ABOUT JOLYN GC
Jolyn GC is a Modern and Contemporary Portrait Artist from Seattle. After leaving behind a career as a criminal prosecuting attorney, she rekindled her interest in art.
As a self taught artist, she has experimented with acrylic painting and currently creates mixed media collage portraits she calls Afro Jazz. Afro Jazz is her artistic contribution to the narrative that #BlackLivesMatter and reflects the influences of the African Diaspora with its use of vibrant african textiles and black identity.
Influenced by her legal background, she has developed an arts and social justice program for teens called TEENERGY that teaches young leaders how to use their creative voice for social change. As the lead curator for Modus Doperandi, —an online exhibition she pioneered in 2014, she enjoys discovering new emerging black artists to feature.
She has participated in various festivals as well as both juried and non-juried exhibitions with the Onyx Fine Arts Collective, Festival Sundiata and C Art Gallery. In her very first exhibition, she received the Onyx Fine Arts Collective People’s Choice Award in 2012.
She currently serves as a Washington State Arts Commissioner. Jolyn splits her time between Seattle and Jamaica, finding creative inspiration along the way. Keep up with her on the internets: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, or join the mailing list for subscriber-only deals and updates.
"I HAVE UNLIMITED PERMISSION SLIPS TO CREATE AS I SEE FIT."
Afro Jazz Fine Art is a mixed media portrait collage style created by Jolyn GC that is meant to showcase the beauty of the African Diaspora.
Modus Doperandi, is a word Jolyn uses to describe what it means to operate in all things dope. It is also a virtual exhibition for emerging talent in the diaspora . To be featured in the next exhibition, drop us line.
I love meeting new people and having creative conversations. I usually find new inspiration for something I am writing or a new piece I'm working on in the studio. Let's connect!