Red's Garden is the creative moniker of Jennifer Spektor, which is a reference to her nickname "Red," and to being her own garden. She is a lifelong artist who works in ink, paint, watercolor, and digital forms. She is also a passionate singer-songwriter, modular synthesizer user, and maker of magic boxes. As a transgender woman of jewish ancestry, her work is a mode of healing herself. It focuses on themes of change and nature, and it is made with love. She has painted large-scale paintings of trans women and transfeminine people as a way to address the need for our own voices to be centered in the telling of our stories.
With influences from folk, glitch hop and other bass music, as well as Klezmer and the pop-punk of her youth, Red's Garden mixes her songs into live sets and albums that do not stay within genre lines, carrying a love of communal rhythm and the healing properties of music. Playing in a diverse range of settings, she has shared bills with artists such as Eris Drew and Axons, and has released music on the Impossible Colors label.
Red's Garden paintings have been shown at the Gender and Sexuality center of University Of Illinois At Chicago (where her work is part of the permanent collection,) the Montgomery Ward Gallery, and the Flat Iron Building. As a live painter, she has created work live on stage with Dixon's Violin and at parties around Chicago.
An active part of modular synth and synth DIY communities, Jennifer helps moderate an inclusive modular synth discussion space. She creates custom-engraved Eurorack cases under the name Tarot Box Modular.