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“While Cronin’s previous work brims with an intimate heaviness, it is exciting that the artist is examining the world outside with her talents. Perhaps satisfied by mining her own depths and discovering the occasionally dark places she herself needed to explore and wrestle with, Cronin is now comfortable delving into others, both known and unknown to her, in order to more fully express the world she is coming to understand, therefore commenting on a greater social dynamic.”

– Damien James, Newcity Art, April,  2016  

“[One of] 14 Emerging Woman Artists to Watch in 2017”

– Sarah Cascone, Artnet News, December, 2016  

“The process of wandering, the search for something to follow, the hope for a hint of that which is genuine and true, a wistful yearning for more – all these concerns come alive in these figurative/magic realist paintings. They are also quiet reflections on the brilliance of the quotidian.”

– Tulika Bahadur, On Art and Aesthetics, September, 2017  

“Pablo Picasso said ʻPainting isnʼt an aesthetic operation; itʼs a form of magic designed as a mediator between this strange hostile world and us, a way of seizing the power by giving form to our terrors as well as our desires.ʼ He could have well been addressing the approach to canvas of Cronin.”

– Grady Harp, Poets & Artists, The Chicago Issue, April 2012 

“Jennifer Cronin’s Untitled No. 3 (from the peculiar manifestation of paint in my everyday life … manages to balance an estranged, feminine, suburban narrative with some serious paint stroke technique. It’s a painting that tells a story, but the story isn’t necessarily moralistic or prescriptive. Honestly, it’s entertaining.”

– Ben Schuman Stoler, Chicagoist, February 2011

“These works are deeply emotive, communicating the psychological layers of our existence and the human condition.”

– Laura Cepero, Or Does It Explode, May 2016