JENNYBIRD ALCANTARA

Jennybird Alcantara is a mixed-media artist living San Francisco, California. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. The majority of her work is oil painting on wood.  However, she also creates art dolls inspired by her paintings and works on paper. Her art has been described as morbidly romantic, with a dreamlike narrative at its core. Through her paintings, Alcantara contemplates the complex interconnectedness of opposites as seen through the prism of myth, fable and fantasy. She uses the symbolism of duality to explore the connection between life and death, as well as the beauty and cruelness of nature. The anthropomorphic qualities in her characters show the relationship of the central figure to the world she inhabits. Alcantara’s work has been exhibited broadly in the US and Europe and published in many publications including Hi Fructose, Juxtapoz , Raw Vision, and Art Doll Quarterly.

The Untamed Darlings, Oil on Wood, 35 x 26 in, 2015
The Untamed Darlings, Oil on Wood, 35 x 26 in, 2015

Beast Friends Forever

2015, Oil on Paper, 18.5 x 26.5 in.

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Caliper of the Muse

2012; Acrylic on paper, Antique Frame ; 30 x 22 in.

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Odalisque de la Foret

2014, Oil on Wood, 30 x 42 in.

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Patron Saint of Elusive Dreams

2012, Oil on Wood, 45 x 32 in.

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Mysterious Meeting of the Flesh and Fauna

2013, Acrylic on Paper, 29 x 23 in.

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The Nature of a Saint

202, Acrylic on Paper, 32 x 22 in.

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The Inevitable Ascension

2014, Oil and Acrylic on Paper, 21.5 x 15 in.

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Deer Anatomy

2013, Oil on wood, 24 x 27 in.

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Gathering Storm

2010, Oil on Wood Panel with Antique Frame,25 x 25 in. http://www.afanyc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Gathering-Storm.jpg

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