Every moment is a story. As an outsider you can transform simple interactions into sagas.
I am inspired by film, architecture, observation and eavesdropping. This body of work shows the many sides of life. Leaving the story untold allows the viewer to bring their own experience to a piece. It can take them wherever they decide to go.
I find great satisfaction with assemblage. The process allows me to realize a variety of ideas that would not be possible through other mediums.
Jayne Surrena graduated from the University of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing and Masters of Arts in Teaching the Visual Arts.
Jayne’s photographic collages appeal to multiple audiences. She combines satirical humor with human observation. The simple, unclouded assemblages lure the viewer one after another.
This Philadelphia artist’s work has appeared in multiple publications, galleries and projects worldwide. Some highlights include Gawker, Art Basel Miami, The Wall Breakers, Philadelphia Stories, Art Takes Times Square, Art News Paper, Art Scene News, UnCommonGoods.
Awards,Grants & Fellowships
University of the Arts Teaching Fellowship
Upcoming Artist Grant
Young Artist Grant
Alumni Award Commitment & Progress of Painting
2012. The Mountain Road Resort. Stowe,Vermont.
2009. Shah Alam Gallery. Malaysia
2012.ArtistWanted. Art Takes Times Square
2010. Making It Alumni Show. University of the Arts
2009. Summer in the City. Projects Gallery
2011. Philadelphia Stories Charity Auction
2009. Philadelphia Stories Charity Auction
2008. Inliquid Un – Zipped Auction
2006. Senior Thesis Solo Exhibition
2012. The Sketchbook Project. Tour Dates http://tinyurl.com/dze2mt
2011. University of the Arts Alumni Show
2010. Art Burn. Art Basel. Miami, FL
2006. Wax, Light and Lacquer. Bambi Gallery
Courting by Jayne Surrena, Fall Issue 2011.http://tinyurl.com/surrena2011
Eddie by Jayne Surrena, Summer Issue 2009.http://tinyurl.com/surrena2009
Leap by Jayne Surrena, Spring Issue 2009.http://tinyurl.com/surrenaleap
Breakfast by Jayne Surrena, Fall Issue 2007.http://tinyurl.com/surrena2007
Park Art Magazine. Issue 3. April 23, 2012. Cover and 3 page layout. http://www.parkmagazine.org/index.php/en/archive
The Edge Magazine of the University of the Arts. Winter 2012. Page 58. Alumni Spotlight
BitFUUL Magazine. Issue 5. March 2012. http://tinyurl.com/72vxvml
Clippings & Mentions
ArtSceneNews.com. Art Basel Miami Beach: Burning Down the House. 2009
Artist a Day http://tinyurl.com/cbhmdn8
University Arts. Alumni Spotlight http://tinyurl.com/surrenauarts
Gawker Artist http://tinyurl.com/3nasm4d
Get Inspired Magazine
Come in to Land
Create/ Curate. July. 2012
The Wall Breakers 6.5.12
2010 MA in Teaching the Visual Arts University of the Arts
2006 BFA in Painting & Drawing University of the Arts