Very excited to have the one and only Jenny Brown on the blog today! She has been featured on The Jealous Curator and PxP Contemporary; collaborated with Anthropologie, and creates beautiful abstracted mixed media pieces inspired by flora and the universe.
Jenny Brown graduated from Bennington College in 1996 and received her MFA in 2005 from The School of Visual Arts, where she focused on the study of painting, drawing, and collage. She moved to Rhode Island, in 2008 and currently work out of a studio in Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood. She has collaborated with retail brands such as Anthropolgie and Alex & Ani, worked in a variety of art education settings both as a teacher and a mentor, and has over a decade of experience in event planning and facilities management in the corporate sector.
Jenny had some great insight into her work:
Over the past decade, I have become captivated with exploring ideas surrounding the existence of a parallel or “alt” universe, and finding a way to represent it visually. What if we opened everyday doors and instead of seeing what we expected to see, we saw how we existed in the same moment but in another place in time? What if that alternative world wasn’t frightening, but instead place where color, nature, and our souls made sense in their own unique and curious way?
As an artist who sees the process of creating art as non-linear, I find that I experience the past, present, and future lives of my work all simultaneously. These periods of time happen all at once, maybe not at all, and sometimes infinitely with no end in sight. I find everyday curiousness, the physical mementos (such as photographs & paper ephemera I use in my work), and the history and images from past travels to be present every time I bring pen to paper. For when one speaks to me about my work and my creative process, I wish they could see it all-the beginnings, the unknowns, the forgotten, the lost, the joyous, and the never-ending beauty of the story that brought me to this exact place and time.
See more of her colorful mixed media creations at www.jennybrownart.com and on