bio

bio

Jolynn is an innovator who challenges materials and traditional metal techniques to communicate the unseen. She translates the language of time through performative acts, drawing and other forms of documentation. Her work is a collection of marks—intimate objects that relate to the body and evolve with time.

Jolynn received her BFA in Jewelry | Metal | Enameling from Kent State University and her MFA in Metal from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including New York City, Brooklyn, Chicago, Portland, Minneapolis, Munich, Amsterdam and Nijmegen, Netherlands. She received two Research and Creative Project Grants from the State University of New York at New Paltz. These Grants funded equipment and materials used to further the research of her ongoing body of work "rings of dust"—wearable objects that are created using a silver sintering process that she developed for her thesis. Jolynn’s work has been published in “On Offer," Klimt02, SNAG JAMS, and The Beauty Issue of AUTOR Magazine. In 2019, Jolynn received the SNAG Conference Student Scholarship, and her work was exhibited in the SNAG Student Show in Chicago. Jolynn's work was selected for Galerie Marzee’s 33rd International Graduate Show in Nijmegen, Netherlands and she was selected for the Marzee for Starters project. She is currently an Artist-in-Residence at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts where she is developing a new body of work for several exhibitions, including a collaborative curatorial project that will take place in Germany during Munich Jewelry Week 2020.