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Jada Fabrizio
Weehawken, NJ
Photography, Sculpture

Artwork Details

Archival Print

Jada Fabrizio's practice incorporates aspects of various disciplines, taking the form of sculpture, photography and installation. She is particularly interested in considering the connections between shared experiences and emotions.

Jada resides in Weehawken, NJ and studied photography at the School of Visual Arts and the International Center for Photography in New York City, she also attended workshops with photographer Mary Ellen Mark and volunteers with the 4heads artists group, Governors Island Art Fair. Published in Musée Magazine multiple editions and was awarded First place for Art Scene Today's Mad Mad World and a solo exhibition at Monmouth Museum in New Jersey. Jada has participated inexhibitions in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Florida and Istanbul, Turkey.

She writes: "I consider myself an alternative reality photographer. I sculpt my own characters, build dioramas, and light the scene to create surreal visual fables or freshly minted fairy tales for adults. My work transforms grit into something that hints positive, leaving the viewer between safe harbors, hoping for the best.

"The impulse to make pictures comes from my own urge to understand and reconcile childhood experiences and current day observations. Through the process of sketching to completion I come to a deeper understanding of complex issues.

"The resulting images are small perplexing moments that leave the viewer with a feeling that they have been dropped into a somewhat familiar plot. Working with fictional scenes desensitizes the narrative and creates a haven for viewer sympathies. In safety, viewers are more likely to project their own history onto the picture.

"Each image is purposely unresolved. They are, in essence, stories in need of an ending. I believe that we cannot always affect the narrative of life's circumstances, only the attitude we adopt towards them."


Jada Fabrizio's work is being shown in this exhibit:


Jada Fabrizio: Photographic Fairy Tales
The Monmouth Museum

Emerging Artists Series

August 18 - September 17, 2017

Opening reception: August 18
Gallery talk: September 13


Gallery hours: Tue - Sat 10 am - 5pm; Sun: 12pm - 5pm