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 dried flowers. 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. Most recently she has worked 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.