Jen Lewin is an American installation artist who is known around the world for her public, interactive light landscapes. As visitors walk, dance, jump and play across her installations, they are able to generate an infinite amount of changes to the works’ colors and reflections. Inspired by light and reflection that occurs in nature, Lewin’s installations—though often temporary—are always site specific and designed to interact within their natural environment. Lewin has shown that art has the transformative capability to bring together communities and make the world feel a little more connected. Lewin currently lives and works in New York, NY. Over her 20-year career, Lewin has honed her architectural background and a highly technical medium to fabricate large-scale interactive, public sculpture that encourages community interaction and play. All at once organic and electronic, Lewin thinks beyond traditional art exhibitions to create an experience that brings vibrancy to public spaces.
Lewin’s technically complex works have been featured at events including the Istanbul Light Festival, Vivid Sydney 2014 and 2018, iLight Marina Bay, Signal Fest, Burning Man, art Biennales in Denver, Colorado and Gwangju, South Korea, and solo exhibitions across the United States and in Mexico, Portugal, and England. Jen Lewin has designed and installed permanent public interactive sculptures worldwide including the Side Walk Harp in Minneapolis, Magical Harp in Palo Alto, Promenade in Denver, Colorado, and Ascent in Coral Springs, Florida. She has worked in collaboration as a dynamic lighting designer for permanent, public installations with Claes Oldenburg in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Lawrence Argent in Vail, Colorado.