Jennifer Bain, ‘Cosmos’, 2010, Michael Warren Contemporary

About Jennifer Bain

Jennifer Bain has always felt an affinity for still life painting, and considers her own practice a post-modern version of the tradition. Bain, whose studio is located in a garden surrounded by a natural park, paints the flora and fauna that populate her immediate space, augmented by photographs, graphics, textiles, hand-printed papers, and references to botanical illustrations. Bain’s style is a partial reference to the botanical artists of the 17th century, like Maria Sibylla Merian. In her paintings, Bain works with both wet and dry media as well as collage; her subjects are rendered in combinations of outlines, color silhouettes, patterned shapes, and shaded forms and placed against white backgrounds.

American, b. 1955, New York, NY, United States, based in Santa Fe, NM, United States