Jen Blazina

Meet the maestro

As an artist, Jen is intrigued with the idea that what is precious to one person will be discarded by another. Her work is influenced by commonplace possessions, familial vignettes and photographs. These evoke an ephemeral sense of past memories, whether found in a second-hand shop or passed down from family. She is often attracted to and captivated by the lost beauty of subtle images and materials.

By re-creating and casting mementos in glass and metal, Jen transforms their history in her own voice. This process allows her to capture and hold onto another time in the past, as these objects allude to narratives from fleeting moments.

Jen has her studio in Philadelphia. She has had numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, while winning awards and being in numerous collections worldwide. She is a Professor of Fine Art at Drexel University.