Jessica Alpern Brown is a multidisciplinary artist that comes from a diverse background driven by curiosity. She started her career as a photographer in the United States Navy stationed in Japan. After graduating from the New England School of Photography Jessica accepted a position as a forensic photographer for the state of Texas.
Wishing to explore opportunities outside of government institutions, she joined the crew of a sailboat and worked as a travel photographer, navigator and handyman before returning to the U.S. to focus on her art practice. While Jessica is primarily a paper cutter, she works with a variety of materials from resin and acrylic to found objects and organic matter. She believes that the best art comes from the moments when thoughtfulness and skillful making intersect.
Jessica currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband, son and cats. She is currently represented by the Boxheart Gallery and can be found teaching with the The Society for Contemporary Craft. She is also an Artist in Residence at the Project Space with Casey Droege Cultural Productions and a recipient of the Emerging Artist award with the Three Rivers Arts Festival.