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Jen Smith

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Jen Smith (b. 1970) received an MFA from University of California, Irvine and a BA in American Studies from University of Maryland, College Park. Smith is a feminist, artist, and musician. Credited with coining the term “Riot Grrrl,” Smith has played music halls, street protests, and squats. She has made posters, zines, albums, cabarets, clothes, and food in collaboration with and for her community for 25 years. Solo exhibitions have been held at Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles (2020, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2010).