Curriculum Vitae


Jen Lewis

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2001  BA, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI (History of Art)



Curatorial Projects


 June 4 – 6





Solo Exhibitions


May 28






February 1 - 28




Group Exhibitions


February 12 - March 5





September 13 – 27





September 1 – 30




June 4 – 6






March 20 – April 5




March 19 – April 12





October 10 – 11





September 26 – October 10




September 24 – October 12





July 11 – 27





June 6 – July 26




May 16 – July 15





April 26 - 27




April 1 – 2




March 29     




March 3 – 8




March 1 – 31





October 6 – November 10




June 6 – 8





May 3 – 4




May 2 – 31



March 9 – April 7




 March 9




February 9



January 26




Permanent Collections

 The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University – Bloomington, Indiana USA


Private Collections

Colorado USA

 Gothenburg Sweden

 Massachusetts USA

 Michigan USA

 Florida USA




Kahn, Z. (Creator / Director). (2014). Si Vom Bloder (We Who Bleed). Sweden.


Fabianova, D. (Creator Director). (2013). Monthlies. Bratislava


Fabianova, D. (Creator Director). (2013). The Moon Inside. Bratislava




March 29, 2014





March 8, 2014





April 17, 2013




March 9, 2013




Media / Press

 Roseanne, Hannah. (2015) Beauty in Blood – An Artistic Quandry of Social Acceptability. A Taste for Art. May 21.


 Widen, David. (2015) Estes Artistas Exploram a Beleza Crua do Sangue Menstrual. Vice. May 19.


 Pratt, Essel. (2015) Female Artist Tackles Stigma Behind Periods by Creating Artwork from Her Menstrual Blood. Inquistr. May 18.


 Lynch, Alison. (2015) This Woman Creates Art with Her Menstrual Blood to Tackle the Stigma of Periods. Metro UK. May 18.


 Zhang, Michael. (2015) Abstract Macro Photos of Menstrual Blood Capture the Beauty of Life. PetaPixel. May 16.


 Widen, David. (2015) Artists Explore the Raw Beauty of Menstrual Blood. The Creator’s Project. May 15.


 McKernan, Bethan. (2015) This Woman Makes Art with Her Period Blood. Here’s Why. i100 Independent. May 15.


 Caseley, Laura. (2015) This Artist Creates Beautiful Abstract Photos, But They’re Made of …What? ViralNova. May 15.


 Ferrero, Clara. (2015) Esta artista te enseña la menstruación como nunca antes la habías visto. May 14. S Moda.


 Widen, David. (2015) Deze kunstenaar laat zien dat menstruatiebloed ook gewoon mooi kan zijn. May 13. The Creators Project.


 Stokes, Victoria. (2015) Beauty in Blood: This Woman Turned Her Period Blood into Art. May 13. Stellar.


 Teksti Malla Murtomäki. (2015) Oikeasti? Tämä taide on tehty kuukautisverestä. May 13. Iltalehti.


 Nafziger, Christina. (2015) Artistic Duo Challenge Body Politics Through Remarkable Images Made with Menstrual Blood. May 13. Beautiful/Decay.


 Robb, Alice. (2015) Artist Finds ‘Beauty in Blood’ with New Project Featuring Her Own Menstrual Blood. Women in the World / New York Times. May 12.


 McNeal, Stephanie. (2015) This Woman Is Using Her Own Period Blood to Create Beautiful Photographs. Buzzfeed. May 10.


 Heiser, Christina. (2015) This Artist Uses Period Blood in Her Work – See the Stunning Images. Women’s Health Magazine Blog. May 8.


 Randal, Anna. (2015) An Artist and Her Husband Create Abstract Photographs Using Her Menstrual Blood. Art Sheep. May 8.


 Noorata, Pinar. (2015) Artist Turns Her Own Menstrual Blood into Surprisingly Beautiful Art. Distractify. May 8.


 Weiner, Sophie. (2015) This Artist Takes Photos of Her Own Menstrual Blood. Fast Co.Design Blog. May 8.


 On, Nok. (2015) Photographer of the Menstrual Cup to Collect the Blood into a Beautiful Art. Photoblog Hong Kong. May 8.攝影師把月經杯收集到的經血,變成漂亮的藝術創


 Moore, Lane. (2015) These Gorgeous Photos Will Change the Way You See Your Period Forever [NSFW]. Cosmopolitan Magazine Blog. May 7.


 Kenyon, Zara. (2015) Artist Finds ‘Beauty in Blood’ by Photographing Her Period. Cosmopolitan Magazine Blog UK. May 7.


 Warner, Claire. (2015) Artist Jen Lewis’ “Beauty in Blood” Project Celebrates Menstruation Instead of Stigmatizing It. Bustle


 Kail, Ellyn. (2015) Artist Uses Her Menstrual Blood to Create Beautiful Abstract Photographs. Feature Shoot. May 7.


 Polewaczyk, Karyn. (2015) Artist Who Photographs Her Period Finds ‘Beauty in Blood’. Jezebel. May 6.


 Turu, Pilar. (2015) La Sangre Menstrual Vista Desde una Nueva Perspectiva. May 5. Cultura Colectiva.


 Frank, Priscilla. (2015) Artist Explores the Unexpected Beauty of Menstrual Blood Using Macrophotography. Huffington Post. May 5.


Kobra. (2014) Avsnitt 5: Mens – haller tabut pa att forsvinna. SVT Play. October 22.


Lagerford, J. and Wiman, J. (2014) Mensmakt. RE:PUBLIC. Sommer, p. 6-15.


Femaliarity. (2014) Patriarchal Stigmas & Menstruation. April 19, 4:30pm; September 15, 7:30pm.


 The Crimson Wave Podcast. (2014) Episode 7: Jen Lewis – Beauty in Blood.


Heuwagen, S. (2014) Beauty in Blood: The Magic of Menstruation.


Siebrase, J. (2014) Artists Jen and Rob Lewis Are Getting Bloody – and not just for Valentine’s Day.




Lewis, J. “Beauty in Blood?” Feminist & Women Studies Association Blog.

September 25, 2013.


Lewis, J. “Menstrual Pin-Ups”. Society for Menstrual Cycle Research Blog.

Monthly blog feature beginning September 2013.


Professional Memberships


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Relevant Volunteer History









2012 – 2013




2005 – 2007








Widening the Cycle: A Menstrual Cycle & Reproductive Justice Art Show

21st Biennial Conference

Society for Menstrual Cycle Research

Boston, MA



Menstrual Hygiene Day

Lunette Cup

Kulttuuritalo Telakka

Tampere, Finland



Bloody Valentine

Rooster & Moon Public House

Denver, CO




ArtPrize 2014 – 2015 Revisited

Buckham Gallery

Flint, MI



Looking Forward Looking Back

Feminist Art Conference

OCAD University

Toronto, ON


Our Bodies Our Blood

Plan B Gallery

Halifax, Nova Scotia


Widening the Cycle: A Menstrual Cycle &

Reproductive Justice Art Show

21st Biennial Conference

Society for Menstrual Cycle Research

Boston, MA


& Perception

Aurora Cultural Arts District Gallery

Aurora, CO



Spark Gallery

Denver, CO



Period Pieces

50th Anniversary Congress

Swedish Hemophilia Society

Stockholm, Sweden




Chicago, IL


Art to Change the World: Inspiring Social Justice

Fountain Street Church

ArtPrize® 2014

Grand Rapids, MI



Women’s Caucus for Art

Annex by Core Gallery

Denver, CO


Redhanded 7 :: Red Square

T Gallery

Denver, CO


9th Annual Juried Art Show

 The Kinsey Institute

 Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University

 Bloomington, IN


Period Pieces Pop-Up

Urban Artroom

Stockholm, Sweden


UpstART Festival

Michigan League, University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI


Social Justice Art Festival

School of Social Work, University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI


Feminist Art Conference Group Exhibition

Beaver Hall Gallery, OCAD University

Toronto, ON


Period Pieces

Urban Artroom

Gothenburg, Sweden



Women: Reflect, Rejoice, Reform

Jordan River Arts Council

Traverse City, MI


Making Menstruation Matter

20th Biennial Conference

Society for Menstrual Cycle Research

New York, NY


Odditorium II Wunderkammer

District VII Gallery

Detroit, MI


Bona Sera

Ypsilanti, MI



Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit

Detroit, MI


Feminist Art Conference

The Foundry

Toronto, Canada


Ann Arbor Indie Fair: Gifts of Love

Ann Arbor, MI


Venus Rising: An All Women Exhibition

Ann Arbor, MI























Menstrual Awareness Through ARTivism

Social Justice Art Festival

School of Social Work, University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI


Health Image and Feminism: How Our Well

Being is Affected by Patriarchy

Feminist Art Conference

OCAD University, Toronto, ON


Anything Goes

North Quad Exposure Series

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


Fertile Ground: Body Politics and Sexuality

Feminist Art Conference

Toronto, ON






































































































































Society for Menstrual Cycle Research


Women’s Art Caucus


Art & Science Collaborations, Inc.




Monthlies Film Premiere

Menstrual Hygiene Day

Denver, CO


Feminist Art Conference

Planning Committee

Toronto, ON


FLY Children’s Art Center

Grants And Development Committee

Ypsilanti, MI


University of Michigan Art Museum


Ann Arbor, MI



Tour Guide

Ann Arbor, MI