Jennie Lamensdorf is an arts worker based in San Francisco, CA. Her work focuses on expanding audiences for the art of our time by bringing challenging and engaging work to non-traditional exhibition spaces because art has the power to encourage thoughtfulness, empathy, and creative problem solving.
Lamensdorf is the Bay Area Lead of the global Facebook Art Department. The program includes the Artist in Residence (FB AIR), Analog Research Lab (ARL), and Creative Engagement programs, which have a collective mission to encourage creativity, innovation, openness, and connectivity through art and design. Facebook's Art Department also presents public-facing programs and supports projects that bring together diverse communities in real life and encourage the exploration of creative and critical thinking.
From 2012 - 2019, Lamensdorf was Director and Curator of Time Equities Inc. Art-in-Buildings. She is also an independent curator and writer; her most recent project, Hot Spots: Radioactivity and the Landscape, was on view at the University of Buffalo Art Galleries from September 6 - December 8, 2018 and will travel to the Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois, opening October 17, 2019.
In 2016, Lamensdorf co-founded Forward Union, a coalition-building initiative connecting social justice organizations with artists and creative communities.
Lamensdorf is a Board Member of Art Omi in Ghent, NY. She received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a MA in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin.