Dictionary of Psychology by Jen Mazza

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Book Description

Dictionary of Psychology, 2012
oil on canvas
9 x 10 inches

Gallery price: $4,500

Jen Mazza is represented by Tibor de Nagy in New York. Her work engages with pre-existing images to develop, as Walter Benjamin writes in Arcades Project, “the art of citing without quotation marks.” By allowing things to speak for themselves through the medium of paint, Mazza attempts to gently undermine or tilt habitual structures of seeing and meaning making, drawing out what is overlooked in our relationship to images and objects. In 2001 and 2008, she received Individual Artist Fellowships from the New Jersey State Council for the Arts, and in 2008 she was selected to be Artist in Residence at the Newark Museum. Her painting was the subject of an exhibition at the Jersey City Museum (2010), and her work is in the permanent collection of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. Jen currently teaches at Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute.