Jen is a brand designer and artist living in Raleigh, North Carolina. A child of the 80's, the fashion, color and patterns from that decade are palpable influences in her painting. Probably because her mom owned a clothing store at that time, and Jen spent countless hours amongst the shoulder pads, floral prints and color-blocked power suits that adorned the racks.
Her art is bold, playful and alive — a mix of abstract and graphic. With a maximalism approach reconfigured into minimalism technique, she develops layer upon textured layer while staying true to a simple, discovered visual story.
In 2020, Jen — a wife and mother of two — was forced to strip away her own textured layers of distractions and focus on her family and her art. What emerged from that time inside is now a prolific and cathartic personal renaissance.
Pulling inspiration from her past, living in the moment and trusting her intuition has led to features on HGTV, HBO, Anthropolgie, in galleries across the southeast and in private collections around the world.
b.1979 // Charlotte, NC
Currently resides in Raleigh, NC
Bachelor of Graphic Design, North Carolina State University, 2003
"Spring Picnic" // The Miller Gallery // Charleston, SC
"Room to Grow" Solo Exhibition // Charlotte Russell Contemporary // Raleigh, NC
"Hit Refresh" // Charlotte Russell Contemporary // Raleigh, NC
Pop-up Show // The Miller Gallery x Julia Deckman Studio // Charleston, SC
“Colorful Conversation” // Charlotte Russell Contemporary // Raleigh, NC
“Abstract Invitational” // Shain Gallery // Charlotte, NC
Affordable Art Fair // Chelsea, New York
Pop-Up Show, Dana McKenna Designs // Richmond, VA
Charlotte Russell Contemporary x Hartwell // Raleigh, NC
“2x2 Show” // The Miller Gallery // Charleston, SC
Miller Gallery, Charleston, SC // Gallery 1401, Chattanooga, TN // Art House, Charlotte, NC // Charlotte Russell Contemporary, Raleigh, NC