Jenna Morello, multidisciplinary artist from New York City, United States. Photo © J. Morello
1.Tell us what you do and your beginnings.
I am a multidisciplinary artist based out of Brooklyn, New York. I grew up in New Jersey and began with drawing and acrylic painting. That eventually led to wood work and aerosol. When the world isn’t in a pandemic, I travel the country painting large scale murals.
Currently I’ve been doing a lot of casting and sculpture work. I tend to jump around a lot as I evolve. It allows me to combine mediums which I enjoy, as well as stack more tools in my skill arsenal.
2.What are your favorite museums in the world? Why?
I was always into science and nature growing up, so my favorite museum is the Museum of Natural History. For art, I’ve always loved the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim. Being from New York, as far as museums go, they are pretty much a staple.
3.How important are social networks in your business? And which platform do you prefer and why.
I think social media are very important, especially in the current climate we are living in. They allow followers directly into your work and process on a personal level without having to go through galleries. They also draws an audience geared towards what you make through hashtags and promotions. For these reasons I prefer Instagram.
4.What are your future projects?
It’s warming up in Brooklyn so soon I’ll begin doing murals again. I didn’t travel last year because of the pandemic so hopefully this year a bit more of that can resume. My sculpture work is also going to venture off in other things I cant say just yet, but it explores different ways of art distribution.
5.To create greater engagement among museums, artists and professionals, do you have any advice for cultural projects such as #MuseumWeek?
Everyone loves a contest. Some of the larger engagements I’ve seen tend to always revolve around a giveaway or contest.
Jenna Morello (Jersey, 1985) is an American multidisciplinary artist and her production is based on the creation of small and medium sculptures, large works of street art and each work is done by hand. Among the most famous works is the “Modern bouquet” series, a clear homage to nature: her production finds inspiration thanks to nature, daily life and for urban art works she prefers abandoned places.
For Morello, everything can become an object of art if combined with different materials and observed from another point of view, such as a lighter, a capsule. For the artist, art is a field in which every time it is a challenge between ideas and techniques of expression to do better, and she has produced works for the World Trade Center, the Ritz Carlton, Universal Music Group, Macy’s and The Superbowl. Jenna Morello lives and works in Brooklyn.