Jenny is a painter, illustrator and writer. Her artist books and graphic novels have been sold at Printed Matter’s Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco Art Book Fairs with Vacancy Projects, The Rare and Art Book Annex at the Last Bookstore in Los Angeles, the Arts Annex at Skylight Books in Los Feliz, the 2017 LA Zine Fest, the 2018 LA Zine and Art Book Bazaar, the 2019 Toronto Comic Arts Festival, and purchased by the Scripps College Artist Book collection.

Illustration clients include: Cartier, The Carlyle Hotel NYC, Strategy Muse, Cafe Stella, and Radio Picture Show. Jenny also does privately commissioned drawings and paintings. One of her illustrations was selected by the Society of Illustrators for their 2018 juried show and publication at the Museum of Illustration in NYC.

Jenny’s tiny paintings of women doing everyday acts in private have been shown at Proxy Gallery in Culver City, Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica, and at several pop-up shows, including Plus One at the Museum of Broken Relationships in Los Angeles. She has made them into a book, which you can purchase here.

Jenny is also an educator at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where she teaches drawing, illustration and sequential art classes. She lives in Silverlake, Los Angeles, and is part of the Women Who Draw. To inquire about purchasing artwork or commission requests, please email jennyziomek@gmail.com.

Instagram @jennyziomekstudio

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b. Evanston, IL

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

 

MFA - Claremont Graduate University

MS in Urban Education - NYC Teaching Fellows, Mercy College, NYC

BA in Studio Art - Beloit College, Wisconsin

 

Selected Exhibitions and Fairs

2019

Toronto Comic Arts Festival - Toronto Reference Library, Toronto (upcoming)

Soft Core LA presents: Showcase at the Riveter - The Riveter, Los Angeles

2018

LA Zine and Art Book Bazaar - MaRS Gallery, Los Angeles 

Illustrators 60 Exhibit: Part One - Society of Illustrators at the Museum of Illustration, NYC

2017

Interiors - Proxy Gallery, Culver City, CA

New York Art Book Fair - When I'm With You, mixed media graphic novel in an edition of 70, included in Printed Matter's 2017 NY Art Book Fair with Vacancy Projects.  MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens

Arts Continuum Open Studios - Arts Continuum, Downtown Los Angeles

Plus One - Museum of Broken Relationships, Los Angeles

San Francisco Art Book Fair - When I'm With You, mixed media graphic novel in an edition of 70, included in Printed Matter's 2017 SF Art Book Fair with Vacancy Projects. Minnesota St. Project, San Francisco, CA

Soft Core LA - Arts District, Los Angeles

La Zine Fest 2017 - California Market Center, Los Angeles

Haunted Memories - Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Los Angeles

Green Light - Claremont Graduate University

LA Art Book Fair - When I'm With You, mixed media graphic novel in an edition of 70, included in Printed Matter's 2017 LA Art Book Fair with Vacancy Projects.  The Geffen Contemporary at MoCA, Los Angeles, CA

2016  

When I'm With You - MFA Thesis Exhibition - Claremont Graduate University

Clouds - San Antonio Gardens, Claremont, CA  

Gallery Scene - Installation Gallery, Claremont Graduate University      

Compression - Claremont Graduate University

An Exploration - Alexander Hughes Community Center, Claremont, CA

Sleep Stage collaborative artist book in Megan St. Clair’s thesis show Contact Points - Claremont Graduate University

2015  

When I Was There With You - Installation Gallery, Claremont Graduate University

The Things You Left Behind - Installation Gallery, Claremont Graduate University      

Echo - Claremont Graduate University

Squaring the Circle - Claremont Graduate University

co-LAb 2.0 Launch Show - co-LAb Gallery, Los Angeles

2013  

East LA Storefront Paintings - Matrushka Construction, Los Angeles      

Bite Me - McGroarty Arts Center, Tujunga, CA

co-LAb First Exhibit - co-LAb Gallery, Los Angeles

2011        

Summer Residency Open Studio Exhibition - School of Visual Arts, NYC

Selected Illustration and Commissioned Work

2018

On-Site Custom Illustrations at Cartier Beverly Hills’ holiday event

Illustrations cards and signs for Cartier Beverly Hills’ holiday event

Illustration for Cartier Dallas’ holiday postcard

Illustration for Cartier Boston’s launch event

2017

Illustrated cards, signs and menus for Cartier Beverly Hills' holiday party

Illustrated cards, signs and menus for the Cartier Fifth Avenue Mansion's holiday party 

Illustrated menu for Cartier's launch party for Cactus de Cartier 

Illustration for invitation to Radio Picture Show’s final show

Illustration for Cafe Stella’s Sunset Junction cards

When I'm With You, mixed media graphic novel in an edition of 70, sold in the Arts and Rare Book Annex at the Last Bookstore in Los Angeles 

All illustrations for the Carlyle Hotel NYC’s 2017 calendar

2016        

On-screen artwork for film Max Rose, produced by Lightstream Entertainment Rush River Entertainment. Premiered at MOMA, NYC. 

 

Selected Awards and Publications

2019 Illustrators 60 Annual, Society of Illustrators at the Museum of Illustration, NYC

2018    Voyage LA Magazine feature

2017    Art Blitz writeup of show at Proxy Gallery in Culver City, CA

        Art Muzeo Magazine cover feature

2016    Teaching Artist Fellowship - Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

2016    Art Department Fellowship - Claremont Graduate University

2015    Art Department Fellowship - Claremont Graduate University

2013    KCRW writeup of show at Matrushka Construction in Los Angeles

2010    Guest Curator - Fountain House Gallery, NYC  

 

Teaching

2018

Teaching Artist - LACMA, Los Angeles

Co-Director and Painting & Drawing Instructor - Putney Pre-College Program, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

2017        

Teaching Artist - LACMA, Los Angeles

Studio Art and Graphic Design Instructor - Putney Pre-College Program, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Museum Educator - MoCA, Los Angeles

Teaching Artist - Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

2016        

Teaching Assistant to Carmine Iannaccone - Claremont Graduate University - The Grand Tour: A Survey of Continental Theory

Teaching Artist and Mentor to new Teaching Artist Fellows - Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA     

Teaching Artist Fellow - Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA     

Led Graduate School Seminar - Claremont Graduate University - Alternative Narrative in Film

2015        

Teaching Assistant to Sandeep Mukherjee - Pomona College - Junior/Senior Seminar

Teaching Assistant to Sandeep Mukherjee - Pomona College - Figure Painting

2013-2014    

Art Instructor - McGroarty Arts Center, Tujunga, CA

2010-2012    

2nd-3rd grade teacher - Village Community School, NYC

2008-2010    

Special Education Kindergarten - 2nd grade teacher - P94, NYC