Since moving to California my preoccupation has been with figuration. My ideas are inseparable from the process. I only paint things that are very personal. At least that is where they start; and they go on their own course almost immediately. I try to approach painting in its purest form. My gut leads me more than my eye. So my work tends to be about whatever is working for me at that moment and also whatever is not working. Going through these motions daily in painting makes me braver in life. My work merely reflects daily attempts at self actualization.
Jennifer Pochinski is an American figurative painter whose work is characterized by the sensuousness of paint. Relationships, the male-female power dynamics and autobiographical elements are key themes in her work.
She was raised in Hawaii and received her BFA from the University of Hawaii in Painting in 1991. Much of her young adulthood was spent traveling and living on the mainland USA and Europe. Since late 2010, she has been living and working in California. She has also exhibited in New York, London Los Angeles and Seattle. Her work has appeared in the Paris Review and Huffington Post and American Art Collector.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting, University of Hawaii 1991
Diploma of Higher Education Interior Architecture, Middlesex University AKTO Athens, Greece 2007
Jill Yakas Gallery, Kifisia, Greece. 2008
Jill Yakas Gallery, Kifisia, Greece. 2009
“The Act of Painting” ACS Art Center, Athens. 2010
Bonicos Gallery, Athens, Greece. 2010
John Natsoulas Gallery Davis, California January 2012
John Natsoulas Gallery November, 2013 *catalog
"Figures" b.sakata garo Sacramento November 2015
"Life is Pretty" b.sakata garo Sacramento CA October 3- 28 2017 *catalog “Your Heart is Free” Shasta College Redding CA September 2018
“You Wonder Where you Are” b. sakata garo Sacramento, CA January 2020 “Big Islands” Dolby Chadwick Gallery San Francisco June 2021
College Art, Honolulu, Hawaii. 1991 Enigma Gallery, Kifisia, Greece. 2006 Jill Yakas Gallery, Kifisia, Greece. 2008 E Studio, Kifisia, Greece. 2009
” Where The Wild Things Are”, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, California.
Bark! John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California. 2012
11th Annual California Landscape Painters John Natsoulas Gallery Davis California 2012 *catalog
“Lyrical Vision” Contemporary & Historical Bay Area Figurative Painters John Natsoulas Gallery Davis, California
Bark! John Natsoulas Gallery 2013
Art Of the 21st Century John Natsoulas Gallery 2013
13th Annual California Landscape Painter 2013
Lyrical Visions John Natsoulas 2013
Bark! Natsoulas 2014
Art of the 21st Century Natsoulas 2014
Beauty Fierce as Stars, Groundbreaking Women Painters 1950s and Beyond, Mythos Fine Art, Berkeley,CA 2014
Figures Within and Without, Mythos Fine Art, Berkeley, CA 2015 "A Show" b. sakata garo Sacramento, CA 2015
Celebrating the Legacy of David Park Santa Clara University April 2017 *catalog
Abstracts from Life Bay Area Figurative Painters Past and Present. New Museum of Los Gatos.
April- September 2017
Reconstruction: New Realism in the 21st Century Mill Contemporary Santa Fe, NM July 2017 Prince Street Gallery 9th annual Juried Exhibition. 530 W 25th St NY, NY 10001
PINK pop up show Castelli Art Space Los Angeles 11/30-12/3 2017
DOUBOUTSU b. sakata garo Sacramento November 2017
Essence The Whitney Modern Los Gatos, CA 2018
"Painters who fucking know how to paint" Seattle, WA June 2018
"El Grupo Espectacular" b. sakata garo Sacramento 2018
“Promenade” Tregony Gallery, Truro, Cornwall, UK
“Two” September 2018 Whitney Modern, Los Gatos, CA
HET BESTE b. sakata garo 20th anniversary show Sacramento, CA 10/2018
“Here and Now” Dolby Chadwick Gallery San Francisco CA 6 December 2018— 19 January 2019. “Assemble” Tregony Gallery. After Nine Gallery, London January 2019
Parent Portraits Westbeth Gallery NYC . May 11- June 8th 2019
“31 Women “ Whitney Modern Los Gatos CA March 2020
“Four at the table” Sue Greenwood Fine Art. Laguna CA March 2020
“Stay Inspired: Shelter in Place 2020” Dolby Chadwick Gallery San Francisco 2021
“Museum View” 15 x 16 ft. Davis Enterprise Building Davis, California 9/2012
PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS
Athens News. “Tsiopou’s Hidden Treasures Revealed” 16/05/08 The People Show 104,4 Athens aired 30/5/08
Athens News. “A gallery’s green paradise” 25/6/09
California Landscape Painters 2012 -2013
Davis Mural Team 2013
Seed, John “Ten Memorable Paintings from 2013” 12/20/13 Huffington Post.
Seed, John. “Jennifer Pochinski at the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts 11/05/13 Huffington Post. Edalatpour, Jeffery Abstract Memories of Bay Area Art Metroactive April 26th, 2017
Podlesnik, Joseph "Observational Drawing" Tempe Digital 2015
David and Pamela Hornik Collection
Shasta College, Redding CA
Alexandros Tombazis Architect, Athens, Greece Triton Museum, Santa Clara, California
2 Women Walk into a GalleryIlknur Demirkoparan and Jennifer Pochinski 12 - 25 Aug 2022Ilknur Demirkoparan is a Turkish-born American artist who currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Her interdisciplinary practice spans painting, sculpture, installation, performance and digital media. Demirkoparan’s art explores the intersections between political power and the narration of history by tracing her own identity in time and space. She describes...