The New Heroine is a curatorially-slanted blog all about contemporary art and those who live it. The articles focus on a curatorial point of view. The essays cover reviews of exhibitions, interviews with artists, and general thoughts about the state of the art world today.

About the Author:


Jasa McKenzie is a curator, artist, and writer. Hailing from South Dakota, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Studio Art and German from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she built a life in the arts for six years. She has held a variety roles in professional art galleries, alternative art spaces, and museums for over half a decade.

She is currently a fellow of the Curatorial Practice MA at the School of Visual Arts in New York, New York. In her practice, she focuses on issues of social justice, the environment, identity, equality, lgbtqia+, and feminism.

McKenzie is a visual artist, exhibiting her work regionally and nationally. She focuses on oil painting, digital photo manipulation, and collage. Her work while addresses themes of morbidity and decay, the human form, and the power of the female in the face of stereotypes.

She sees curating and the arts as an exponential and dynamic practice for communicating the potential impact of the visual arts on the world.