Fort Pitt Bridge and Downtown
Fort Pitt Birdge
Commission for Hotel Monaco
Saints in the Strip
|Experienced With||For-hire services, Commissions, Collaboration, Public art|
I am continually exercising finding balance in my life, which I rehearse in my art making process. Constantly oscillating between manipulating fluid and structured mediums, I use the process of art making as a way to better understand the world around me. I am attracted to the fluidity of paint and the ease of mark-making with a brush. The unpredictability of allowing paint to drip on the canvas excites me. Structure and restraint comes with the use of pen and pencil. Though I typically plan how I want a final product to look, I allow myself to be encouraged by the process, as I practice the art of growing from inevitable mistakes.
Pittsburgh emerging artist, Jen Joyce has recently exhibited artwork in group shows including Art All Night and the Fort Pitt Museum. Jen is honored to have worked in collaboration with local businesses including Wigle Whiskey (maltmalt label) and Hotel Monaco. Jen received her BA in Psychology and Studio Arts from Kent State University and MA in Art Therapy with Specialization in Counseling from Seton Hill University. She works full-time as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Art Therapist, providing counseling services for adults at a local outpatient substance use disorder treatment facility. Jen is loves calling Pittsburgh her home and is inspired daily by the beautiful landscape, architecture, and bridges. Jen started painting as a primarily therapeutic exercise, but has since developed a style using acrylic, ink, and gold leaf on layers of poured resin. She is currently captivated creating acrylic paintings of forest animals, portraits of the city she loves, and resin/ink pieces.