About the Artist

 

Jren is a queer artist and designer based in Boston, MA. 

Their name is pronounced Jur-ENN, spoken in as close to one syllable as possible. 

 

They have many creative pursuits, ranging from enamel pins and miniature acrylic paintings, to punny pride merchandise, to angsty, sentimental poetry. Their work is inspired by nature, mythology, bright colors, and raw emotion. Uninspired by the monotony of marketable New England fine art, Jren combines fine art and craft, 2D and 3D to create mixed-media works that literally leap off the page. 

 

Since graduating from Wheaton College in 2019, Jren’s work has been shown in four art exhibitions across New England (see below). 

 

Jren’s edgy phase never ended, and they remain a fan of psychological thrillers, blackwork tattoos, dark clothing, and industrial metal. Outside of the studio, you can find Jren taking care of their pet snake, Erebos, budgeting for concert tickets, trying not to water their 40 varieties of succulents, or showing off their extensive collection of enamel pins. 

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Employment and Education

2021-present     

Business Owner, Rabenfeder Craft

2021-present     

Business Owner, Redbubble merch shop demibuoyant

2018-present     

Intern, Analyst for financial tech company Riperian

2016-present

Freelance Artist & Designer

2018-2020       

Graphic Designer for financial tech company Scivantage

2019                    

B.A. in German and Studio Art from Wheaton College, Massachusetts

Art Exhibitions

2022

New Skin shown in Generation: Growth, community art show organized by Nashoba Area Social Justice Alliance (NASJA) at Randall Library in Stow, MA

2022

Love Blossoms, Surprise Succulents, and Foxo Friend shown in Sweetness and Light, community art exhibition at Art Up Front Street in Exeter, NH 

2021    

Growing Together shown in All My Relations, community art show hosted by Nashoba Area Social Justice Alliance (NASJA) at Stow Town Center Park in Stow, MA

2020                 

Growth in Isolation shown in Postcards from the Pandemic at Wheaton College in Norton, MA

2019                   

Time and Space series shown in eleven, senior art majors show at Wheaton College in Norton, MA

Works Published

2021    

"Sand Castles" published in Creative Guts Fall 2021 Zine: Nostalgia