brush + reed

Calligraphy is not mono-vocal.

brush + reed exists to celebrate the diversity of calligraphic languages + traditions, as well as hybrid places they intersect in line + composition. Course offerings, exhibitions, + publications through brush + reed explore beauty not just as artistic practice + finished work, but as the cultivation of beautiful behavior.


Jena Argenta has received private + commercial commissions in NYC, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Morocco, + across the US. She holds a BA in fine art + (post)colonial studies from Sarah Lawrence College. She has exhibited + lectured in New York + New Mexico, + has been featured in digital galleries in Australia. Her recent solo show, The Place My Lover’s Meet, translated elements of traditional calligraphy + its contemporary manifestations in the context of justice + peace. brush + reed was inspired by her calligraphy practice, research, + travels through Turkey + China in 2016.