Press Release

The Mattress Factory announces the upcoming solo exhibition by artist Jennifer Angus. The new site-specific installation is set to open on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 and will be on view at the museum’s Monterey Annex until early 2021. The opening date is subject to change due to COVID-19.



International exhibitions

International Archives 2nd half of 2020

Jennifer Angus, Museum of Everything

The Mattress Factory, Pittsburg (USA)

19.08.2020 - Early 2021




Exhibition August 19, 2020 -Early 2021 2021. Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia Way - Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (USA). T +1 412 231 3169. Hours:  Wednesday 11am–8pm, Thursday–Sunday 11am–5pm.







Jennifer Angus, who primarily works with dead and dried insects, draws upon her background in textile design, placing thousands of insects on walls in patterns that mimic those of textiles and wallpaper. Upon discovering that the ornate patterns are formed from insects, viewers feelings typically fluctuate between incredulity and amazement, and very occasionally terror. Over time, Angus’ work has evolved to explore issues related to the environment and the important role insects play within it. “I feel an urgency to continue to make work that draws attention to some of our planet’s lowliest creatures for, simply speaking, without insects man cannot survive,” says Angus.

Jennifer Angus is a professor in the Design Studies department at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She received her education at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (BFA) and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA). Jennifer has exhibited her work internationally including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and Spain. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council and Wisconsin Arts Board grants. Most recently she received the inaugural Forward Art Prize, a new unrestricted award for outstanding women artists of Wisconsin.

Angus’ exhibition In the Midnight Garden, was part of Wonder the inaugural exhibition that reopened the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C. She was one of nine artists selected by curator Nicholas Bell for this landmark exhibition.

Jennifer Angus,  The Grasshopper and the Ant2019. Various insects, beeswax, dollhouses, wood tables, cuckoo clock, circular frames. Image courtesy of the artist.

Jennifer Angus, Museum of Everything, The Mattress Factory, Pittsburg

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