Transart Alum Jayne Holsinger Hosts Open Studios

Jayne Holsinger. Untitled (Bird), 2014. Gouache on paper. 12 x 12 inches.

Jayne Holsinger. Untitled (Bird), 2014. Gouache on paper. 12 x 12 inches.


Transart alum Jayne Holsinger (MFA 2007) is participating in Bushwick Open Studios on Saturday May 31 and Sunday June 1, 2014 from 12 to 7 pm. She invites you to preview small gouache paintings on paper and oils on canvas featuring animals and birds. Inspired by medieval bestiaries and Mughal painting, Holsinger worked using her own farm and wilderness photography and the paintings are destined for an upcoming show in British Columbia.

Based in New York City, Holsinger teaches drawing and painting at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. She earned her BFA from the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida (1976) and continued to study at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana as well as the New York Studio School in New York before earning her MFA from Transart Institute (2007).

Holsinger’s recent solo exhibitions include Jayne Holsinger: Women Drivers (2010) at the Pensacola Museum of Art in Florida and Visual Offering, which traveled to the OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria (2007); Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York (2007); and Abner Hershberger Gallery, Goshen College, Goshen Indiana (2008). She is the recipient of numerous awards including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2013), New York Foundation for the Arts/ Lily Auchincloss Fellowship (2008) and a Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts/ Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Fellowship (2008).

Started in 2006, Bushwick Open Studios is a three-day arts and culture festival celebrating the artistic community of Bushwick, a northern neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The event is hosted by Arts In Bushwick, an “all-volunteer, non-hierarchical” community art organization.

Jayne Holsinger Open Studio
Saturday May 31 & Sunday June 1
12—7 pm
44 Stewart Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237
*One block from Jefferson St (L) train

Holsinger’s work is featured in A Contemporary Bestiary opening June 12, 2014 at Chazou Gallery in Kamloops, British Columbia. The gallery is directed by Transart alum Tricia Sellmer (MFA 2009).

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