Piece description from the artist
Through the use of mixed media including collage, paint, thread and pigments I interweave spiritual and philosophical ideologies to create abstractions of outdoor settings. My hope is to lend viewers a look into my investigations of emotion represented by the landscape. I draw from both my personal experiences and intimate relationships to produce this subject matter. However, it is not just the exploration that truly excites me but construction as well. To mend, piece together, patch, cobble, cure, cultivate where nothing was before is an integral part of my process. I am intrigued with the idea of small pieces constructed to loosely create a whole or inter-dependence. Only within these environments can I remove myself from my current environment to enter a space where I have complete power.
Born in San Francisco in 1980, Jana Flynn studied painting, drawing and ceramics at San Francisco State University where she earned her B.F.A. in 2003. In 2005 she was awarded a year residency from San Francisco based non-profit, Red Ink studios. Since moving to New York in 2007 she received her M.F.A. from Parsons The New School in 2009 where she was awarded the Graduate Dean Scholarship. Her work has been exhibited in various galleries nationally and has been presented at Pulse NY, Aqua Miami. She has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle, Ethsix Magazine, and Dislocate Magazine. Most recently she was awarded a fellowship by Jentel Artist Residency Program in Wyoming.