Jen Delos Reyes

30 Nov 2016


Jen Delos Reyes.

Jen Delos Reyes is a creative laborer, educator, writer, and radical community arts organizer. Delos Reyes worked within Portland State University from 2008 to 2014 to create the first flexible residency Art and Social Practice MFA program in the United States, allowing artists embedded in their communities to remain on site during their studies. She has worked with the Portland Art Museum since 2009, creating a series of programs and integrated systems reinvigorating the idea of the museum as a public space. She is the director and founder of Open Engagement, an international annual conference on socially engaged art that has been active since 2007, and has hosted six conferences in two countries. She is currently working on I'm Going to Live the Life I Sing About in My Song: How Artists Make and Live Lives of Meaning, a book exploring the artist's impetus toward art and everyday life. She served as an LOI panelist in Exhibitions & Public Interpretation in 2015.