Jacqueline Ferrante is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her thickly layered abstractions are mirrors of the history, buildup, and decay found predominantly in urban environments. She investigates the relationship between color, texture, and form as they change over time. Telephone poles with decades of postings and detritus accumulation, sides of brick buildings with cracked paint revealing moments of history along with color trends, transit paths, the ebb and flow of life and human touch. Her work re-creates and mimics this history and texture through the process of layering, rubbing, and stripping paint. These techniques function as a gesture towards the forgotten beauty of the world around us.
Ferrante was born and raised in Long Island, NY and received her B.A. in Art and Theater Production from Northeastern University. Her work has been exhibited locally and nationally. She is currently an artist-in-residence at Trestle Gallery located in Brooklyn, NY.
Photo by Taylor James.