Jenny Wein is a working artist and designer with a studio at the Gallery MC in New York City. She has created art for a wide range of clients that include Vogue, Thrillist Media Group, F-Factor, Nike, The Makeup Show, Concrete Jungle, and more.
Jenny began her formal training in high school, but much of what she has learned has come from her interaction and observation of great art. While living in New York City, Jenny became fascinated with painting, sculpture, and especially drawing. She scoured the galleries and museums in Manhattan and spent a summer in Paris studying the works and lives of master artists. She developed her techniques at The Huntington School of Fine Arts, The American University of Paris, and earned a BFA and MFA at the College of Fine Arts at Boston University. She graduated summa cum laude and worked directly under Richard Raiselis and Richard Ryan.
Jenny primarily works with Oil and Acrylic on canvas. For illustration, she prefers working with graphite or charcoal and water-based products on paper. Her drawings manipulate, borrow and hybridize aspects of our visual vocabulary and lexicon; in so doing she creates a unique and personal language as a visual identity. In exploring the space where text and images form a language to communicate ideas and reflect a set of sensibilities and values, she produces paintings and drawings that reflect her own dispositions and visual aesthetics. The initial gestures of her line drawings in charcoal begin intuitively to create the encapsulating and sectional compositions. Additional bright accents of watercolor and acrylic are added as spatial fill-ins resembling child-like coloration and playfulness. The immediacy in application of the wet brush communicates the primacy and fluidity essential in creating her images. The results are gestural expressive earth-colored icons hinting at representation formed by her application of charcoal and the scrawl of the brush.
Aside from producing her own work, Jenny works with children from Explore Charter Schools and Achievement First schools creating large-scale grid paintings. The paintings incorporate sentences, letters, marks, and words generated by the children. The entire student body is involved in the paintings, which have raised significant funds for these institutions.
Jenny Wein was born in Manhasset, NY and currently resides in Manhattan, where she aspires to make a mark in the art world.