My work over the last several years has focused on exploring figurative narrative while utilizing mixed media in order to create texture in painting and drawing. Color and form translate content, thereby revealing the multiple factes of female identity in the context of the sacred and the secular.
While some work is a commentary on the experience of memory, social relationships, sexuality and fantasy, other work focuses on the nature of the deity, culture and mythology.
Experimenting with the application of paint, ink, charcoal, crayons, poster markers, fabric, antique papers, fiberglass, acrylic , oil and collage, I engage in a visceral and tactile relationship by using medium to communicate my deepest feelings. One could say I speak through my work by auto-biographically sharing my story. My goal is that through sharing, my audience will recognize the common thread that unites us all.
As a former Fashion Designer, I recieved an Associate in Applied Arts from The Fashion Institute of Technology (NYC,NY.) and a Bachelor in Fine Arts from The Otis Art Institute of the Parsons School of Design (LA.,CA.) Most recently as I have transitioned into a career in the arts, I have attended classes in Chicago at Lillstreet, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Palette and Chisel, and Hyde Park Art Center and The Art House. In 2015 I received a Certificate of Fine Arts from The Art House. While attending The Art House I participated in seven gallery shows with my peers. I also had my first solo show at Elston Arts (Chicago). My work has been chosen to participate in many juried shows throughout the United Sates.
I partcipate in many online galleries such as Saatchi, Vango, Etsy and a virtual online gallery at www.eastonartgalleries.com To view my complete portfolio you may visit my website at www.j-faunmanne.com.