Jennifer Axinn-Weiss first exhibited her artwork in 1980, at age 18, when her ceramic work was selected by Udinotti Gallery in Scottsdale. She had her first solo exhibition at the Arizona State Capital Building. Exhibitions venues range from American University, University of California at Berkeley, The Anderson Museum in Richmond, Virginia, and the Arts commission of the city of Florence, Italy. Jennifer has been commissioned to build several large scale Lobby sculptures. Local exhibitions include Deep Listening Space, Omega Institute, Sharada Gallery, The Artist’s Palate in Poughkeepsie, and Twist Restaurant in Hyde Park.
Axinn-Weiss has a Master of Fine Art in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she was honored as a Fellow. Jennifer was selected as an Artist in residence at Omega Institute, and worked as an “Artist for Healing” through Mill street Loft, bringing art processes to Vassar Brothers Hospital Pediatric ward for over 7 years. Jennifer has an art studio and private Healing arts Practice at Izlind Wellness center in Rhinebeck, where she lives with her husband Michael, a wine professor and James Beard award winning author.
My work blurs the boundary between painting and collage. Whether the work starts with an image sourced from outside, or from an inner vision, painting helps me integrate the unseen world of spirit with the world we see. Art is the place where invisible presence can be made visible through image, color and light. I feel compelled to keep painting in order to capture the subtle aspect of our world, even though it is like chasing an elusive dream that always gets lost in translation.