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 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.
Employment and Education
Business Owner, Rabenfeder Craft
Business Owner, Redbubble merch shop demibuoyant
Intern, Analyst for financial tech company Riperian
Freelance Artist & Designer
Graphic Designer for financial tech company Scivantage
B.A. in German and Studio Art from Wheaton College, Massachusetts
Currently On View:
"Hope In My Vial" is currently on view as part of Prism: Colors of Creativity, a NH Art Association members show featuring works with vibrant rainbow colors that promote self-expression and self-love. On view June 1st - July 2nd at NH Art Association in Portsmouth, NH.
"Fluidity In The Structure" and "New Skin" shown in Elements, a show open to NH Art Association members that asks that artists to find how art and science connect. View and shop works online here, and at the NH Art Association in Portsmouth, NH.
"Decorative Sushi Tray" shown in Trash To Treasure, an environmentally conscious show open to NH Art Association members and other local creatives, that asks that artists "reimagine their recyclables" at Mosaic Art Collective in Manchester, NH, in collaboration with the NH Art Association in Portsmouth, NH.
"Clover Congregation", "Surprise Succulents", "Treats For Three", and "Still & Serene" shown at Glad You Asked!, open call salon exhibition at See Saw Art in Manchester, NH
I Have To Be Visible / I Have To Hide, solo exhibition on view for March 2023 at the Exeter Public Library in Exeter, NH
"Growing Together" shown as part of Fledgling: Artists Under 30, juried exhibition (juror Gabriel Sosa) at the New Hampshire Art Association in Portsmouth, NH - you can also purchase works from the exhibition online
"The Way Out Is To Listen", "Still & Serene", and "Spring Sorcery" shown in SALON 2022, community small works exhibition at Kimball Jenkins in Concord, NH
"New Skin" shown in Generation: Growth, community art show organized by Nashoba Area Social Justice Alliance (NASJA) at Randall Library in Stow, MA
"Love Blossoms", "Surprise Succulents", and "Foxo Friend" shown in Sweetness and Light, community art exhibition at Art Up Front Street in Exeter, NH
"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
"Growth in Isolation" shown in Postcards from the Pandemic, open call show at Wheaton College in Norton, MA
Time and Space series shown in eleven, senior art majors show at Wheaton College in Norton, MA
"Sand Castles" published in Creative Guts Fall 2021 Zine: Nostalgia