Jenn Porreca is a modern contemporary artist with studios in Los Angeles and London. Claiming marked influences from surrealist art and film, vintage fabric patterns, comics, religious iconography, and silhouette animation, she paints a delicate world of intricately layered styling. A creative alchemist of sorts, she spends days in the studio immersed in literary and visual research, piecing together folklore and color palettes to perfect the unique method by which she produces her work.
Born to two artists in a small village outside of London, England - her mother a tombstone and monument sculptor and her father a classically trained musician - Porreca spent her childhood living in Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Lancaster County, and Pennsylvania before finding herself in San Francisco, where she lived for 15 years. She recently relocated to Los Angeles.
Since she began working as an artist in 2006, Porreca has shown in the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. This is her first solo exhibition in San Francisco.
Love In Absentia
Video by Martha Traer
Music by L'Orange
Jenn Porreca discusses her solo show.