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Bio

Jolyn Fry was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Her parents were tobacco farmers, and she and her younger siblings spent much of their childhood exploring and working on their 89 acre farm. Jolyn showed a passion for art from an early age on, and her family encouraged her to pursue her creative interests. She graduated with honors from Pennsylvania School of Art and Design in 1996. Since moving to Portland, Oregon, the following year, she has exhibited her continually evolving body of work in many group and solo shows. Whether depicting literal, physical landscapes or those of a more personal, emotional nature, Jolyn says, 'Surrendering to my artistic process grants me the kindest perspective of myself and the life that moves around me.’ She currently works as a teacher at Radius Community Art Studio in SE Portland.


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EDUCATION:

1990-96 Pennsylvania School of Art & Design, CFA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2018 Landscapes, Luke’s Frame Shop Gallery, Portland, OR

2015 The Two and Between, The Red E Gallery, Portland, OR

2009 The Heart Will Not Hide, Launch Pad Gallery, Portland, OR

2009 Fractured Light, Doll Gardner Gallery, Portland, OR

2006 My Inner Garden, Seven Corners Gallery, Portland, OR

2004 Being Human, Seven Corners Gallery, Portland, OR

2002 Reaching, Gallery Schmallery, Portland, OR

2001 Saturation, Gallery Schmallery, Portland, OR

1999 Movement Within Stillness, Borders Gallery, Portland, OR

1998 Atmospheric Movements, Laurelhurst Community Festival, Portland, OR

1997 Living Substance, Concentrix Gallery, Lancaster, PA

1997 Emerging Artist Exhibit, Lancaster Art Museum, Lancaster, PA

1995 The Fall Exhibit, Space 37 Studios, Lancaster, PA

1995 Landscape Studies, Thyme and Seasons, Lancaster, PA

EXHIBITIONS:

2017 Spaceness, Sou’wester, Seaview, WA

2015 VoiceCatcher, Disjecta, Portland, OR

2014 Print Invitational, PCA&D Gallery, Lancaster, PA

2012 Love Show, Launch Pad gallery, Portland, OR

2011 Prismactivism, Launch Pad Gallery, Portland, OR

2010 Newer Shades of Green, Hoffman Gallery, Portland, OR

2010 Influence, Errata Gallery, Portland, OR

2009 Family Show, Launch Pad Gallery, Portland, OR

2009 Valentine Benefit Show, Beppu Wiardi Gallery, Portland, OR

2008 Group Show, Gallery Lune, Manzanita, OR

2008 Group Show, Gallery Lune, Manzanita, OR

2007 VBC 2007 Annual Exhibit, Disjecta, Portland, OR

2006 Waste Not Art Exhibition, Disjecta, Portland, OR

2005-06 SE Art Walk, Seven Corners Studio, Portland, OR

1998 Prints for Prince, Pennsylvania School of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA

1996 Annual Senior Exhibit, Pennsylvania School of Art and Design, PA

1995 Art Walk: Art For Thought, Scott Miller Studios, Lancaster, PA

AWARDS AND GRANTS:

2009 Artist Grant, William T. Colville Foundation, Santa Barbara, CA

2006 First Place in the Waste Not Recycled art competition, Disjecta and Scrap, Portland, OR

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

1998-18 Private Art instructor, Portland, OR

2007-18 Fine Arts instructor at Radius Community Art Studios, Portland, OR

2007-08 Art teacher at the Community Home School, Portland, OR

2005 Painting instructor at the Garden Laboratory School, Portland, OR

1995 Art Teacher for Summer Arts Program for gifted and ADD children, PSA& D, Lancaster, PA