About the Exhibition
In The Blue Lady, Jennifer Reiland creates an altar composed of a life-sized drawing alongside smaller animated videos and drawings that draw attention to how the forces effecting the legend of Maria of Agreda influence our lives at present.
About the Author
Jennifer Reiland is a visual artist who creates watercolor and pen drawings, and then animates videos based on those drawings. Reiland is from Houston (a graduate of HSPVA), and moved to New York at 18 to attend Cooper Union. During college, Reiland studied abroad in Spain, and returned to Spain after graduation to spend a year working on a body of work about bullfighting. In 2012, Reiland spent a year in Paris as a resident at the Fondation des États-Unis and was a recipient of the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship. Upon Reiland’s return to New York, she was accepted by the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program for their 2014-2015 session. Reiland was a resident artist in the Open Sessions program at The Drawing Center from 2016-2017, and was a resident artist at the studio program at Queens Museum, where she also participated in their outreach program for new immigrants, New New Yorkers.