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I am a: Woman
Age: 50
City: Oak Park
Country: International
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My Business Name: Jen McNulty Fine Arts
Phone: 773-879-6890
Email: jenmcnulty6802@hotmail.com
City: Oak Park, 60304, International
My Profession: Art
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Jennifer McNulty's 3D Photo Mosaics explore the dichotomous relationship between perception and reality in both subject matter and presentation. These works combine the graphic beauty of photography, the sculptural quality of tiled mosaics and the visual morphing of traditional two-dimensional photomosaics.

Her artistic career is diverse from a successful career in illustration, photography, traditional mosaic tile work and now 3D Photo Mosaics which began in 2011. This year, she began pursuing galleries to exhibit her work and within 2 months has already exhibited in 2 respected Chicago galleries, including a juried exhibition at Morpho Gallery where she was selected for their "Best Of Emerging Artists 2013" exhibition. Over 100 artists were selected to exhibit during Morpho's four 2-week exhibits and only 8 artists were chosen, including McNulty, for the final "Best Of..." exhibition during Chicago's Artist Month in October, 2013. McNulty was also recently granted a month-long solo exhibition at Human Thread Gallery in Bridgeport Art Center for January 2014.

A history...
After graduating from the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana in 1991, with a Bachelor's degree in Advertising and a concentration in Art History, McNulty continued her post-graduate journey to the Minneapolis College of Art and Design to work on her illustration portfolio. In 1992, she moved back to Chicago and focused on showing her work. Her illustrations were published in over 30 national and independent publications. Midway through the 90's, McNulty started to work in advertising as an Art Buyer at prestigious Chicago agencies. In 1999, she moved to London, England, where her interest in mosaics and tile work was born. No matter where she traveled throughout Europe, she saw this ancient art form in cathedrals, ruins and even lobbies of hotels. The notion of illustrating a story with such colorful and seemingly indestructible glass and ceramic really piqued her interest. McNulty was inspired to research the process and soon began merging her illustration background with mosaic tiles, all on antique pieces found on the Portobello Road in London.

After moving back to Chicago in 2002, McNulty continued with her mosaic work as well as began to explore photography. Soon, friends asked her to take their family photos because they liked her relaxed, candid style of shooting. In 2008, McNulty worked with acclaimed photographer Liz Chilsen as her project manager, an experience that was hugely beneficial in learning about the creative process and the business end of being an artist. This relationship deepened her knowledge of photography and has enhanced the artist that she is today. She currently resides in Oak Park, Illinois, where the bulk of her work is in commissions for her 3D Photo Mosaic pieces.
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Exhibition History 2013:

June 20: 50 Years of Recovery
Riveredge Hospital, 8311 W. Roosevelt, Forest Park, IL 60130
Jennifer McNulty was the only artist commissioned by Riveredge Hospital for their 50th Anniversary event. Her 3D Photo Mosaic she created for the hospital will be on permanent display in their lobby.

May 10-June 7: Artist Member Exhibit
Oak Park Art League, 720 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302
Group exhibition by OPAL members.

April 3-27: Approaching 40
ARC Gallery, 2156 N. Damen, Chicago, IL 60647
"In celebration of the 40th anniversary of ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation, this open-wall exhibit will feature over 100 artists presenting entries with dimensions that add up to 40 inches."

March 15-31: 8th Annual Emerging Artists Exhibition: Winter Sessions 2013
Morpho Gallery, 5216 N. Damen, Chicago IL 60625
"A juried exhibition focusing on up-and-coming artists from the Chicagoland-area, the Emerging Artist Exhibitions have continuously demonstrated a commitment to track down and exhibit work from artists who are new to the Chicago art-scene, in addition to established artists who are taking their practice in a new direction. Featuring works in all mediums, by artists of all ages, the Emerging Artist Exhibitions are uniquely able to provide an intimate look at the current styles and concepts appearing in Chicago's art scene."
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