• Jenny Learner
  • jlearner@mac.com
  • 773-936-3645
  • Zhou B Art Center
    Studio 303
    Gallery Studio Learn
    1029 West 35th Street
    Chicago, Illiniois
    60609

"Your Dream Space is Only an Artist Away"

As a multi-style decorative artist I am always trying new techniques and media. I choose to express peace and beauty in most of my work and hope my enthusiasm is transferred to the viewer. I see the world through rose-colored glasses and have a deep love and concern for our planet’s environmental future.

Professionally I divide my time as a fine artist and teacher. I work on site-specific artwork with interior designers and architects. Some of the things I design and build are mobiles, custom room dividers, screens, murals on canvas, floor-cloths, and Lazy Susan's.
My favorite work is making fine art, and teaching art to children and seniors. My first passion as an artist was photography. It still is and I take photographs everyday and use the imagery for visual resources for future works.

Encaustic lessons, workshops, visiting artists, and demos at my studio.
Learn more about the history of this unique, challenging, alchemy guided, luminous, addictive, and wondrous medium of Encaustics. Where unexpected art accidents are beautiful!

Bio and Statement
Chicagoan Jenny Learner has been making art her entire life. Classically trained at the American Academy of Art and self-taught in interior, surface design & photography. For over 35 years this multi-faceted artist has been designing custom room dividers, screens, hand-painted wall coverings, fabrics, murals, site-specific art for Interior Designers and Architects. She exhibits, teaches, curates, juries locally and nationally. A published featured artist in Encaustic Art in the Twenty-First Century by Anne Lee & E. Ashley Rooney, "Dining Among the Stars" by Michael Curry, several Chicago magazines and newspapers. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Encaustic Art Institute in Santa Fe New Mexico and in many private collections worldwide.

After an introduction to encaustic she fell in love with the ancient medium of fusing fire with beeswax and pure pigment. Encaustic became her elixir of life. Imagine painting and sculpting within the wonderful realm of flowers and honey. The medium’s luminosity, transparency, aromatherapy, alchemy, with the unexpected results constantly surprise her.

She gains inspiration for her new work from earth’s multiple landscapes and wonders including raw gemstones, outer space, medicine, life, & dreams. Further curious and fascinated with evolution, anthropology and time, as an artist Jenny is grateful to be living in this digital age with resources at her fingertips. The photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand and the Hubble telescope’s imagery of the Universe endlessly muse her.