The Art Of Jennybird Alcantara

Jennybird Alcantara is an artist living in San Francisco CA. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. The majority of her work is oil paintings on wood but she also creates art dolls inspired by her paintings and acrylic works on paper.

Her work has at its core a dreamlike narrative and through her paintings she contemplates the complex interconnectedness of opposites as seen through the prism of myth, fable and fantasy. Jennybird uses the symbolism of duality to explore the connection of life and death and the veil in between, as well as the relationship between the beauty and cruelness of nature, that of the natural world as well as human and animal nature. The anthropomorphic qualities in her characters show the relationship of the central figure to the world she inhabits.

Jennybird's work has been exhibited broadly in the US and Europe. Her work has been published in the Hi Fructose Box Edition Set, Ideafixa Greatest Hits, The Age of Feminine Drawing, several small publications as well as Hi Fructose, Juxtapoz , Raw Vision and Art Doll Quarterly magazines.