Jeanne Medina uses the process of weaving as a means of textile production and methodology for collaboration. Utilizing fiber, performance, and fashion, she attempts to resolve the fixed structural space of the body and the fluid interior spaces of the psyche.
Jeanne’s work has been exhibited at The Barbaran Segaragunung Culture House in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, the CAPC musée d’art contemporain in Bordeaux, France and is included in the permanent collection at Cranbrook Art Museum. She has been an artist-in-residence at Haystack Mountain School of Craft, the University of Oregon, Caldera in Sisters, Oregon, and is the 2017-18 Fountainhead Fellow in the Department of Craft and Material Studies.
Her current collaboration with the Highland Support Project in Richmond and Pixan Design House in Guatemala hopes to develop a model in which craft production will become a platform to heal ancestral trauma caused by colonialism and war and for indigenous communities to achieve social and economic agency.