My work explores the intersection of shape, pattern, and color through painting and
drawing based on observation. I create low relief assemblages in the studio, which
include found material and personal ephemera, alongside fabric, wallpaper samples,
and synthetic objects. Off cuts, negative shapes, or remainders from collages become as significant as the positive elements that generated them. It is the search for this state of equilibrium between space and object, or the negotiation between collecting and organizing information that my paintings represent.
About Jenna Weis
Jenna Weiss currently serves as Manager of Public Programs at the Jewish Museum, where
she is responsible for the conception and implementation of diverse and rigorous exhibition related programming for adult audiences. Weiss has previously held positions in Museum Education as the Spiegel Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, and as Visitor Services Coordinator of the Rose Museum of Contemporary Art at Brandeis University. She has taught courses in painting and drawing as an Adjunct Lecturer at Tyler School of Art, Temple University and Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ. She holds a BA in Studio Art and Art History from Brandeis University, and earned her MFA in Painting at Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Her work has been shown in Brooklyn at Ortega y Gasset Projects, Momenta Art, Loft 594 and in Philadelphia at Fjord Gallery, Space 1026 and Grizzly Grizzly.