ARTIST BIO

Adrienne is an artist, writer and lecturer exploring psyche through the creative process. She exhibits her work, publishes essays and gives public talks on archetypal patterns that emerge on canvas as painted images reflecting aspects of our shared human consciousness. The creative process facilitates an inner process of self-exploration which is augmented with the study of archetypal patterns as psychic energies that continually seek expression in form.

Her research and writing explore art, poetry, spiritual psychology and ancient mythologies to understand how archetypal patterns and themes continue to emerge through symbolic images that influence contemporary psyche and culture.  These underlying layers of unconscious energy, when held up to the light of conscious awareness, inform, inspire and illuminate our understanding of ourselves and the world we inhabit.  We can creatively access these recurring motifs and mine them to reveal important information about our lives today, which are deeply rooted in our collective past.

Since 2012, Adrienne has been immersed in a creative process of self-exploration and discovery, which led her to in-depth study of analytical depth-psychology as developed by C.G. Jung.  She has completed several certificate courses at the Assisi Institute: The International Center for the Study of Archetypal Patterns, including: Archetypal Pattern Analysis, Dream Patterning and The Archetypal Feminine in women's creative process.

Adrienne began her career as a marketing research specialist in technology pharmaceutical industries.  She then applied her business skills working as an arts administrator and cultural policy advocate for two decades in positions as executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, managing director of Philagrafika 2010: The Graphic Unconscious, an international festival of print-making, and director of development and public affairs at Abington Art Center.  She also worked as a consultant and was a senior lecturer and cultural policy research director for the graduate program in arts administration at Drexel University.  

Adrienne is an experienced writer and public speaker, appearing on radio and television and contributing essays and opinion editorials on cultural policy and issues in the nonprofit arts.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Penn State University (1985) and a Master in Business Administration from Drexel University (2003). 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017  Guardians of the Meadow: Honoring Earth and All Her Relations at Pendle Hill Quaker Retreat Center, Media, PA.

2017  Made of This Earth, Speer Gallery, The Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, PA.

2015  Web of Life, Pebble Hill Church Gallery, Doylestown, PA

2013  Fur, Feathers & Flesh, Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA

FEATURED ARTIST EXHIBITIONS

2016  They Walk Among Us: Painted Beasts and Other Curious Creatures, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA.

2015   Adrienne Beth Jenkins and Barbara Straussberg Paintings, Thos. Moser Furniture, Wayne, PA

2010    Light and Despair: Adrienne Jenkins and Valerie Carroll,                         Twenty-Two Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

GROUP AND JURIED SHOWS

2018   CURRENTS 2018, curated by Barbara Zucker, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2018    Professional Artist Members Exhibit, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2017    Annual Group Exhibition, Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA

2015    The 5B's: Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Bats and Bugs, International Juried Exhibition at Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

2015    72nd Annual Juried Painting Show, Cheltenham Center for the Arts; juried by Sharon Ewing, Director Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia.

2013-15    Group Exhibition and Open Studio, Norristown Arts Building

2012         Annual Group Exhibition, Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA

2009/11    Annual Juried Show, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA