Jenna Finwall Ryan

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Rhinestone assemblage necklace, 2012 Vintage Rhinestone Necklaces, Vintage Rhinestone Brooches, Safety Pins 8 1/4 X 7 Inches © Jenna Finwall Ryan
Jealousy Joy Envy Balance: colored pencil tiara, 2012 2 1/4 Inches Tall X 5 1/4 Inches Diameter © Jenna Finwall Ryan
Vase, 2000 Hand Thrown Pottery, Glazed And Fired 6 1/2 Inches Tall X 3 1/4 Inches Diameter © Jenna Finwall Ryan
Quick Facts
Purdue University, B.A.
Pepperdine University, M.A.
Loyola University Chicago, Ph.D.
writer, artist, scholar

I am moved by the architecture of Chicago and Paris, and contemporary art that lies at the intersection of culture and psychology.  My favorite museums are the Dalí Museum, the Picasso Museum and the Centre Pompidou in Paris; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles; and Chicago's MOCA and Museum of Science and Industry.  Writers who inspire me are Jean-Pierre Jeunet (writer and director of "Amélie"), Wes Anderson, and the Parisian indie filmmaker Julie Delpy ("2 Days in Paris").