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Elizabeth A.Sackler Center for Feminist Art

Ferne Jacobs

Los Angeles,
United States

Born 1942, in Chicago, Illinois.
Lives and maintains a studio in Los Angeles, California.

Attended Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, Pratt Institute in New York and received an MFA from Claremont Graduate University in California.Honors: NEA Fellowships (1973, ‘77, ‘90), Artist Residency, La Napoule Art Foundation, France (1991), elected to the College of Fellows of the American Craft Council (1995), Flintridge Foundation Award for Visual Artists (2005-06).

Selected Public Collections:

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Museum of Arts and Design, New York City.

Smithsonian Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, Michigan.

Oakland Museum, Oakland, California.

Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Feminist Artist Statement

My art is made in an attempt to serve the sacred in the feminine, listening and creating a relationship with my own inner nature. Because of the close connection between my hands and the material, and the time it takes to make each sculpture, the experience becomes deeply involved with a sense of devotion. To me this creates a feminist statement.

The drawings, which up to now have been in books, are a more direct way to make a psychological relationship with inner processes. They are feminist in nature, because the experience documents a woman’s point of view and sensibility. It therefore adds to the language of feminine experience.

<p>The Round</p>

The Round

The Round


String of Pearls


Hansel and Gretel in the Night Room

The Wheel






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