Jenna Gribbon — Born 1978, Knoxville, Tennessee. Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Represented by Fredericks & Freiser, New York; and Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London/Hong Kong.
Jenna Bribbon paints lush, intimate scenes of (primarily female) friends and lovers, domestic spaces, and staged events with flickering, ebullient brushwork. In a world that is saturated with digital images, a world that finds itself exposed by the almost complete absence of online privacy, Gribbon finds a way to communicate her point of view through the depiction of her intimacy; bringing the viewer within the images that characterize her everyday life and the inventory of data that have been shared online by the artist throughout the years.
Primary attention is given to the theme of ‘intimacy’, both in a tacit and explicit way, showing the artist whilst living up with her role of mother, but also showing her while letting go to her newly discovered queerness and her deep love for her fiancee Mackenzie Scott.
Gribbon attended the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, and earned her BFA in Drawing and Painting in 2001. In 2003, Gribbon relocated to New York City, where she began working in the studio of Jeff Koons as a painter and color technician. In 2006 she was commissioned by Sofia Coppola to make three paintings for the film, "Marie Antoinette". In 2019, Gribbon graduated from Hunter College in New York City with her MFA. She had solo exhibitions with Fredericks & Freiser, New York; and Gnyp Gallery, Berlin. Her next solo exhibition will be at Massimo de Carlo, London, in 2022. Recent group exhibitions include I Care Because You Do, The Mass, Tokyo; I will wear you in my heart of heart, The Flag Art Foundation, New York; Present Generations: Creating the Scantland Collection, Columbus Museum of Art; Equal Affections, Grimm, Amsterdam; and Portraiture One Century Apart, Massimo de Carlo, London and Paris.
Bad Girls 2021 - Featured Work
oil on linen
30.5 x 22.9 cm - 12 x 9 inches
Not for sale.