Autoethnography is research into a phenomenon / culture via the self. Autoethnographic art – is autoethnography via art practice also known sometimes as “visual autoethnography”.

The Art of Vulnerability

Jennyanne’s work has been described as ‘an exploration of the human condition’. It is autoethnographic in nature and ponders, questions and analyses ‘life’ from many perspectives but mainly her own ever-changing lens.

Religion, philosophy, personal history, literature, anthropology, psychology and spirituality all inform her practice which has covered all manner of characteristics, events and situations that have composed the essentials of her human existence thus far.

Themes within her work

Aspiration, Emotionality and Conflict (Fairy Tale, 2003), Growth and Aspiration (Love, Lust and Pain, 2006, The I AM Story 2010), Relationships and Love (This Cuckoo Thing, 2007, Tell Me Something About Your First Love 2008-2011), The meaning of Life (Unanswerable Questions, 2006-2008), Perceptions of the Self, feminism and femininity (Mirror Mirror 2005 and An Intimate Distance, 2008), Mortality and Mental Health (The Tale of Annie Get Your Gun, 2010, A Life Lived Through Lillies 2012), Personal Growth (Mandala, 2018) Education and perceptions of the other (An elegy aimed at the arrogant, 2012) and Rape 2018, Reclaiming my Red).

Recent Projects

Before I decided to ‘Paint the Future instead of sculpt the past’ I was working on a piece where I was casting 1000 arms of Avoloketishvara and creating a body of work around my 2018 diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder in  ‘My Bipolar Coming out Story’ which was to be exhibited in May 2020 as part of the Stigma exhibition that I was co-curating at The Artworks

During Covid-19 I decided to take a change in my artistic output – and decided to learn how to REALLY paint abstracts! Before this however I was a mixed media fine artist whose practice mixed traditional sculptural methods with performance and spoken word. I oftentimes described my life as my art and generally did not distinguish between my practice and my participatory work. But now I’ve decided to follow my vision and PAINT!!! And bring some JOY into the world via colour!! woohoo

Want to work with Jennyanne?

Get in touch


tel: 077 93 02 00 00

SM: @jennyannearts

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