Jenna Kriegel is inspired by narrative and creates her art from her nightmares as she attempts to fill the cognitive gap that results from the unanswered questions dreams provoke.
Kriegel created her work in this exit show to make sense of her dreams. “With both scientific and religious texts being incomplete, I am left to my own devices to fabricate, in the way that makes the most sense to me,” she said. Her art forces her to realize how her dreams affect her. “My art is the verb that transports my nightmare experience from figment into my reality,” she continued.
Materially, Kriegel is open to working with almost anything, but she prefers items with rich textures and histories. Her medium is methodical and repetitive, looping 1,000 single-stich crochet knots to create her works.
Kriegel was born in Texas but spent most of her life in Oklahoma City, Okla.
The “Master of Fine Arts Degree Candidates Exhibition” is on view at the Georgia Museum of Art from April 12 to May 4, 2014, with a free preview opening reception Friday, April 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. MFA Speaks is scheduled for Thursday, April 17, at 5:30 p.m. and will feature the artists discussing their work.