On Morgan Spurlock Inside Man, episode 5 of season 3, "Morgan Makes 'Cents' Out of Bitcoin," my artwork can be seen on display when Morgan visits the Bitcoin Center in New York City!
Interview with Ginger Broderick on GingerNewYork TV, live from MNN Studios on January 16, 2015.
“Jenna Lash, a neo-pointillist visual artist, is best known for her oil and acrylic paintings that explore the digital, domestic, and international worlds of currency. While Lash is Manhattan-based, her collectors span the country and the globe: Switzerland, Scotland, Beverly Hills, New Canaan, and New York.
Lash was a recent guest on Ginger NewYork TV, and her most recent show, in conjunction with the Bitcoin Center NYC, was featured in the Urban Gardner column in the Wall Street Journal. She has appeared on NPR as part of the Whitney Biennial (Three Artists Talk), and her shows have been featured in, among others, Bloomberg.com, The New York Times, and The New York Post.
Lash has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, a Master’s Degree from New York University, and studied at the American Academy in Rome. You can find out more about Lash and her work at www.jennalash.com.”
This past Thursday, I said my final farewell to the Bitcoin Center NYC, where I had a closing show and dialogue with Joseph Fiscella, the core developer of Florincoin and self-described "blockchain engineer." Joe and I had a great discussion about the potential of Bitcoins to help artists and patrons alike. Watch out world--the Jenna and Joe TED talk may be next!
To read up on our talk, click here.
Mr. Gardner, of the Urban Gardener column of fame from the Wall Street Journal, met up with me recently to discuss my foray into the newest national and international currency obsession: Bitcoins. Of course, to that end, he came to the NYC Bitcoin Center (where my work is on view until September!) and we chatted about the past, present, and possible future of currency. While perhaps he isn't ready to to invest in Bitcoins yet, nonetheless he still retains a fondness for traditional physical currency. Click here to see the article.
On June 9, 2014, I headed down east to Roslyn, LI, where I spoke for about 45 minutes to the Temple Beth Sholom Sisterhood. They were so engaged and interested in the topic that I couldn't stop talking! We continued our talk as I gave my "art walk" tour around the currency paintings I had hanging up in various parts of the temple.
Last week, with great fanfare, the Bitcoin Center NYC launched the opening of our ongoing partnership--i.e., my exhibit featuring current and new neo-pointillist currency works, setting the background to the Center's weekly bitcoin trading sessions!
Centrally featured, of course, was my newest work featuring the Bitcoin.
Who knows what the future of this currency is, but for now, it is alive and well at the Bitcoin Center.
The exhibit will be open to the public (as will the trading!) until September 2014. The Center is open 7 days a week, from 10 am to 6 pm. Trading floors hours are Mondays and Thursdays, from 6 to 9 pm.
Not only was the show itself very exciting for me, but a mention of my show was made in:
the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, as well as
Back in April 2014, I attended the "Inside Bitcoins" conference held at the Jacob Javits Center. There were a ton of people there, and I wandered around the conference a bit. While I was there, Reuters happened to interview me about my own perspective!
I had a very nice talk back in February of this year with the people from Push Pause at Verizon FIOS 1 (Long Island). They graciously came to my studio and we spoke for a while about my longest running series (currency), as well as my recent foray into experimenting with stamps as a medium of expression. Click here to see the video.