Jennifer Cecere’s goal is to integrate the flavor of domestic handiwork into the built environment. “Public art is my way of connecting the internal with the external. I want to participate and share in the public dialogue.“ Jennifer Cecere has expanded and experimented with the mapping qualities of needlework as a ready-made overlay for organic design in both urban and rural settings. She has worked with the New York City Department of Transportation, New York City Parks, The Guggenheim Museum, Pratt Institute, Socrates Sculpture Park, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the GreaterCleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA), City of Newport Beach, California, MoMA/PS1, the Cooper-Hewitt, The Addison Gallery of American Art, Central Park Arsenal and Green Public Art. Since her 2009 commission for State Fair at SocratesSculpture Park in Long Island City; Jennifer Cecere has created site-specific pieces for the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Jersey Barriers along the FDR Drive, tree guards and benches for Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, New York; hanging Doilies in parks; and  sculpture for the Plaza at Whitehall & Water Streets . She is a 2012 Manhattan Community Fund Grantee. Her work has been published and reviewed in The New York Times, Newsday, The Daily News, Art in America,New York Magazine and fiber Arts to name a few. Jennifer Cecere is the winner of a national design competition. Her award winning suspended sculpture was installed in the  newly constructed Greater Cleveland RTA University Circle Station on August 11, 2015.

You can see (and sit) on Double Doily at Moma PS1 Greenstreets, November 18, 2016-2017.

Jennifer Cecere’s artwork aims to integrate a feeling ofdomestic handiwork into the built environment. Doilies were invented byindustrious women to hide and protect worn and frayed furnishings (maybefeelings too). Through the variety of materials that they can be made from, theways in which they can be displayed, and their references to a variety ofsubject matter makes doilies very diverse. This double–sided, doily–shapedbench enlivens this small park in the midst of a busy thoroughfare and newconstruction by taking something intimate and domestic and placing it outdoors.The handicraft of the bench demonstrates a familiarity with domestic materialsthat ties us with our fragile environment and revives traditions that whenintegrated with art and architecture reflect our hopes and dreams.



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