Jessica Alpern Brown is a visual artist that comes from a diverse background driven by curiosity. She starting 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.
Deciding it was time to move away from the bureaucratic structure, Jessica joined the crew of a sailboat and worked as a travel photographer, navigator and handyman.
Upon returning to the U.S. her focus shifted to temporal works and the subtractive art of hand cutting paper, exploring themes of Motherhood, grief, and the meaning of empathy.
Jessica has worked with the Brooklyn Museum, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, and as the Gallery Programs Manager for the Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media. She is currently represented by the Boxheart Gallery and can be found teaching with the Pittsburgh Children's Museum, The Society for Contemporary Craft and as an Artist in Residence at Facebook.