Jenna Knoblach lives and works in New Orleans, but she was born in Slidell near Honey Island Swamp. The combination of running cross country and track at the collegiate level and studying feminist body art gradually led to an interdisciplinary practice rooted in performance. Knoblach's most recent solo show, Magenta Alert, took place at Staple Goods Gallery. Artworks from this series have been selected by Allison M. Glenn for the exhibition, Constructing the Break, at the Contemporary Arts Center.
Knoblach has had artwork exhibited at Fossil Free Fest, the Ogden Museum, the Louisiana State Museum, the New York Transit Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in NY, Makeshift Museum in LA, LABOR Gallery in MX, UNO St. Claude Gallery, Antenna Gallery, and Good Children Gallery. Knoblach has publications in 101 Contemporary Artists, New Orleans Art Review, and Artvoices Magazine, and their artwork is in the special collections of Koç University, the Collins C. Diboll Library, and in private collections. In the past, Knoblach has assisted with installation and maintaining the gallery spaces of Heriard-Cimino Gallery, PARSE Gallery, Press Street, Pelican Bomb, and Good Children Gallery. Studying at Loyola University furthered her studio practice in techniques utilizing digital media, sculpture, installation, printmaking, photography, drawing, and painting.
I am committed to documenting traces of the body’s movements. I am committed to making immersive installations in which the viewer has a bodily interaction. I am committed to communicating a narrative using time-based or new media.
Matters pressing to my background, my struggles, and my dreams find their way into my artwork. If these vibrate in a universal, sociological, or emotional frequency, I am satisfied. In my images, I return to these tensions: constraints and mobility, figuration and abstraction, visual symbols and textual symbols.