I'm a painter! Mostly I'm an oil painter, though I've been known to use just about any medium available at a given moment.
I Love to paint. It's pretty much all I want to do.
I Love to paint the world around me and lots of beautiful things — and I Love that a lot of my peeps seem to really Love my paintings of our beautiful world and the beautiful things in it!
There is nothing really special about me, I'm just painter who paints... just about anything, just about all the time.
P.S. I’m a bit of a formalist — my world is made up of line, color, shape, form, structure, composition and plasticity. And, while I paint from observation, the subject of the painting is not my objective. The process of painting is my objective — the process of how to best use the medium, often oil paint, to create and subjugate form on the two dimensional surface of the canvas.
MBA: MARKETING | Temple University, Fox School of Business | Philadelphia PA | 2007-2011
BFA: PAINTING (Minored in Art History) | Wright State University | Dayton OH | 1995-2000
• Graduated Cum Laude
• Appointed three Art History Teaching Assistantships and served two professors.
SUMMER: PAINTING | Chautauqua Institute | Chautauqua NY | 2000 Awarded scholarship to summer art program at the Chautauqua Institute.
PAINTING & ART HISTORY/VIENNA SECESSION | Webster University | Vienna Austria | 1996 Awarded scholarship to study Painting and Art History/Vienna Secession.
EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS:
2019 | Solo (November, 2019) | Da Vinci Art Alliance | Phila PA
2019 | Solo | InLiquid Presents: Jenn Hallgren at Twenty Manning Grill | Phila PA
2018 | Solo | Watermark Gallery | Watermark at Logan Square | Phila PA
2019 | Better Together | Henry Gallery at Penn State | Phila PA
2019 | Together | Wayne Art Center | Phila PA
2019 | Art of the Flower | Philadelphia Sketch Club | Phila PA
2018 | Awarded Best in Show | Embodying Masonic Values | The Masonic Temple | Phila PA 2018 | Celebration of Art and Life | Penn Medicine, Perelman Building | Phila PA
2018 | Dear Fleisher | Fleisher Art Memorial | Phila PA
2018 | PwaT Show | PwaT | Phila PA
2018 | Looking Forward | Da Vinci Art Alliance | Phila PA
2017 | Art of the Flower | Philadelphia Sketch Club | Phila PA
2016 | Philadelphia Athenaeum 200th Anniversary Art Exhibition | Phila PA
2003 | Awarded Second Place | New Rochelle Art Assoc. 88th Annual | New Rochelle NY 2000 | Awarded Honorable Mention | CultureWorks Self Portrait Show | Dayton OH 2000 | Thesis Exhibition | Wright Statue University | Dayton OH
2000 | Awarded Full Scholarship | Chautauqua Institute | Chautauqua NY
2000 | Chautauqua Art Show | Chautauqua Institute | Chautauqua NY
2000 | Awarded Purchase Stipend | Senior Group Show | Galleries at Wright State U | Dayton OH 1996 | Awarded Full Scholarship | Webster University Vienna | Vienna Austria
1992-2000 | Numerous Student Shows | St. Louis Community College, St. Louis MO; Webster
University, St. Louis MO; and Wright State University, Dayton OH
1992-2000 | Awarded Numerous Merit-based Scholarships | St. Louis Community College, St. Louis
MO; Webster University, St. Louis MO; and Wright State University, Dayton OH