Curated by browngrotta arts, Wilton, CT
September 16 - November 4, 2016

Berea College Press Release, artwork Dewdrop

- "Parched" Press Release
Berea College: Doris Ulmann Galleries, Berea, KY
March 24 - May 5, 2013

Retro/Prospective exhibit press release, browngrotta arts

- "Retro/Prospective" Press Release
browngrotta arts, Wilton, CT
October - November 2012

Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum Press Release, artwork Imbue

- "At First Light" Press Release
Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach, SC
April 28 - September 16, 2012

A Haiku Moment Press Release, blue wave artwork Center

- "A Haiku Moment" Press Release
Canyon Gallery, Boulder, CO
July 30 - August 28, 2011

Springfield Art Museum Press Release, Point Break

- "Between the Lines" Press Release
Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO
September 17 - November 14, 2010

Longmont Museum Press Release, December Wind

- "Beyond Katagami" Press Release
Longmont Museum, Longmont, CO
January 23 - March 22, 2009

San Francisco Museum of Craft and Folk Art Press Release, Sea Spray

- "The Shape of Things: Paper Traditions and Transformations" Press Release
San Francisco Museum of Craft and Folk Art
November 14, 2008 - February 15, 2009

Los Angeles Craft and Folk Art Museum Press Release

- Los Angeles Craft and Folk Art Museum Press Release
"Contemporary Katagami:
Works by Jennifer Falck Linssen"
February 10 - April 27, 2008

Exhibition Catalogs

:: Adaptation: Artists Respond to Change
browngrotta arts, Wilton, CT, 2021. group exhibition

:: Volume 50: Chronicling Fiber Art for Three Decades
browngrotta arts, Wilton, CT, 2020. group exhibition

:: art + identity: an international view
browngrotta arts, Wilton, CT, 2019. group exhibition

:: Blue/Green: Color/Code/Context
browngrotta arts, Wilton, CT, 2018. group exhibition

:: Still Crazy After All These Years... 30 Years In Art
browngrotta arts, Wilton, CT, 2017. group exhibition

:: Considering the Kylix
Peters Valley Craft Center, Sally D. Francisco Gallery, Layton, NJ, 2014. group exhibition

:: Retro/Prospective: 25+ Years of Art Textiles and Sculpture
browngrotta arts, Wilton, CT, 2012. group exhibition

:: Stimulus: art and its inception
browngrotta arts, Wilton, CT, 2011. group exhibition

:: 10th Wave III
browngrotta arts, Wilton, CT, 2009. group exhibition

:: Contemporary Katagami: Works by Jennifer Falck Linssen
Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA, 2008. solo exhibition

Craft and Folk Art Museum exhibition catalog cover

:: Mystery Contained: Contemporary Sculptural Basketry
Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO, 2007. group exhibition; Cover image

:: All Things Considered IV
National Basketry Organization, Arromont School of Art and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN, 2007. group exhibition

:: Beyond the Basket
del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2007. group exhibition

:: Selected Works, A Curated Exhibition of Work in Wood & Fiber
del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2007. group exhibition

:: Contemporary Baskets & Fiber Sculpture
del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2006. group exhibition

:: Selected Works, A Curated Exhibition of Work in Wood & Fiber
del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2006. group exhibition


Thames & Hudson has published Textiles: the Art of Mankind by Mary Schoeser. This huge book celebrates the enduring appeal of textiles across the centuries and highlights contemporary works. Two of my pieces, "Shelter" and "Beauty in the Deep", are featured in this volume. The ISBN numbers are ISBN-10: 0500516456 and ISBN-13: 978-0500516454. Many thanks to both Ms. Schoeser and the collectors, whose art appears in this book.

Textiles: The Art of Mankind book

Gestalten (Berlin, Germany) has published Papercraft 2: Design and Art with Paper in which six of my sculptures, "Comfort", "Order and Chaos", "Crest", "Wind Folds", "Chasing the Curl", and "Sheathe", are featured. (ISBN#3899553330)

Lark Books has published 500 Baskets: A Celebration of the Basketmaker's Art in which two of my pieces, "Wind in the Pines" and "Open Up", are featured. (ISBN#1579907318)

Publications and Quotes

Surface Design Journal, Katagami Inversions by Ginger Knowlton, December Wind & Crest Surface Design Journal, Katagami Inversions by Ginger Knowlton, Spirit of the Sea & Anew Surface Design Journal, Katagami Inversions by Ginger Knowlton; Together, Beauty Within, & Receptive

Surface Design Journal
"Katagami Inversions"
profile by Ginger Knowlton
Fall 2009
Open Surfaces Issue
Volume 34, No 1

"... This process of transference, and of the imagined, is what seems to drive the artist: an exploration between real/physical/tangible and tenuous/ethereal/potential. On one level, there is the dynamic between positive and negative space constructed through paper carving, air and light passing through the small pieces of fiber cut away from a larger whole. But there is also the sweep and curve of a vessel filled with - nothing, but in this sense, everything - all of the potential of the absence of the missing elements. This is where Linssen's sculpture becomes water, or fire, in that essential empty space at once created and surrounded by earth and air elements.

It is a credit to Linssen's vision that she, like all artists must, can see with "new," or unbiased, fluid eyes. Historically, katagami is a means to an end, a pattern, a stencil. But Linssen uses the stencils themselves to make her sculptures, thus interrupting an ancient process and inverting a long-established order and outcome. ...

... As the cliche stands, an artist cannot expect to successfully reinvent the wheel. Rather, she must first learn from what has come before. It seems that, through some lenses, Jennifer Falck Linssen has accomplished both endeavors."

Los Angeles Times
"Cutting-edge Visions Take Shape on Paper"
preview by Lea Lion; January 31, 2008
If you missed it on newsstands, you can read the article online here.

Los Angeles Times, Cutting-edge Visions Take Shape on Paper by Lea Lion, Chasing the Curl

Southwest Art Magazine
"Paper Like You've Never Seen It"
profile by Gussie Fauntleroy
December 2007
If you missed it on newsstands, you can read the article online here.

Southwest Art Magazine, Table of Contents page: Embrace Southwest Art Magazine, Paper Like You've Never Seen It, Beauty in the Deep

Review magazine
"How to See the Forest through the Trees" solo exhibition
review by staff
Kansas City, MO
June 2007

"A peaceful hike through nature at any time of year tends to inspire the collector out of each of us. Provided with enchanting gazes into the trees or at the ground below, one is likely to discover shapes, forms and objects that have long gone unnoticed. Many a traveler has filled their pockets with these precious keepsakes for private reflection: the perfection of a seed, the functional beauty of a cocoon, the texture and color of a leaf. Yet, it sometimes seems impossible to take the time to appreciate such things.

Formed out of various papers and precious metals, Jennifer Falck Linssen's sculptures enliven this desire to become enraptured with details. Her delicate handcrafted baskets are created from organically inspired tones, forms and patterns that urge viewers to take the time to experience. Linssen's intricately cut patterns invoke the Japanese katagami processes that were developed as ancient forms of silkscreening to create resist stencils for use in kimono dyeing. In Linssen's work, these stencils are re-contextualized from artist's tools to an art object in its own right. These lattice-like patterned surfaces illustrate a fetish in details that are delicately crafted metaphoric and archetypal forms. The addition of metallic wiring used to create sterling silver cores or to reinforce and bind the papers' outer edges strikes a sense of balance in her work."

Review Magazine, detail: Begin Again

"The intricacy of the paper carving is like a secret treasure hidden in the strong, bold structure of each [vessel]."

-Linda Ligon, CEO & Editorial Director of Interweave Press, Juror, IWC Tony Hacker Award for Excellence in Craftsmanship & New Use of Materials, 2005

Press Image Use

Winter 2007 - Summer 2009
The Surface Design Association has chosen my work "Beauty in the Deep" as the image to advertise their 2009 Conference Off the Grid. The first exposure to the advertising campaign appears in the Winter 2007 Surface Design Newsletter (Volume 21, No.1). See it here.

SDA Conference advertisement using Beauty in the DeepBeauty in the Deep

Online Press Links

2010 :: Hand/Eye Magazine by Rebeca Schiller, "Resiliency, Rebirth, Endurance", April 1, 2010

2008 :: American Craft Magazine by Beverly Sanders, "Sculpture in Hand-carved Paper", April/May 2008 hard copy also

2008 :: Los Angeles Times by Lea Lion, "Cutting-edge Visions Take Shape on Paper", January 31, 2008 hard copy also

2007 :: Southwest Art Magazine by Gussie Fauntleroy, "Paper Like You've Never Seen It", December 2007 hard copy also

...hand carved, hand painted, hand formed...