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 her an interdisciplinary practice rooted in performance. Knoblach's most recent solo show, Magenta Alert, took place at Staple Goods Gallery.
Knoblach has had artwork exhibited at 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. She has had artwork published in 101 Contemporary Artists, New Orleans Art Review, and Artvoices Magazine. She is in the special collections of Koç University, the Collins C. Diboll Library, as well as 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. Her studies at Loyola University furthered her studio practice in techniques utilizing sculpture, installation, printmaking, photography, drawing, and painting.
The artwork that I make concerns itself with the constraints of settling in a single location, the parameters of embodying one's social role, and the boundaries of the notion of aesthetic beauty. Personal experiences largely inform my work. Consequently, I tend to return to studies in repetition, focuses on multitudes, and variations on human mobility.
Ideally, my concept impacts the choice of medium. Byproducts of a physical action using the body may become sculpture, photography, video, or text. My work communicates a layered concept and its implied narrative in a way that is distilled and visually potent.