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June 16th – July 22nd, 2023

FOUND is a contemporary, mixed-media exhibit by artist Jayne Biehn, a recent addition to the East Bay art scene. Her oversized works pay homage to original, vintage photography and juxtaposes them with modern typography, graphics, and bold color treatments. The large-scale pieces are adhered to wood and integrate printed paper, acrylic, oil stick, thread, and graphite.

Jayne is inspired by discovered original photography and scours vintage stores, estate sales, and eBay for unique photos that speak to her. Once the image is enlarged, she adds freehand marks, machine sewing, and color. The photos anchor her work, but she experiments and takes risks throughout her process, making the narrative open, accessible, and interpretive.


Jayne Biehn, Candy (2023), printed paper, acrylic, graphite, oil stick, machine sewing on wood panel 50 x 50 inches, Photo Credit: Julie Reichle
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Jayne Biehn

Before concentrating on her true passion — mixed media fine art — Jayne Biehn managed her own graphic design business for ten years, developing logos and identity systems for a broad range of clients, including Oracle, Mastercard, Kikkoman, and X-box. She studied Fine Art at the University of California, Irvine, graduated with a BA in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Southern California, and studied abstract painting at California College of Arts. 

Mercury 20 Gallery

475 25th Street, Oakland CA 94612
Tel: 510-701-4620

Gallery hours: Friday + Saturday: 12-5pm and by appt