Jessica Alpern Brown comes from a diverse background driven by curiosity. A multidisciplinary artist that creates fine art and design for public realms and the built environment, she started her career as a photographer in the United States Navy. 


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 now 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 represented by Boxheart Gallery and is a recipient of the Emerging Artist scholarship for the Three Rivers Arts Festival.