Adrienne Beth Jenkins
BIOGRAPHY


Adrienne is an artist, researcher and consultant exploring psyche through the creative process. Her creative work and consulting emphasize engagement with archetypal patterns that emerge as creative forms of individual expression reflecting universal aspects of our shared human experience. She views the creative process as an archetypal process of transformation akin to ancient initiation practices and modern individuation based on C.G. Jung’s depth psychology. Accessing the underlying layers of unconscious psychic energy, and holding them up to the light of conscious awareness, informs, inspires and illuminates our understanding of ourselves and the world we inhabit.  

For more than two decades Adrienne worked as an arts administrator and consultant with arts and cultural organizations to plan, strategize, budget and secure resource support for major projects. Senior staff positions include Director of Development and External Affairs at Abington Art Center, Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and Managing Director of Philagrafika and its celebration of printmaking, Philagrafika 2010: The Graphic Unconscious, Philadelphia’s first international, region-wide arts festival of print. From 2001-2006 Adrienne served as adjuncty faculty and as senior lecturer and research director for cultural policy at the graduate program in arts administration at Drexel University.  She has also worked at private and university-based nonprofit consulting organizations. 

AB Arts Consulting | Studio supports artists in consciously engaging with archetypal patterns through their own creative process. Adrienne offers a monthly seminar series and provides personal assistance with creative process issues.  She also offers consulting services in project planning, budgeting and grant-writing for artists. 

Adrienne has an MBA from Drexel University (2003) and a BS in Marketing from Penn State University (1985).  In 2021 she completed five years of study and training in archetypal patterns, culminating in her thesis Painting a Fuller Picture: Archetypal Patterns of Creative Transformation in Ovid’s Echo and Narcissus that she presented at the 2021 Assisi Institute Conference.  

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