Through repetative acts—piercing, taping, twisting, scratching, scraping, sweeping, sifting, and wrapping—Jolynn uncovers artifacts that translate the human condition. These performances gradually reveal intimate testimonies that illuminate the unseen, while reciting the language of time.
Jolynn received her BFA in Jewelry | Metal | Enameling from Kent State University. After working as a Bench Jeweler in New York City, Jolynn pursued an MFA in Metal from the State University of New York at New Paltz, where she served as an Instructor of Record. Jolynn’s work has been published in Art Jewelry Forum's On Offer, Klimt02, SNAG JAMS, and The Beauty Issue of AUTOR Magazine, and her work has been shown both nationally and internationally. In 2019, her work was selected for Galerie Marzee’s 33rd International Graduate Show in Nijmegen, Netherlands.
Jolynn was a 2019 | 2020 Artist-in-Residence at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts where she balanced teaching and art handling with a full-time studio practice. During this time, she developed a series of ongoing works including: rings of dust (27 grams), twenty-four hours of silence (56 grams), dustprints, file, pause, sort, and surroundings, which were exhibited at the Sandra Blain Gallery in 2020. She is currently represented by Intro by Galerie Marzee in Amsterdam.