Artist Spotlight: Jan Lauren Greenfield, Mixed Media Artist

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Upper West Side resident and New York native, Jan Lauren Greenfield is a multidisciplinary artist and writer. Her work was featured in Vogue Italia, she was the recipient of the 2014-15 Artist’s Initiative Award by the Jewish Education Project /UJA- Federation and has worked with the United Nations.

Her Twelve Tribes Project reimagined the archetypes of the ancient tribes of Israel with contemporary film stars and is available for purchase. Her recent work has been exhibited at the Hamachtarot Museum as part of the Jerusalem Biennale in Israel, The Derfner Judaica Museum, and The Con Artist Collective on the Lower East Side.

Ms. Greenfield’s book, “My Beautiful Bipolar Mind; Fire on the Mountain” (Classic Day Press), is available here on Amazon. She holds a Master’s degree from Pratt Institute where she has taught mixed media art.

Artist Statement

I know cities. Growing up in New York provided me with an innate ability to pick up on the pulse and rhythm of any city. My aesthetic is heavily impacted by the city. A few years ago, my work was overtly political, more raw. Often, I’ll use acrylic paint, found objects, sometimes organic material like snakeskins or scrap metal on canvas. I tend to explore the current state of our physical and cultural environment including the isolating and apathetic effects induced by the social media culture. My work loosely draws from the influences of Duchamp, Rauschenberg, Bob Dylan and Elizabeth Bishop. I also draw on allusions of other cities where I have lived or traveled including Katmandu, Woodstock and Tel Aviv.

For available work and pricing info www.janlauren.com or contact Janlauren.greenfield@gmail.com for a Zoom showing.

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