Jolynn seeks balance through a healing practice that integrates tender observations with tedious rituals. She absorbs her surroundings, routines, obsessions, and impulses to further her awareness of the human condition. Through elusive marks and repetitive acts, Jolynn translates these discoveries. Her work is an accumulation of intimate thoughts and rituals; artifacts of time that illuminate everyday moments.
Jolynn is an artist and educator from Ohio. She received her BFA in Jewelry | Metal | Enameling from Kent State University. After working as a Bench Jeweler in New York City, she pursued an MFA in Metal from the State University of New York at New Paltz, where she was 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.
Recently, Jolynn received teaching opportunities at Towson University and the Baltimore Jewelry Center where she will be an Instructor of Record in 2021.