Photo by Shannon O’Connor

Jennifer Rabin is an arts writer, an artist, and an arts activist.

Her writing, which has received support from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, has appeared in places like The Sun, Harvard ReviewThe Rumpus, Hyperallergic,  Drain Magazine, Oregon HumanitiesVisual Art Source, and Bitch.

Her visual art has been shown in Oregon and South Carolina, and she was the 2017 artist-in-residence at the Oregon Historical Society.

In her capacity as a visual arts writer, she highlights artists from historically excluded communities, challenges the mystique of the white-box art world, and makes a case for why the arts are essential to all of our lives. She was the visual arts writer for Willamette Week from 2015-2017 and is a contributing writer to Oregon ArtsWatch.

She is the founder of Art Passport PDX, a free city-wide art program to get Portlanders more engaged in the visual arts by making the art world less intimidating and more accessible.