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Jana Flynn
updated: 05/31/2009
website: janaflynn.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Math
Arrangement of Sidereal Elements
Projection of Slightlines: My need for a Uniform Mass
Will had Failed
Return To Battle
The Wounds Remain Visible
Dynamics of Glacial Retreat and Advance
Another Uplift
Migrations of Dunes and Crossbeds
Upheaval, eroded fold, the work of ice
Misalignment and the Realm of Everlasting Night
Something Lives Within These Lies
Forces of Uplift, How Mountains Grow
Evolution Through Adaption
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  collage, architecture, surreal, process, landscape, pattern, craft, meditative
 
 
Math by Jana Flynn
Math
string, raised wooden platforms
2008
Dimensions variable
Arrangement of Sidereal Elements by Jana Flynn
Arrangement of Sidereal Elements
string, thread, wooden dowels, beads, plexi glass
2008
84" x  48"  x 18" 
Projection of Slightlines: My need for a Uniform Mass by Jana Flynn
Projection of Slightlines: My need for a Uniform Mass
String, wooden pole
2009
96" x  96"  x 36" 
Will had Failed by Jana Flynn
Will had Failed
string
2008
Dimensions variable
Return To Battle by Jana Flynn
Return To Battle
paint and collage on paper
2008
35" x  23" 
The Wounds Remain Visible by Jana Flynn
The Wounds Remain Visible
gauche, acrylic paint, pen, tea leaves, vellum on paper
2007
34" x  30" 
Dynamics of Glacial Retreat and Advance by Jana Flynn
Dynamics of Glacial Retreat and Advance
gauche, acrylic paint, pen, on paper
2007
35" x  30" 
Another Uplift by Jana Flynn
Another Uplift
paint and collage on paper
2008
21" x  30" 
Migrations of Dunes and Crossbeds by Jana Flynn
Migrations of Dunes and Crossbeds
gauche, acrylic paint, pen, collage on paper
2007
34" x  30" 
Upheaval, eroded fold, the work of ice by Jana Flynn
Upheaval, eroded fold, the work of ice
paint and collage on paper
2008
32" x  19" 
Misalignment and the Realm of Everlasting Night by Jana Flynn
Misalignment and the Realm of Everlasting Night
gauche, acrylic paint, pen, collage on paper
2007
20" x  34" 
Something Lives Within These Lies by Jana Flynn
Something Lives Within These Lies
gauche, acrylic paint, pen, thread on paper
2007
18" x  30" 
Forces of Uplift, How Mountains Grow by Jana Flynn
Forces of Uplift, How Mountains Grow
gauche, acrylic paint, pen, thread, confetti, on paper
2005
26" x  36" 
Evolution Through Adaption by Jana Flynn
Evolution Through Adaption
paint and collage on paper
2008
36" x  45" 

Artist Statement

 

Through the use of mixed media including collage, paint, thread and tea leaves, Flynn intermingles spiritual and philosophical ideologies to create miniature, unique abstractions of outdoor settings. Flynn’s organic approach lends viewers an introspective look into her artistic development that she has described as a fundamental part of her pieces. “It is not only the investigation 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.”

Flynn’s subject matter draws from her personal experiences and reveals her abiding interest in psychology and philosophy. Her pieces reflect a disillusioned and at times eerie environment constructed from small pieces that only loosely create a whole. These vacant settings of only one or two seemingly out of place objects form a surreal scene that might only exist in dreams. However fantastical these mineral toned terrains, they are representations of Flynn’s own imagination, or what she describes as “Removing myself from my current environment to enter a space where I have complete power…”

Born in 1980, Flynn studied Painting, Drawing and Ceramics at San Francisco State University where she earned a BFA in 2003. She is currently attending Parsons The New School where she plans to receive a MFA in Visual Arts in the spring of 2009. Flynn’s work has been showcased in various galleries in California and New York and was presented at the Art Fairs in Miami in 2007. Flynn has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle and Ethsix Magazine.

Artist Bio / CV

 

Jana was born in 1980 she lives and works in Brooklyn

Education
-2003 BFA, San Francisco State University (Painting, Drawing, and Ceramics)
-Acquiring MFA in Fine Arts at Parsons the New School, graduation spring 2009

Selected Exhibitions

2008, Portals, Johansson Projects, 2300 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA.

2007, Invisible Cities,  111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna st, San Francisco, CA.

2007, Excavations, Johanasson Projects, 2300 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA.
2007, A Concordance of Ones Life, The Lab,  2948 16th s,. San Francisco CA.
2006, Fundraising Event, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, 420 Clementina st, San Francisco CA
2006, Fastfoward/Rewind, Lives With Animals Gallery, 210 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY
2006 Ethsix Magazine, AR Space, 1286 Folsom St. S.F, CA.
2006 Clay (re) Emerge, Red Ink Studios, 25 9th St. S.F, CA.
2005 Never Odd or Even, Budget Gallery, Sunset Ave. Los Angeles
2005 Cal. Clay Competition, The Artery, 207 G St. Davis CA
2005 Interwoven, On Six Gallery 60 Sixth St. S.F., CA
2004 San Francisco City College Gallery Group Show Building B, Marina St., S.F., Ca.
2003 Another One Night Stand, 57 Thames Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2002 Stillwell, San Francisco State Art Gallery San Francisco CA.

Art Fairs
2007 RED DOT Miami Beach

2008 Pulse New York

2008 Aqua Miami 

 

Collections   
visa corporation

Publications
may 2007 San Francisco Chronicle
Sept 2007 Ethsix Magazine