Jenny Jope is an award winning mixed-media artist and fine art photographer. She is a graduate of Simmons College and Boston College, where she studied English literature and psychology, and developed a passion for storytelling. Jope is is also a member of SNAC, the Southern New England Artist Community, a collection of vibrant artists promoting contemporary art throughout New England.

 

Artist Statement:

"I've always been drawn to storytelling. Each deeply lined and pocked human face, every home sagging with loneliness and decay, every naked tree with its winter bones shrouded in snow has a deeply meaningful story that it offers to anyone who cares to pause and listen. My professional work as a psychotherapist harmonizes both the science and the art of cultivating a sacred space for personal stories to be held, honored, and transmogrified. In a similar way, my artistic process seeks to balance technique with inventiveness and curiosity. Photography offers the scaffolding to seek out the exquisite dramas disguised as ordinary life. In my mixed-media work, I find I am free to transcend the limitations of reality. I join collected photographs, vintage papers, handmade papers, mono prints, wax, acrylics, and other found materials together to create absurd, beautiful, and elusive worlds."

 

Previous Exhibitions:

Gallery at Enso Flats

Great Pond Gallery

Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery

Zullo Gallery

Trescott Street Gallery

Warwick Museum of Art

The Artist’s Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place

IMAGO Gallery

Plymouth Center for the Arts

New England Artisan Gallery

Artworks New Bedford

Gallery X

HeART Spot Art Center and Gallery

Hancock Gallery

Preservation Framer

Cordage Park Gallery

Hunakai Studio and School of Fine Arts

True Grit Art Gallery

Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub

Attleboro Arts Museum

DeBlois Gallery

UGLY Gallery

New Bedford Open Studios

Accidental Gallery

Narrows Center for the Arts

Woodshed Gallery

Dimensions Wellness & Design Studio

Post Road Art Center

Nave Gallery

Calliope Zine

 

“Jope’s photographs quietly tell part of a story. Like poetry, the work balances between unconcealed realities and an imaginative poignancy. The affecting presence of her work attests to the artist’s ability.”   

 

“Flawless photos grab the viewer’s attention. Jope displays an uncanny insight into that which captivate.”