Jen Berger works as an interdisciplinary, community- and socially engaged artist and educator with a toolbox for creative and sustainable resistance. She uses street, stage, and guerilla theater, visual arts, painting, printmaking, puppetry, and video for education and dialogue to raise awareness and intervene in social issues that affect us all.
Jen also works as a teaching artist, working with early childhood through adult students both in and out of the public schools.
In her spare time, Jen loves to cook with local vegetables, teach her friends how to cook, provide meals for community groups, and ride her bike.
Jen received her BA from Burlington College in 2006 with a self designed major in Community Based Art. She received her MFA from Goddard College in Interdisciplinary Art in 2012.
Jen has served on the boards of Congregation Ruach haMaqom, House of Hildegard Housing Co-op, Thelma Maple Housing Co-op, Park Place Housing Co-op, The Ramble, and Fools Gold Art Fund.
Jen was a founding member of the Burlington chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), and served on the mural task force for the City of Burlington in 2018.
Jen showed a large scale print in a group show in June 2019 in Burlington, Vermont, and developed a new piece of multimedia work, entitled "This is Not Normal" for the 2019 Art Hop. She hosts monthly community engagement events through her project, At the Root.
Education is about learning how to learn. It's about learning to ask the right questions so we can change the harmful things we didn't know we were participating in, and move towards a world that we want with the tools we want to get there.